Judgment-Free Criminal Defense From A Former Prosecutor

Building A Defense Against Drug Charges

It is no secret that Indiana courtrooms take drug charges very seriously, but you may be surprised at how quickly minor offenses can balloon into something much more serious. When your drug charges are getting out of hand, you need to be sure you have the defense you need from an experienced criminal defense attorney.

At Joel Hand Law, I have been helping clients throughout the Indianapolis community fight their criminal charges for over 25 years. I know what it takes to develop a defense that can adapt to inflated charges, and how to fight for the optimal outcome along the way.

How Your Charges May Escalate

Whether your charges are related to meth, heroin, marijuana, cocaine or fentanyl and other opioids, you may be surprised to learn that your possession charges have become trafficking charges. I have seen an uptick in trafficking charges, and the majority of these charges come from possession with intent to distribute charges.

It is far too easy for officers or the prosecution to elevate possession charges to possession with intent to deal charges. If an officer spots something like a scale, razor blade, pipe, firearm or other weapon or excessive cash, they may allege that those items are to help you sell the large amount of drugs that were in your possession.

How I Defend My Clients

I understand that every case I take requires a unique defense strategy, which is why I work closely with my clients to gather all of the information necessary to develop a personalized plan to defend them. I explore options, including beating the charges, proving police error, seeking case dismissal or reduced charges and negotiating for an optimal plea deal.

No matter how overwhelmed you may feel in your case, know that you do not have to go through it alone. Call me at 317-982-6060 or email me here to schedule your initial consultation today and take the first step in pursuing the outcome you deserve in your defense case.