Have You Been Arrested For A Drug Crime?
Nonviolent drug offenses are among the most common types of criminal charges that the residents in Indiana face. Often, the circumstances surrounding drug-related cases are complex and require a thorough investigation of the facts and evidence.
At Matthew D. Barrett, P.C. Attorney at Law, I have successfully represented hundreds of clients in drug-related cases. I’m Matthew Barrett, a criminal defense attorney in Logansport, Indiana, with nearly 20 years of experience. I have the skill and knowledge necessary to defend against the most serious felony drug charges. Whether you’re facing a misdemeanor or felony offense, I’m committed to helping you overcome the charges.
Experience With All Types Of Drug Charges In Indiana
I represent clients facing all kinds of drug charges in Indiana, including:
- Drug possession
- Possession with intent to distribute
- Possession of paraphernalia
You can rely on me for guidance on any type of charge involving substances such as:
- Prescription medications such as Xanax, Adderall and Oxycontin
- Ecstasy (MDMA)
I take a fresh approach to every drug case, investing the time and effort to build a strong defense from the start.
Penalties For Drug Crime Convictions In Indiana
Indiana law takes a harsh stance on drug offenses. Depending on the type of charge as well as the type and quantity of the substance involved, you could face:
- Jail time ranging from up to 180 days for a misdemeanor or up to 30 years for a felony-level offense
- Fines of up to $10,000
- A permanent conviction on your criminal record
- A tarnished reputation
- A lifelong impact on your ability to qualify for certain student aid and professional licensure
- A harsher sentence if this isn’t your first drug offense
Given the high stakes involved in any drug offense, it’s important to take the charges seriously. I will work tirelessly to avoid or mitigate the impact of the charges on your life.
Investigating Police Procedure
Criminal defense cases often hinge on how well the police followed proper procedures. I can identify ways the police may have violated your constitutional rights or proper legal procedure. In some cases, such violations can lead to the complete dismissal of a defendant’s case.
For example, most drug possession cases involve search and seizure issues. If police officers search your home without probable cause or a warrant, there is the possibility of excluding the evidence against you. If police ask to search your property, always decline and request to speak with a lawyer first.
An experienced criminal defense lawyer knows how to look for these elements for your defense. Even if you believe the evidence is overwhelmingly against you, I will work to find the weaknesses in the prosecution’s case and minimize the consequences if you are convicted.
Start Benefitting From An Aggressive Defense Against Drug Charges
To learn more about your options for overcoming drug charges, contact me at 574-516-6188 or toll-free at 800-523-5099. You can also reach me online by filling out a brief contact form on the website. I offer free initial consultations.