No Charges Filed for Leaving the Scene of an Accident
Bloomington defense lawyer Allison Chopra understands the importance of being proactive in every criminal case. So, when a client allegedly left the scene of an accident, Allison wasted no time presenting the facts to the prosecutor to give them a better picture of the case. Due to her legal insight and immediate efforts, the charges never even got filed, and the client was able to get back to their life without stress.
Pretrial Diversion in Battery Case
Bloomington defense attorney Allison Chopra helped a client charged with battery obtain a desirable outcome in his case. Instead of a prison sentence and hefty fines, Allison got the client into a pretrial diversion program. As a result, he only has to serve community service and his battery charge will be dismissed after six months.
Felony Firearm Charges Dismissed
Allison Chopra recently represented a client who had been charged with possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon. In Indiana, this offense is a Level 4 felony that carries a maximum 12-year prison sentence and up to $10,000 in fines. As an experienced and dedicated criminal defense attorney, Allison immediately sprang into action and got the case dismissed entirely.
Fake ID Case Dismissal
After a client was arrested for carrying false government identification, he contacted Bloomington defense attorney Allison Chopra for help. Possession of a fake ID is a Class C Misdemeanor in Indiana, so the man was looking at a possible 60 days in jail and $500 in fines. To protect her client from the harm of a conviction, Allison fought for him to receive a pre-trial diversion instead, and the court accepted. This means the client's charge will be dismissed entirely after one year.
Hardship License Granted for OWI Case
A client charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (OWI) enlisted the help of Bloomington defense attorney Allison Chopra. Under Indiana OWI/DUI laws, the client faced a license suspension of up to two years, which would make their commute to work virtually impossible. However, Allison negotiated the license suspension down to only 60 days, and she also petitioned the court for specialized driving privileges (also known as a hardship license). The judge granted the hardship license, and as a result, Allison's client could continue to drive to work during the 60-day suspension.
Failure to Register as a Sex Offender Case Dismissed
A client reached out to Bloomington sex crimes lawyer Allison Chopra for help after he was charged with failing to register as a sex offender — a level 6 felony in Indiana. If convicted, the client faced up to two years in prison and a maximum fine of $10,000. During her investigation into the client's arrest, Allison quickly determined that prosecutors lacked sufficient evidence to convict her client. A former prosecutor herself, Allison was able to successfully reason with the prosecution and get the case dismissed entirely.
Level 3 Armed Robbery Reduced to Misdemeanor
Criminal defense attorney Allison Chopra recently helped a client who had been charged with a Level 3 felony in an armed robbery case. The client faced up to 16 years in prison and $10,000 in fines, so he chose an experienced and aggressive lawyer to bring him the best defense possible. Allison Chopra gathered text messages and photo evidence from her client and presented it to the prosecutor. Using her impressive negotiation skills and former experience as a prosecutor, Allison successfully got the charges pled down to a Class A Misdemeanor Theft. This allowed the client to move forward in life with minimal impact.