Knox Drug Crime Lawyers
If you’ve been charged with a drug crime, you are at a crossroads. One path leads to large fines, jail time and a permanent criminal record; the other, a chance to resolve underlying issues and overcome your criminal charges. The attorney you choose to represent you will be instrumental in determining which path you take.
Defeat your criminal charges, change your life, contact Nichols & Wallsmith.
Located in Knox, Nichols & Wallsmith represents clients throughout Northwest Indiana and Michiana*.
Defeat Your Drug Charge, Protect Your Future
In Indiana, it is illegal to possess or sell controlled substances — including marijuana, methamphetamines, cocaine and heroin — and prescription medications — such as OxyContin, Xanax and Hydrocodone — without a prescription. Possessing drug paraphernalia is also illegal.
Depending on the type and amount of drugs involved, you may be charged with a misdemeanor or a felony. If convicted of a misdemeanor, you can be fined up to $5,000 and spend up to a year in jail. You will also have a permanent record as a convicted drug offender.
A felony conviction will impact you for the rest of your life. You may be required to pay up to $10,000 in fines and face a possible prison sentence of up to 50 years, depending on the crime. You will also temporarily lose your right to vote and permanently lose your right to possess a gun, and may struggle to find employment or housing.
At Nichols & Wallsmith, we have successfully defended clients against criminal drug activity, including:
- Drug possession
- Drug sales
- Drug manufacturing
If you or a family member has been charged with a drug crime, you may be wondering where to turn. At Nichols & Wallsmith, our lawyers understand that drug charges are often the result of underlying addiction issues.
Simply resolving a criminal charge is akin to putting a bandage on a serious wound. Without further attention, the wound will reopen, and without further steps, addiction will result in future criminal charges.
We don’t just resolve our clients’ current criminal charges, we connect them with the medical professionals who will give them the tools they need to resolve their underlying addiction issues, get on the straight and narrow and prevent future criminal liability.
As former prosecutors, we know the steps to take to defeat criminal charges. We will do everything in our power to protect your rights, your freedom and your future.
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*The attorneys at Nichols & Wallsmith are only licensed in Indiana.