Indianapolis Marijuana Possession Attorney

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Marijuana is classified as an illegal Schedule I substance in Indiana State law, and possession of the drug is strictly prohibited. If you were accused of possessing marijuana and are now facing charges, you need to protect your rights with an Indianapolis drug defense lawyer from David E. Deal and Associates. We understand the your situation and, when you retain us, vow to work harder than anyone else to ensure that your case is resolved as beneficially as possible. Attorney David Deal and his team have handled hundreds of cases, and we're ready to help you.

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What Are the Penalties for Marijuana Possession in Indiana?

The punishments you could be facing for a conviction depend heavily on the amount of marijuana in question. The greater the amount, the greater the penalties will be. Possessing up to 30 grams is considered a Class A misdemeanor with punishments including:

  • Up to one year behind bars
  • Up to $5000 in fines
  • Extensive probation

If you are arrested with an amount over 30 grams, or if you have had any prior drug crime convictions, the crime will be escalated to a Class D felony. If you are sentenced for such a violation, you could be penalized with:

  • Six months to three years prison time
  • Maximum of $10,000 fine
  • Probation time after jail sentence
  • Community service

Understand and Challenge Possession Charges

Law enforcement officials often try to include additional charges when arresting someone for marijuana possession. They can do this by deducing that any amount over 30 grams was not intended for personal use. If this is the case, you might also be charged with distribution or trafficking crimes, which tend to carry punishments even more severe than just possession.

You should also be aware that certain pieces of drug paraphernalia are illegal to possess, make, or sell in Indiana. Even if no illicit substances are on you when you are arrested, you could be charged with marijuana possession just for carrying devices used to ingest or process the drug.

Over a Decade of Experience, Hundreds of Successful Cases

When you have been arrested on marijuana charges, you can’t let your future freedoms and stability hang in the balance. You need to protect yourself by retaining the services of an Indianapolis drug crime attorney from David E. Deal and Associates. We can refute charges through various legal means, such as challenging the legality behind the arresting officer’s search and seizure of your property, or disputing the amount of marijuana you actually had on you.

Take action today by scheduling a free case evaluation with our firm.