Do You Need An Indiana Drug Crime Lawyer?
Being convicted for a drug crime in the state of Indiana can come with serious consequences. Our criminal defense attorneys at Rodriguez Law, with offices in Valparaiso and La Porte, defend clients in La Porte County and the surrounding communities in Northwestern Indiana who have been accused of drug crimes and are facing a possible conviction for drugs.
Drug Crimes In The State Of Indiana
In the state of Indiana, drug offenses range in severity and can be charged as a Class B misdemeanor up to a Level 2 felony. How a prosecutor chooses to charge a drug offense will depend on the facts and circumstances of your case. Certain controlled substances, like meth and heroin, and possession of these drugs are considered to be more serious than other drugs, like THC or pot. A conviction for a class B misdemeanor will result in up to 180 days in jail and up to a $1000 fine. A conviction for a more serious Level 2 felony could result in a sentence of up to 30 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
Consequences for a drug conviction can stretch beyond the immediate penalties of fines and jail time. A conviction for any drug crime can affect your eligibility for federal student aid. A drug charge on your record can also show up on a background check and affect your eligibility for jobs or professional licensing. An experienced criminal defense and drug charges lawyer can help protect your constitutional rights, fight for your freedom, but also help you negotiate alternatives to hopefully keep the charges from affecting your permanent criminal record.
Indiana’s Problem-Solving Courts
In the state of Indiana, problem-solving courts might be available as an alternative to the criminal court system. Problem-solving courts are designed to facilitate rehabilitation. If a criminal defendant is willing to make changes to their behavior, a problem-solving court can implement treatment and counseling programs in lieu of penalties like fines and jail time. As former criminal prosecutors, our criminal defense attorneys know how and when a criminal defendant will be eligible for a problem-solving court and can help you take advantage of alternative options.
Schedule A Free Consultation With A Drug Charges Lawyer
At Rodriguez Law, we offer a free, initial consultation. To schedule a free appointment with a drug defense attorney, contact our office by calling 219-444-4322 or by sending us an email through our firm’s contact form.