Drug Possession Is A Serious Criminal Offense
Despite the relaxation of laws in other states, such as allowance for medical use, drug possession is still a serious felony in Indiana. If you or a family member was arrested for drugs in the Indianapolis area, you need to fight the charges to avoid prison and a felony record.
The law firm of Sallee Law, LLC, provides the experience you need to confront allegations of drug possession. We have been successful in motions and at trial in challenging drug charges on Fourth Amendment grounds and other defenses. With so much at stake, you need a lawyer whose mindset is to win the case, not merely strike a plea bargain.
Assert your rights! Call us without delay for a free consultation at 317-643-5507. Our Indianapolis firm handles drug cases in all surrounding counties, including Hendricks, Boone and Hamilton counties, and statewide Indiana.
Can The Prosecution Prove Its Case?
Attorney Todd Sallee has practiced in criminal defense for nearly 16 years. Before that, he prosecuted drug crimes and other felony offenses as an assistant prosecutor. His extensive trial experience and knowledge of how drug crimes are investigated give an extra edge in defending these cases. With the possibility of prison on the line, you need every possible advantage.
We handle all drug possession cases, including:
- Possession of marijuana (misdemeanor or felony amount)
- Possession of cocaine, heroin, meth or other street drugs
- Possession of controlled substances (OxyContin, Xanax, Adderall, etc.)
- Possession with intent to distribute (certain quantity or other evidence of dealing)
Although the police report may say that you were caught with drugs, it is never an open-and-shut case. You are protected under the Constitution against unreasonable search and seizure. This includes illegal traffic stops, being stopped on the street without any reasonable suspicion, or search of your vehicle or home without your consent or a valid warrant.
We have been successful in challenging drug possession on Fourth Amendment grounds. In one recent case, we had a blood draw suppressed as the product of unlawful search and seizure. We have also defeated cases in which police smelled marijuana when they stopped the car and charged everybody in the vehicle with possession. (See examples of our notable case results in drug cases.)
We Know Your Rights And How To Win Cases
We make every attempt to get charges dismissed, to get evidence or witnesses excluded, or to convince the prosecutor to reduce the charges. We also prepare for trial because of the severe penalties that accompany a conviction.
You may also qualify for diversion programs to keep the conviction off your record or Drug Court to get addiction help rather than prison time. Call us immediately at 317-643-5507 if you or a loved one was arrested on drug possession charges, or contact us online. We are available 24/7 to protect your rights.