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Indiana has some of the harshest penalties when it comes to drug-related offenses. Due to the so-called “war on drugs,” even seemingly minor drug and paraphernalia possession charges can have lasting consequences. Those accused of more serious drug crimes face even harsher penalties.

If you have been arrested for a drug crime, it is important that you remember you have the right to be presumed innocent unless proven guilty. That being said, these charges should be taken seriously, as prosecutors and judges will often seek the maximum penalties for alleged offenders. At Heifner Law Inc., we offer innovative defense strategies and personalized legal guidance throughout each stage of the process. Our Anderson drug crimes attorney is prepared to fight for your rights and, most importantly, your freedom.

Contact Heifner Law Inc. today for a free, confidential consultation; call (765) 200-6328 or fill out and submit an online contact form.

Common Drug Charges & Penalties in Indiana

In Indiana, you can be charged with “actual” or “constructive” drug possession. If drugs are found in your home, this may be enough for law enforcement to establish that you had intent, capability, and control over the illicit substance, which could lead to a “constructive” possession charge.

Furthermore, anyone who is found to manufacture, distribute, deliver, or finance the manufacture/delivery of illegal drugs in Indiana could face charges of drug trafficking. The penalties for drug trafficking are very severe and typically involve some prison time.

Some of the most common drug charges and penalties in Indiana include:

  • Possession of Marijuana, Less than 30 Grams: Class A misdemeanor
  • Possession of Marijuana, More than 30 Grams: Class D felony
  • Possession of Cocaine or Methamphetamine, Less than 3 Grams: Up to 3 years imprisonment and fines up to or more than $10,000
  • Possession of Cocaine or Methamphetamine, More than 3 Grams: 2-8 years imprisonment and fines up to or more than $10,000
  • Distributing Less than 1 Gram of Cocaine, Narcotics, or Methamphetamine: 1-6 years in prison
  • Distributing 1-5 Grams of Cocaine, Narcotics, or Methamphetamine: 2-12 years in prison
  • Distributing 5-10 Grams of Cocaine, Narcotics, or Methamphetamine: 3-16 years in prison
  • Distributing 10 or More Grams of Cocaine, Narcotics, or Methamphetamine: 10-30 years in prison

Drug crime charges should not be taken lightly. If you or your loved one has been arrested for a drug crime in Indiana, contact our firm as soon as possible so that our Anderson drug crimes attorney can begin building a solid defense on your behalf. We offer aggressive legal representation for individuals throughout Central Indiana.

Call (765) 200-6328 or contact us online today for a free consultation.


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