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Rule Of Right, Not Might

Schererville Drug Crimes Lawyers

Drug Offense Attorneys - Lake County, IN

We serve Northwest Indiana and the surrounding towns and counties

At Funk & Wendlinger, LLC, we believe that everyone deserves a fair trial, and that everyone deserves a chance to live their lives without these extremely harsh penalties facing them. And make no mistake about it – a drug related offense in Indiana is a serious matter. In fact, even a minor infraction can land you in jail for the very first offense. Arguably even worse than that, however, is the fact that these offenses can linger on your record for years, haunting you every time that you apply for a job.

 

Because many drug offenses in Indiana tend to be felonies, it is important that you take a few moments to fully understand the severity of your situation. Some of the consequences that you can expect to experience if convicted of a felony include the following:

  • A length prison or jail sentence

  • Heft fines, often tens of thousands of dollars

  • A criminal record, which leads to difficulty finding a job

  • An increased difficulty when it comes to renting a home or apartment

  • The inability to work as a doctor, teacher, lawyer, pharmacist, nurse, or financial professional

  • The inability to collect federal financial aid, which could significantly hinder your ability to receive a college education

  • The loss of your green card or immigration visa, possible deportation, and denial of citizenship should you be a non-U.S. citizen

 

If you are convicted of a drug related offense, you might face a wide variety of penalties. While we have already talked about things like serving jail time for even small infractions, it is important to note that even things like marijuana possession or use can land you in serious trouble. Some individuals end up with lengthy house arrest and probation sentences.

 

With the above said, there are, of course, more serious sentences depending upon your exact crime. There are also other factors that can severely increase the punishment you receive. If you were in possession of a firearm when arrested, for example, you will most likely find yourself facing harsher penalties than the already-severe punishments you would already be facing. The same is true if you were arrested near a park, a school, a youth center, or a family housing complex.

 

When it comes to drug charges, there is a wide variety of issues from which to choose. While it would be nearly impossible to quickly list every possible option, we will take a look at some of the most common charges you can face.

 

We represent people charged with drug crimes and offenses like:

  • Drug possession

  • Drug sales or trafficking, including possession with intent to deliver

  • Manufacture and delivery charges

  • Illegal possession or distribution of prescription drugs

  • Conspiracy to import, transport, manufacture or distribute drugs

 

As you might imagine, possession charges are less severe than dealing charges. The difference between the two is that being charged with dealing means that you were knowingly obtaining, packaging, and reselling an illegal or controlled substance. Note that location can play a big role in how this kind of charge is punished. If you were caught dealing near a school or playground, or anywhere else where youth are likely to be in great numbers, then you will be in even more trouble for corrupting the youth.

 

Are you fairly convinced there is no way out of the situation at this point? While you might not be able to avoid all trouble, the fact of the matter is that an experienced attorney who understands the drug laws at work in Indiana can help reduce or eliminate charges in some cases. For more information regarding how we can best represent you, contact Funk & Wendlinger, LLC! Contact us TODAY for help!

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