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6 Elements That Can Increase the Severity of a Drug Possession Charge in Indiana

By Rigney Law LLC |

Indiana takes the offense of drug possession very seriously. A drug possession conviction can have serious consequences that can impact a person’s life significantly. Being convicted of drug possession in Indiana can lead to, among other things, incarceration and fines. The exact consequences you face for a drug possession conviction in Indiana depend on… Read More »

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Differentiating Between Drug Possession and Possession With Intent to Deliver in Indiana

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In Indiana, drug-related crimes are taken quite seriously. If you are convicted of a drug crime in Indiana, you could face several consequences. The exact consequences of a drug-related crime depend on the nature of the offense. Two common drug-related crimes that people are convicted of in Indiana are drug possession and possession with… Read More »

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Unlawful Police Stops in Indiana Drug Cases

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When facing any type of drug charges in Indiana, it is vital that you hire an experienced Indianapolis criminal defense attorney to help you challenge the State’s case against you.  Whether you are facing misdemeanor or felony drug charges, you should hire an attorney experienced in this area of the law.  Not only is… Read More »

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Enhanced Drug Possession in Indiana

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In Indiana, drug-related crimes, such as drug possession, distribution, and drug trafficking, are taken very seriously. You could face severe penalties if convicted of a drug-related crime in Indiana. In this article, we will talk about drug possession crimes. We will highlight the difference between drug possession and enhanced drug possession in Indiana. Even… Read More »

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Drug Crimes in Indianapolis: Know Your Rights and Legal Defenses

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If you have been charged with a drug offense in Indianapolis, it is vital to remember that you have rights. Additionally, it is crucial to remember that you deserve a fair defense. Below, we discuss some of the rights you have as an individual facing drug charges in Indianapolis and some common defenses to… Read More »

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When Can Police Conduct A “Stop And Frisk” In Indiana?

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The Fourth Amendment protects individuals from unreasonable searches and seizures by the government. But there are a number of judicially created exceptions to this rule. One is for so-called Terry stops, named after a 1968 United States Supreme Court decision. A Terry stop is basically where the police briefly detain a person based on… Read More »

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How Drug Dealing Can Lead To 40 Years In Prison In Indiana

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Thousands of people are charged with possessing and dealing controlled substances–i.e., illegal drugs–each year. Many of these cases are quickly elevated to felony charges based on special circumstances. For example, under Indiana law if a person distributes cocaine, methamphetamine, or a similar controlled substance that results in someone’s death, that dealer can be charged… Read More »

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Criminal Drug Possession Requires Actual Proof Of Drugs

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In a criminal case, it doesn’t necessarily matter what the government thinks you did, but rather what the government can prove you did. Put another way, the state must prove all elements of the charged offense beyond a reasonable doubt. This includes the basic facts of the crime itself. Indiana Appeals Court Reverses Conviction… Read More »

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What Are Your Rights When The Police Ask To Search Your Home?

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The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution protects all citizens from unreasonable searches of their homes by the police. In simple terms, this means that the police must normally obtain a search warrant or a suspect’s consent before performing a search of their residential property. If the police arrive at your home with… Read More »

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Drug Possession Crimes And The Three Ps

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Every year, law enforcement officers nationwide arrest over 1.8 million people for drug violations. That figure is higher than the number of arrests for assaults, DUIs, or any other type of crime. The vast majority of drug arrests, over 80 percent of them, are for simple possession. Police officers make lots of drug possession… Read More »

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