There is no doubt that arrests for drug crimes are on the rise throughout Indiana, but particularly in southern and south central Indiana. Prosecutors and judges throughout the state, in our experience, are very inconsistent in how they deal with these types of crimes. Some are very harsh and rigid in their treatment of defendants accused of crimes involving drugs. Others are better at understanding that oftentimes treatment and mercy are appropriate. The lawyers in the Criminal Defense Team have successfully handled thousands and thousands of these cases throughout the state. When prosecutors have been unwilling to make an offer to resolve the case that is worthy, our lawyers have also taken drug cases all the way to jury trial – and have won, even on the most serious of cases and allegations.
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.
In the state of Indiana, drug crimes are classified by schedule and ordered by how dangerous or addictive the substance is. These schedules also dictate how harshly you can be punished if you are found possessing, manufacturing, trafficking, or selling.
A conviction on a drug case can lead to county jail time or prison time for up to 40 years on a single charge, dependent upon the type of charge, sometime you might be facing as little as 1 year in the county jail. Drug cases are serious business with serious consequences. Our team of lawyers and staff will fight for you or your loved one. Also, if our client has a drug addiction, we will do what we can to help them out while the case is pending. Protect yourself or your loved one from ravages and punishment of drug cases. Contact our Franklin criminal defense lawyers at (888) 519-2730. We travel all over the state of Indiana and have represented and fought for clients in central, southern and south central Indiana on drug cases.
The U.S. Constitution guarantees protections to anyone who has been arrested for a drug crime. This includes prohibitions against law enforcement agencies unlawfully searching or seizing your property, as well as your right not to incriminate yourself.
It is important that you exercise this right and let your attorney handle your case. With over 90 years of combined professional experience, we can employ tactics that have successfully worked in the past to your unique circumstances.