Drug Crimes Dedicated Legal Defense from Start to Finish

Carmel Drug Crime Defense Lawyer

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.

As a former prosecutor, I understand what you’re up against. To best fight your drug charges, I can leverage my insider knowledge of both sides of the courtroom by building effective defense strategies against the prosecution’s anticipated attacks. At no point during your case will you feel unprepared; in fact, you will experience the opposite. My 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.

Questions? Reach out to me at (317) 680-5528 for answers. I have your back 24 hours of the day, 7 days a week.

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 17 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 I work diligently to get 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 me, Attorney Eric Blankenship, to tackle your drug charges.

To me, you’re not just a case number to check off the list: Your future and freedom are as important as my own, and I’ll handle your case as such. You probably have countless questions and concerns, and I welcome you to get them off your chest by contacting me at (317) 680-5528 for a free consultation!

Why You Want Blankenship Law 
On Your Side

 High-Quality, Experienced Counsel & Representation
  • Personalized Representation

    Attorney Eric Blankenship prides himself on being accessible and building a relationship with his clients.

  • Great Reputation

    Due to his previous prosecutor experience, Attorney Blankenship has created great relationships with every prosecutor in the area.

  • Trial Experience

    Experience matters when your future is on the line. Attorney Eric Blankenship has tried overĀ a hundred jury trials.

  • Former Prosecutor

    Attorney Eric Blankenship worked as a former Prosecutor in Marion County, which is the largest county of Indiana.

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