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If you are found in possession of a large quantity of drugs, you could be facing serious drug trafficking charges. Depending on the circumstances, this could result in penalties including years in prison. If you have been arrested for drug trafficking, you need to reach out to an experienced criminal defense lawyer immediately. Reach out to the lawyers at The Criminal Defense Team for effective legal representation at this pivotal time.

Call (317) OUR-TEAM to speak with our drug trafficking attorneys today.

Why You Need an Experienced Indiana Drug Trafficking Attorney

Drug trafficking is a serious criminal offense that can have long-lasting effects. In addition to facing years behind bars, you are also facing other serious consequences, such as being prohibited from living in certain types of housing in the future, pursuing higher education, and  being able to get a job. Your life, future, and reputation are on the line, so the decision you make in the attorney you choose to represent you can have a major impact on the rest of your life. 

Here is what you can expect when you hire The Criminal Defense Team of Baldwin Perry & Wiley PC:

  • Our lawyers will carefully review the charging documents and look for any errors or incorrect information to begin immediately mounting a criminal defense on your behalf. 
  • Our team can compassionately guide you through the process and answer any questions you have.
  • Our Indiana drug attorneys can represent you in state or federal court through every stage of the case.
  • We will be there for any police interrogation or other encounters with law enforcement to protect your rights. 
  • Our Board-Certified Trial Specialists can look for any irregularities in the arrest, search, and prosecution for grounds to dismiss your charges. 
  • Our legal team will investigate your case to find any weaknesses in the government’s case. 
  • We will make persuasive legal arguments to have the charges against you reduced or dropped.
  • We will use a collaborative approach to determine the best possible defense strategy, leveraging our many combined years of experience and personal insight as former prosecutors. 
  • We will ask to have biased jurors removed from the panel. 
  • If your case cannot be successfully resolved before trial, we can fight effectively for you at trial, raising applicable defenses and fighting for your acquittal. 
  • We will use our knowledge of federal and state sentencing guidelines and mitigating factors to argue for a lighter sentence.

Learn more about how our highly skilled and award-winning team can help. Call our Indiana drug trafficking attorneys today for your confidential consultation. 

What Are Indiana’s Laws Regarding Drug Trafficking 

Drug trafficking generally refers to selling, transporting, or importing controlled substances. There are state and federal drug trafficking laws regarding these prohibited activities. Federal law trafficking involves the illegal distribution, sale, or transport of controlled substances. However, Indiana does not use the same definitions. Instead, the weight of the drugs involved can result in harsher penalties. 

In Indiana, the following legal elements are involved in drug trafficking charges: 

Large Quantity of Drugs

These crimes typically require that there is a large quantity of drugs involved. Also, a larger quantity of drugs can influence the possible penalties you face. 

Intent and Possession

Prosecutors must prove that the defendant was in possession of a certain amount of drugs and had the intent to sell them. Sometimes, the intent of the actor can be inferred from the quantity of drugs involved. 

Manufacture, Movement, or Sale

Despite common belief, drug trafficking charges in Indiana do not require the prosecution to show that you manufactured, moved, or sold drugs. However, these actions can provide further support to the prosecution. 

Indiana Penalties for Drug Trafficking

Drug trafficking charges carry harsh penalties, including the following:

  • Incarceration – Drug trafficking can result in years behind bars for state or federal violations. 
  • Fines – You can face fines totaling thousands of dollars. 
  • Probation – Many defendants are placed on probation as an alternative to or in addition to other penalties. Probation can restrict your movement, require you to meet with a probation officer, and subject you to random drug testing. 
  • Asset forfeiture – Asset forfeiture laws allow the government to take real and personal property that is suspected of being involved in the drug trade.
  • Loss of civil rights – Being a convicted felon can result in the loss of various civil rights, including the right to vote and possess firearms. 
  • Loss of opportunities – You could be barred from applying for federal education loans, working certain jobs, and pursuing other opportunities. 

An experienced criminal defense attorney will work to protect you from these harsh penalties.

Possible Defenses to Drug Trafficking Charges in Indiana

An Indiana drug trafficking attorney can carefully review your case and highlight potential defense strategies. There may be various types of defense strategies that a criminal defense lawyer can effectively raise in your defense to avoid a conviction or minimize penalties. Some defenses that could apply in these situations include:

Fourth Amendment Violations 

The Fourth Amendment protects you from illegal searches and seizures. Police and other law enforcement agencies do not have the right to search your vehicle, home, or person without your permission – and you should not grant them this permission. If they conducted an illegal search without a warrant or other legal justification, the evidence stemming from the illegal search may be suppressed, providing a pathway to seek a dismissal of the charges.

No Possession

In some circumstances, law enforcement may not be able to prove that you are actually in possession of the drugs. While constructive possession can associate the drugs with you, it may be possible to argue that the drugs were not yours in some circumstances, such as if someone else had access to them.  

Lawful Possession

You could have a valid prescription for the drug and be able to raise this as a defense to the charges against you. 

Lack of Participation in the Transaction

You could have been present at the site of a drug sale but had no participation in it. Law enforcement could have swept you up, along with many others.


Sometimes, an undercover law enforcement officer might coerce innocent people to sell or give them drugs. 

Contact Our Indiana Drug Trafficking Lawyers Today

If you are facing drug trafficking charges in Indiana, do not hesitate to call The Criminal Defense Team for help. Our Indiana drug trafficking lawyers have decades of experience we can put to use to protect your rights and develop an effective legal defense. We offer a confidential consultation to listen to your story and explain how we can help.

Fill out our online contact form today or call us at (317) 687-8326  to get started with your defense.