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Possession of a Controlled Substance

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Regulated Under Indiana Code 35-48-4-7

In Indiana, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription is a crime. A controlled substance is everything “classified in schedule I, II, III, or IV, except marijuana, hashish, salvia, or a synthetic cannabinoid” and constitutes a Class A misdemeanor. IC § 35-48-4-7 (Burns, Lexis Advance through P.L.169-2018, with gaps of P.L.152-2018 to 154-2018 and 161-2018, from the Second Regular Session of the 120th General Assembly).

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What are the Types of Criminal Defense Used?

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What is a Criminal Defense?

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So you’ve been charged with committing a crime, and you’ve just left speaking with your Indianapolis Criminal Defense Lawyer.  In your meeting, hopefully your lawyer covered the various types of criminal defense arguments available to you.

A Criminal defense is a challenge made by the accused that argues the overall validity of the evidence presented by the prosecutor. The prosecutor is a party that has been tasked with proving whatever crime you’ve been charged with committing.

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Drug and Alcohol Abuse Treatment Centers

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If drug and alcohol abuse are a problem here’s help.

As a criminal defense attorney in Indianapolis, we understand that there are some people may face an alcohol or drug use addiction that they are facing. There are a number of addiction treatment centers in the Indianapolis, Indiana area, and we’ve compiled a non-exhaustive list. This is not a direct endorsement of any one of the centers that we’ve linked to in this document. It is however a number of direct links to a number of drug and alcohol abuse treatment centers in the area. If you think you may have a problem with heroin, this is a link about methadone clinics in Indianapolis.

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What does pro se mean?

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What does pro se mean?

The term pro se is derived from the Latin language, translating to “on behalf of oneself” or “for oneself”. Pro se means to advocate or represent on one’s own behalf before a court, civil or criminal, whether plaintiff or defendant. Going into a court proceeding on one’s own behalf means that the decision was made to not hire legal representation.

Most courts will advise against the attempt to proceed in a court without legal representation. It is important to know that law, procedure, and rules that may have influence on your case can often times be extremely difficult to understand. The State of Indiana provides forms and guides for those who choose to handle a civil case pro se.

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Indiana Code 9-30-16-3 | Driver’s License Suspension Penalties 

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Driver’s License Suspension Penalties 

If your Indiana Drivers License is ever suspended, there are a number of potential penalties that you may incur. This is a list of the potential drivers license penalties that you may incur. In the instance that you may need a Specialized Driving Privileges Lawyer.

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