Harsh Consequences Of A Drug Conviction
Drug charges can come in many forms with a wide variety of possible penalties. Our attorneys have handled hundreds of drug cases, and may recognize issues that other attorneys might miss. We can defend you, if you have been accused of any of the following types of offenses:
- Possession of Narcotics such as cocaine, heroin or prescription medications
- Dealing and Distribution of Narcotics and Controlled Substances
- Manufacturing or Intending to Manufacture Methamphetamines
- Possessing, Dealing and/or Growing Marijuana
- Trafficking across state borders or Conspiracy to Distribute
- Maintaining a Common Nuisance
Located in Indianapolis and with offices in South Bend and Carmel, Hayes Ruemmele LLC, has more than 40 years of combined legal experience defending people in our community against criminal charges. We handle drug cases in counties throughout Indiana, and in both Federal District Courts. Our attorneys will collaborate on your case to build the strongest defense.
Understanding Search and Seizure
Drug crimes are treated strictly in Indiana with penalties that include time behind bars, hefty fines, community service and probation. Often these cases start with a search. Did you agree to a search of your vehicle during a traffic stop without knowing a passenger left behind cocaine? Did officers uncover marijuana plants or methamphetamine at your residence through a search warrant?
You need to talk with a skilled Indianapolis drug crimes lawyer who will stand beside you and stand up for your rights.
Suppression of Evidence
In both state and federal drug cases, issues can affect whether the prosecution can introduce evidence at trial. For instance, if a traffic stop lacked a reasonable and articulable suspicion, the prosecution might not be able to use evidence against you or prove the case. Other defenses often relate to search warrant issues, involuntary consent to search or an improper interrogation. At all stages of the criminal justice system it is crucial that you understand your Constitutional rights, and seek counsel from a criminal defense attorney that is experienced in defending drug charges.
Speak With Us Right Away
Were you arrested on drug charges? Time is crucial and you need to find out what you are up against. Our attorneys have handled cases in both state and federal court, and they know when and how to try a case to obtain the best available outcome.