Noblesville Drug Crimes Lawyer
Put Our Board Certified Attorneys on Your Side Today!
Before you settle for a conviction and get labeled a drug offender, work
with an experienced attorney who can help you get the charges dismissed
or reduced. Being accused of a drug crime can be a life-altering event.
Not only can it cost you a significant amount of money, but also damage
your reputation and make it difficult for you to work in the future. In
order to avoid these serious consequences, your attorney will need the
know-how to plead down the charges or possibly get them dismissed altogether.
To begin discussing your legal options,
contact our firm today.
Know Your Rights
It is important that you know your rights, particularly in a drug crimes
case. You have the right to remain free from any unreasonable search under
Indiana law. If a search is done illegally, your attorney may be able
to get a lesser charge or get the charges dismissed. This depends on the
specifics of your case, but only an experienced Noblesville drug defense
attorney like ours at The Criminal Defense Team will know the tactics
to get this done successfully.
There are five drug classifications called schedules that are used in Indiana.
The schedules are determined by how addictive the drugs are and can be
used to determine charges and punishment.
The FIVE Schedules are:
Schedule I: The most dangerous drugs with high addiction rates and no legitimate medical
use. This includes, but is not limited to, ecstasy and heroine.
Schedule II: These are drugs that have a high risk of abuse and addiction, but may have
a legitimate medical use. This includes cocaine, codeine, PCP, and methamphetamines.
Schedule III: These drugs are less dangerous than the above but do have a risk of abuse.
These include anabolic steroids and ketamine.
Schedule IV: These have a slight risk of abuse and are widely accepted in the medical
field. These include Ambien, Xanax, and Valium.
Schedule V: These are the least severe and have a low risk of addiction and abuse.
These include drugs like Robitussin AC.
The sentences for these charges vary between six months and three years
in prison and up to $10,000 in fines. Because of the complicated nature
of drug crimes in Indiana, you need to work with an attorney who will
learn the details of your case and be able to fight for you. With more than
100 years of combined experience, the attorneys at The Criminal Defense Team will work to get you the best
outcome possible. There are only
four board certified attorneys in Indiana, and
The Criminal Defense Team has three of them.
How Does Our Team Defend a Drug Case?
Our experience as dedicated criminal defense lawyers tells us that the
best way to defend the charges is to learn everything we can about the
facts of the case.
We need to know every inch of video and audio evidence that often exists
in drug cases and scrutinize it for holes in the case. If there is a confidential
informant, we need to know who they are and what their motivations might
be to lie. We may need to take their deposition to learn more about them
and their motivations. We also need to understand all of the evidence in the larger context of
the case. It is only then can we effectively advocate for our client by
letting the prosecutor understand that
we know our case better than they do. Our experience is that when prosecutors know that they are perhaps out-strategized
on a case, and have a fear of losing, that then they may start to loosen
up and begin to have a meaningful dialogue with a proper resolution in
mind. Drug cases have their own style, language and strategy. We have
a combined 90+ years of experience in drug cases from which we can draw.
Often, we will utilize a game plan which combines strategies from previous
cases that had similar facts. This is an unbelievably valuable tool for
attaining success for our clients. We also have a former prosecutor on
our team who can offer insights as to how a prosecutor might be thinking
on a particular case or on a particular issue, and former support staff
for judges who may be able to offer ideas as to how a judge might view
a certain case or issue. Drug cases are on the rise. However the Criminal
Defense Team has the aggressiveness, experience and personnel to put our
clients in the best position to get the best result. Our reputation for
winning at trial doesn’t hurt either.
Trust in our proven success rate. Call our Noblesville drug crime attorneys
at (888) 988-5659 for a