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Indianapolis Drug Crime Attorney

Fighting Drug Crime Charges in Indiana

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Whether you are charged with narcotics trafficking or narcotics possession, the Law Office of John Alt has the experience to effectively fight for your rights and successfully litigate your drug case. With over 20 years of experience in the criminal justice system, 12 of which were spent as a superior court magistrate judge, I am an Indianapolis drug crime lawyer who knows how to get things done correctly.

Facing drug crime charges in Indiana? Contact our drug crime lawyer in Indianapolis to start discussing your case.

What are the Drug Possession Penalties in Indiana?

A person charged with a drug crime needs an experienced Indianapolis drug crime attorney at their side. I have thousands of drug cases under my belt and will work closely with you to bring about the best practicable resolution to your case. Under Indiana law, those convicted of drug offenses can face an array of strict and harsh penalties. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the crime, these penalties could include:

  • Years of incarceration
  • Community corrections
  • Years of probation
  • Thousands of dollars in fines, penalties, fees and costs
  • Multi-year license suspensions

Indiana Marijuana Laws

Under federal law, the possession and sale of marijuana is still illegal, regardless of each state's position. If Indiana legalizes the use of marijuana, you can still be prosecuted under federal laws.

If you have been charged with possession of marijuana, it is important to understand your rights and options. Contact an Indianapolis attorney experienced with criminal defense for advice in handling your drug charge.

Is Possession of Coke a Felony?

In Indiana, possession of cocaine is charged as a felony depending on the amount that is found in your possession and the circumstances surrounding the case.

Possible classifications of cocaine possession include:

  • Class D felony: less than three grams
  • Class B felony: less than three grams and within 1,000 feet of a school property
  • Class C felony: more than three grams
  • Class A felony: more than three grams and within 1,000 feet of a school property

Aggressively Challenging the Drug Charges Against You

I know how to fight the drug charges brought against you. I have seen what works and what doesn't. Based on the individualized facts of your case, I will mount an aggressive defense that attacks the legal infirmities of the evidence collected against you and dismantles the prosecutor's case from the inside.

Whether we decide to argue that evidence should be suppressed or choose to dispute particular testimony, as your Indianapolis drug crime lawyer I will pursue the best course of action to defend your case.

As your Indianapolis drug crime attorney, a few of the defenses I can argue on your behalf include:

  • Lack of possession — The evidence fails to establish beyond a reasonable doubt that you, as opposed to someone else, possessed the controlled substance.
  • Unwitting possession — The drugs were left on your person, in your vehicle or among your possessions without your knowledge or consent.
  • Fourth Amendment violations — The police violated your constitutional right against unlawful searches and seizures, and thus the evidence against you must be suppressed.
  • Entrapment — The government induced you to commit the crime, and you were not otherwise predisposed to commit the crime.
  • Crime lab mistakes — The lab misanalyzed the drugs, failed to follow proper procedure, cross-contaminated samples or falsified test results.

Providing Strong Representation to Indianapolis Drug Defendants

I have successfully represented clients charged with both misdemeanor- and felony-level drug offenses, and have gone to trial on hundreds of occasions. From major felonies such as trafficking and school zone enhancement offenses, to lower level felonies such as possessing less than 3 grams of cocaine or meth, to misdemeanor offenses such as possessing marijuana or drug paraphernalia, I provide aggressive, knowledgeable legal representation in drug cases.

For exceptional legal representation in your drug crime case, contact Indianapolis drug crime attorney John Stephen Alt at (317) 268-5788.

Brave Enough to Fight for You

Why Hire the Law Office of John Alt?
  • Over 20 Years of Experience

    Attorney Alt has came, saw, and conquered the most complex criminal matters you can think of.

  • Tough as Nails Defense

    Facing legal giants fearlessly is how we beat them. Attorney Alt holds his own when handling a case.

  • Not Intimidated by Court

    We refuse to be outmaneuvered, out-hustled, or outworked by the prosecutor or opposing counsel.

  • We Get the Job Done

    A firm with a proven track record for results is most qualified to handle your case. We fit the description.