Indianapolis Drug Crimes Lawyer
State and federal drug penalties are very harsh. You do not want to take chances with your freedom if you are charged with a drug crime. Indiana drug laws changed on July 1, 2014. Talk to a lawyer to learn how the new laws can affect you.
The Law Office of John L. Tompkins provides experienced, strategic drug crimes defense. You can rely on us to protect your rights against overzealous prosecutors. For a consultation with an Indianapolis drug crimes attorney, please call 317-631-6866.
A Conviction Can Result in a Prison Sentence
Our drug crimes defense practice covers offenses involving marijuana, narcotics, prescription drugs, synthetic cannabinoids, meth, heroin and cocaine. We can defend you against state and federal drug charges, including:
In addition, we can argue against habitual substance offender (HSO) enhancements. After a third substance offense, sentencing enhancements from two to 30 years can be added to drug penalties. In Indiana, OVWI/OWI counts as a substance offense.
Experienced Marion County Drug Possession Defense
Drug crimes defense includes determining whether your constitutional rights were violated by law enforcement. We will examine the evidence and police procedure. If the police did not have probable cause to stop you or search you, we can argue that they used illegal search and seizure. We can file motions to suppress evidence gathered during an illegal search. In some cases, we can also file a motion to dismiss the charges.
If a dismissal is not possible, we will work hard to reduce the charges and/or minimize any penalties. For first offenders who commit a nonviolent offense, drug court may be a possibility instead of a jail sentence. To schedule a consultation, please call 317-631-6866 or contact us online.