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Indiana Cocaine Charges and Criminal Defense

Criminal charges for cocaine, a Schedule II controlled substance, are very serious accusations to face. And Indiana’s penalties for cocaine possession or trafficking are harsh. For possession alone, it is an automatic Level 6 Felony. This is just one reason why it is vital to have the knowledge and guidance of an experienced cocaine lawyer. Here at David E. Lewis, Attorney at Law, we understand that this is a difficult and frightening time in your life. You can trust us to carefully manage your case, cultivate the strongest legal strategy, and obtain the fairest possible outcome for your charges. Time is not on your side at this moment, so the faster you retain our counsel, the sooner you can start learning your rights and protecting your freedoms. Start with a FREE CASE EVALUATION right now.

Have You Been Charged With a Cocaine Offense in Indiana?
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Cocaine crime punishments are the same whether in powdered form or crystal form, also called crack cocaine. Cocaine crimes and subsequent charges can disrupt and complicate a person’s life instantly. Being arrested and charged with possession of cocaine or cocaine dealing can lead to prison sentences, hefty fines, loss of driving privileges, loss of employment, lost child custody, lost housing, loss of student financial aid, mental anguish, and much more.

With a licensed cocaine crime lawyer on your side, you can relax knowing you have an advocate there for you, fighting for your future and your family, through the entire legal process and beyond. We don’t just want to see our client’s charges dropped or reduced, we also make sure that our clients receive the proper care and resources that can help them with addiction and rebuilding their lives after a cocaine offense in Indiana.

Common Cocaine Offenses
Possession
Possession w/Intent to Distribute
Manufacturing
Trafficking / Dealing
Possible Cocaine Defenses
Illegal Search & Seizure
Mistakes in Case Facts
Constructive Possession
Lack of Intent / Knowledge
Entrapment
InfancyAge 16 & Under

INDIANA COCAINE PENALTIES
ENHANCEMENTS
Include, but Not Limited to:
Drug Manufacturing
Priors for Dealing
Possession of Firearm
In Drug-Free Zones
Presence of Children
On School Grounds or Within 500 Feet
Dealing to a Minor
On or Within 500 Feet of a Park or School Bus
Dealing to Someone 3 Years One’s Junior



POSSESSION - UNDER 1 GRAM:
0 Months to 1 Year in an Indiana County Jail Facility.
Probation up to 1 Year.
Fine up to $5,000 – Not including court costs and probation fees.
Class A Misdemeanor

POSSESSION - UNDER 5 GRAMS:
Minimum of 6 Months - Average 1 Year - Max 2 ½ Years in Prison.
Probation up to 2 ½ Years.
Fine up to $10,000 – Not including court costs and probation fees.
With no prior felony convictions, minimum sentence may be reduced or dismissed.
Level 6 Felony

POSSESSION - 5 TO 10 GRAMS (No Enhancements):
Minimum of 1 Year - Average 3 Years - Max 6 Years in Prison.
Probation up to 8 Years.
Fine up to $10,000 – Not including court costs and probation fees.
With no prior felony convictions, minimum sentence may be reduced or dismissed.
Credit time for court-ordered sentences reduced to 25%.
Level 5 Felony

POSSESSION - 5 TO 10 GRAMS (With Enhancements):
Minimum of 2 Years - Average 6 Years - Max 12 Years in Prison.
Level 4 Felony

POSSESSION - 10 TO 18 GRAMS:
Minimum of 2 Years - Average 6 Years - Max 12 Years in Prison.
Level 4 Felony

DEALING - UNDER 1 GRAM (No Enhancements):
Minimum of 1 Year - Average 3 Years - Max 10 Years in Prison.
Probation up to 8 Years.
Fine up to $10,000 – Not including court costs and probation fees.
With no prior felony convictions, minimum sentence may be reduced or dismissed.
Credit time for court-ordered sentences reduced to 25%.
Level 5 Felony

DEALING - UNDER 1 GRAM (With Enhancements):
Minimum of 2 Years - Average 6 Years - Max 12 Years in Prison.
Level 4 Felony

DEALING - 1 TO 5 GRAMS:
Minimum of 2 Years - Average 6 Years - Max 12 Years in Prison.
Level 4 Felony

DEALING - 5 TO 10 GRAMS:
Minimum of 3 Years - Average 9 Years - Max 16 Years in Prison.
Level 3 Felony

DEALING - UNDER 5 GRAMS (With Enhancements):
Minimum of 3 Years - Average 9 Years - Max 16 Years in Prison.
Level 3 Felony

DEALING - OVER 10 GRAMS:
Minimum of 10 Years - Average 17 ½ Years - Max 30 Years in Prison.
Level 2 Felony

DEALING - 5 TO 10 GRAMS (With Enhancements):
Minimum of 10 Years - Average 17 ½ Years - Max 30 Years in Prison.
Level 2 Felony

Additional penalties may be applied to all of the above sentences, including drug and alcohol education, impact panels, community service, ankle monitors, ignition interlock devices, and more. Call Attorney David E. Lewis at 317-636-7514 for an explanation of all the penalties you face for your drug charges in Indiana.


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