Indiana classifies drug crimes, also known as controlled dangerous substances (CDS) crimes, into five categories. Essentially, the more addictive and dangerous the drug is, the greater the consequences are for possessing, selling, or trafficking the substance. Schedule I drugs include opiates and heroin, while Schedule V drugs include those that are approved for medical use, but are not known to cause dependence. Depending on the quantity of the drug and the circumstances of the incident, you could face a Class 1, Class 2, Class 3, Class 4, Class 5, or Class 6 felony charge. Class 1 felonies are the most severe, and if it involves a Schedule I drug, you could face anywhere from 20-50 years in prison. While lesser offenses are not as severe, a CDS conviction carries weighty consequences, so it’s essential that you contact us to help you fight these charges.
Because Indiana drug crime laws are so complex, it is imperative that you reach out to the knowledgeable criminal defense attorneys at Ooley Law as soon as possible so that we help you understand your options and develop the best legal strategy to fight for your future. With three decades of combined legal experience, we are fully equipped to represent your best interests. Whatever the specifics of your case may be, we have the tools and resources necessary to offer you a strong and effective legal defense.