While some states have reduced or even eliminated criminal penalties for small amounts of marijuana, Indiana is not one of those states. Possession of marijuana is still a crime in Indiana, and even if the amount you are accused of possessing is legal in a different state, such as for medical purposes, Indiana will not recognize that excuse and you will be arrested.
Possession of marijuana is a more serious offense than people think, and you need an attorney who will treat it seriously. Even though possession of marijuana is a misdemeanor, there are unseen consequences to being convicted of a marijuana offense. For example, being convicted of possession of marijuana will disqualify you from many forms of federal financial aid for college. If you were arrested in a car, the law allows the judge to order that your driving privileges and the registration for any vehicles that you own be suspended for at least 180 days. This means that not only can you not drive for at least six months, it also means that NOBODY can drive your car during that same period. The law in this area is so broad that your license and registration can be suspended even if you’re just the passenger in the car that was stopped.
We do not believe that there is any criminal charge that isn’t serious. Possession of marijuana is no exception to this rule. When you hire us to represent you in a possession of marijuana case, we will fight to make sure that you are treated fairly by the system, and will work to reduce or even eliminate the major penalties that can come from being charged with this offense. Do not make the mistake that many people do in believing that they don’t need an attorney because their charge isn’t “serious.” Let us use our knowledge and experience to help make sure that the outcome of your case doesn’t result in serious consequences to you or your loved ones.