South Bend Criminal Defense Lawyers
Fight Back Against Your Drug Possession Charges
If you are found with a controlled dangerous substance and you do not have
authorization to have it, you could be charged with a form of drug possession.
This is the most common drug charge, and as a result the penalties are
not the heaviest of all
drug crimes, but can still be a serious issue.
If you have been found in possession of a controlled dangerous substance
and have been arrested, a South Bend criminal defense attorney who is
experienced in drug charges can help you with your case. At the
Wruble Law Group we have extensive experience helping clients navigate the complexities
of their case, including many drug possession cases. Our record of success
and dedication to a positive result for our clients has earned us a reputation
as one of the premiere options in South Bend.
To learn more, call the Wruble Law Group today for a
free consultation by dialing 574.281.0142.
Indiana Drug Schedules
The state of Indiana, like many others states, organizes controlled dangerous
substances into a series of schedules for prosecution purposes. The schedule
of the substance you are found in possession of will determine the nature
of the penalties your charges could lead to.
Drug schedules in Indiana include:
Schedule V – These drugs have the lowest potential for abuse and physical or
psychological dependence, along with widely accepted medical use. These
include medications with small amounts of narcotic drugs.
Schedule IV – These drugs have a slightly elevated potential for abuse compared
to schedule V substances, but limited dependence risk. Examples include diazepam.
Schedule III – These drugs have a moderate potential for abuse, and a low risk
of physical dependence, but have an accepted medical use. Examples include
LSD and anabolic steroids.
Schedule II – These drugs have a high potential for abuse, but have some accepted
medical uses under supervision. Examples include morphine and opium.
Schedule I – These drugs have the highest potential for addiction and abuse
and no accepted medical use. Examples include heroin and certain opiates.
Penalties of Drug Possession
Penalties for drug possession can vary widely based on a number of factors,
including the type of substance you are found with, the amount of it,
and any proven intent in doing so (such as possession for sale or drug
trafficking). Drug crimes at their lowest could be a Class A misdemeanor,
but could also be a Class A, B, C, or D felony.
Don’t face your drug possession charges without quality representation
in your corner!
Contact the Wruble Law Group today!