If you or a loved one has been accused of drug possession or dealing/distribution charges in Indiana, you need to hire a tough criminal defense lawyer to fight aggressively for you and to protect your rights.
Defending Against Drug Crime Charges
At Jones Law Office LLC, we understand how any involvement in a drug crime could impact and derail your entire life plan. Attorney Andrew B. Jones is a trusted, compassionate drug crime defense lawyer who is committed to fight for you and protect your reputation and future.
Do not let one mistake ruin your life
An arrest for drug crimes, even without a conviction, can cause extra stress to family, careers, and one’s reputation. For anyone arrested for a drug crime in the state of Indiana, the charges are severe. This severity is a result of Indiana’s controlled substances law which asserts that no person may possess or use a drug that was not legally prescribed to him/her.
If a person is caught possessing a drug without a known prescription, he/she can be charged with a felony regardless of type, amount, or location of arrest. However, those factors can affect the severity of the felony.
In terms of location, the proximity to children will cause the charge to increase in severity. For example, being arrested within 1,000 feet of a location where minors frequent, such as a park, a school, family housing complex, or a youth program center is a much more serious crime than being arrested farther from those complexes.
The type and amount of drug also does affect the level of felony that the police can charge you with. Marijuana, although legal in numerous states, is an illegal substance in the state of Indiana; so even with a medical prescription, possession of marijuana in any of its forms is a crime. However, the crime for possession of marijuana will likely remain a misdemeanor even if you are charged with over 30 grams.
Cocaine or methamphetamines are much more serious. Possession of these drugs in amounts smaller than 3 grams can be a Level 6 Felony, but anything over 3 grams is more serious. A result of a felony charge means fines of up to $10,000 and anywhere from 6 months to 40 years in prison.
Being charged with possession of a drug does not mean you had any intent to sell. Thus, drug trafficking is not equivalent to drug possession, and in order to be charged with trafficking there must be probable cause to believe there was intent.
No matter what drug crime or how severe it is, it is essential to have a competent drug crime defense attorney fighting for you and your rights every step of the way.
Why Should I Speak to a Drug Crime Defense Attorney?
No matter what type of drug crime you or a loved one is charged with, we are here to help you through every step of the process.
In order to best protect you and your loved ones we will start by re-examining your case to best form a defense strategy.
It is possible your case was a result of broken Fourth Amendment rights. This means that you were searched without a warrant making the charge a result of an unlawful search and seizure. If this is true, the case and any evidence can be thrown out.
Secondly, even if drugs were found lawfully, they may not have been yours and you may not have known that they were there. As a result of this fact, there may be no true proof of possession leading to the case being thrown out as well.
There are many things that could have occurred during and after the arrest wherein the case may be easily dismissed. We are committed to fighting for your rights and finding out the truth of the matter.
Do not let one mistake or one false and unfounded accusation ruin your life. Trust Attorney Andrew B. Jones at Jones Law Office LLC to relentlessly and compassionately defend your rights.
At Jones Law Office LLC we handle all levels of misdemeanor and felony cases including:
• Class A Misdemeanors
• Class B Misdemeanors
• Class C Misdemeanors
• Level 1 Felonies
• Level 2 Felonies
• Level 3 Felonies
• Level 4 Felonies
• Level 5 Felonies
• Level 6 Felonies
Need a Drug Crime Defense Attorney?
Call Attorney Andrew B. Jones at Jones Law Office LLC today at (574) 239-7017 to find out how we can help build the best defense to protect you, your future, and your rights.