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Carmel Drug Crime Defense Lawyers
Approachable, Accessible & Aggressive Defense Every Step of the Way
Indiana has a notorious drug problem. As such, whether you are accused of drug possession or dealing, the law imposes harsh consequences regardless of the amount and type of drugs you were caught with. Considering how tough Indiana’s marijuana laws are, which is a mild drug compared to other controlled substances, it’s no surprise that you could be looking at years of imprisonment and steep fines if convicted of any drug crime.
Blankenship Law, LLC is here to defend you against drug crime accusations. Attorney Eric Blankenship is a former prosecutor, and we understand what you’re up against. To fight your drug charges, we can leverage our insider knowledge of both sides of the courtroom by building effective defense strategies that anticipate the prosecution’s attacks. At no point during your case will you feel unprepared; in fact, you will experience the opposite. Our mission is to form a good relationship with you and equip you with the knowledge and honest counsel you need every step of the way.
Drug Possession & Dealing in Carmel
Drug crimes involve possession and dealing, both of which carry life-changing consequences.
Possession of cocaine or another narcotic drug and methamphetamine
A person who, knowingly or intentionally possesses cocaine, a narcotic drug or methamphetamine (pure or adulterated) classified in schedule I or II, commits a Level 6 felony.
- Level 5 felony: 5 to 9 grams; or less than 5 grams and an enhancing circumstance applies
- Level 4 felony: 10 to 27 grams; or 5 to 9 grams and an enhancing circumstance applies
- Level 3 felony: 28 grams or more; or 10 to 27 grams and an enhancing circumstance applies
Dealing a schedule I, II, or III controlled substance or controlled substance analog
A person who knowingly or intentionally manufactures, delivers, or finances the manufacture or delivery of a schedule I, II, or III drug except for marijuana, hash oil, hashish, or salvia; or possesses, with intent to manufacture, deliver, or finance the manufacture or delivery of a schedule I, II, or III drug, except for marijuana, hash oil, hashish, or salvia commits a Level 6 felony.
- Level 5 felony: 1 to 4 grams; or less than 1 gram and an enhancing circumstance applies
- Level 4 felony: 5 to 9 grams; or 1 to 4 grams and an enhancing circumstance applies
- Level 3 felony: 10 to 27 grams; or 5 to 9 grams and an enhancing circumstance applies
- Level 2 felony: 28 grams or more; or 10 to 27 grams and an enhancing circumstance applies
Enhancing circumstances means you have a prior conviction, you committed an offense while possessing a firearm, you manufactured or delivered a drug and/or it involved a minor, among others.
Indiana Drug Schedules
Indiana classifies drugs based on the potential for abuse, accepted medical use and potential for dependence.
Schedule I – The drug or other substance has a high potential for abuse and has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the US.
- Examples include heroin, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), marijuana (cannabis), 3, 4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (ecstasy), methaqualone, and peyote.
Schedule II – The drug or other substance has a high potential for abuse and has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the US or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse of the drug or other substances may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
- Products with less than 15 milligrams of hydrocodone per dosage unit (Vicodin), cocaine, methamphetamine, methadone, hydromorphone (Dilaudid), meperidine (Demerol), oxycodone (OxyContin), fentanyl, Dexedrine, Adderall, and Ritalin.
Schedule III – The drug or other substance has a potential for abuse less than the drugs or other substances in schedules I and II, the drug or other substance has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States, and abuse of the drug or other substance may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
- Products containing less than 90 milligrams of codeine per dosage unit (Tylenol with codeine), ketamine, anabolic steroids, and testosterone.
Schedule IV – The drug or other substance has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs or other substances in schedule III, has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States and abuse of the drug or other substance may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs or other substances in schedule III.
- Fenfluramine, Lorcaserin, Xanax, Soma, Darvon, Darvocet, Valium, Ativan, Talwin, Ambien, and Tramadol.
Schedule V – The drug or other substance has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs or other substances in schedule IV, has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States, and abuse of the drug or other substance may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs or other substances in schedule IV.
- Cough preparations with less than 200 milligrams of codeine or per 100 milliliters (Robitussin AC), Lomotil, Motofen, Lyrica, and Parepectolin.
Proven Drug Crimes Defense in Carmel, IN
Few things are more important than your freedom, which is why we work diligently, seeking a favorable outcome such as having your drug charges reduced or dismissed altogether. In an uncertain time like this, you need a lawyer who wants to get to know you on a personal level and is available 24/7 to help you out. That’s why you can trust our team to tackle your drug charges.
To us, you’re not just a case number to check off the list. Your future and freedom are as important as our own, and we’ll handle your case as such.
What Makes Blankenship Law Different?
Experience. Dedication. Accessibility.
Please check out my State of Indiana Bar Profile, and you’ll see that I’m licensed to practice law, a member in good standing, and free from any previous reprimands.
Having around the clock access to legal counsel means you get questions answered and concerns addressed. Blankenship Law isn’t the biggest firm in town, but it’s the biggest friend in the legal system you can have on your side.
Having a working relationship with many of the prosecutors in the area, Attorney Eric Blankenship is able to maneuver your case through the system with greater ease than other lawyers.
When your freedom is on the line, courtroom experience matters. Attorney Eric Blankenship has tried over a hundred jury trials.
As a former Marion County Prosecutor, Attorney Eric Blankenship knows both sides of the criminal court system and is 100% dedicated to only providing criminal legal services.
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