There are many avenues for challenging drug charges. An experienced lawyer can expose illegal government activities that doom many drug cases. For example, an illegal search and seizure or unlawful traffic stop might serve as the basis for reducing or dismissing charges.
A thorough understanding of constitutional and case law is essential for taking advantage of these avenues. Without experienced legal guidance, you may miss out on critical opportunities to gain ground in your defense.Trust Your Liberties to a Former Deputy Prosecutor and Judicial Officer, Now Defense Attorney
At DeVries Law Office, you can rely on us to analyze, identify and leverage opportunities for success in your case. Founding attorney Scott A. DeVries draws on well-rounded experience from both sides of the courtroom to place clients’ cases on the strongest footing possible. As a former deputy prosecutor for Marion County, he applies firsthand insight into how prosecutors analyze evidence and approach drug possession and related drug crimes. He also possesses unique experience handling thousands of criminal matters as a master commissioner (appointed judge).
Mr. DeVries provides knowledgeable representation for those facing state or federal charges involving a wide range of controlled substances, including:
- Crack cocaine
- Prescription drugs
You should never gamble with serious drug possession charges when your liberty is on the line. At our office, you can rest assured that your case is in the hands of an experienced professional.Forfeitures: How a Drug Conviction Can Deprive You of Your Property
The consequences of drug crimes extend far beyond the criminal penalties. You could also lose any property associated with the crime — such as your vehicle, money, electronic equipment or even your home — through civil forfeiture proceedings. Our attorney is well-equipped to protect your rights in both the criminal and forfeiture proceedings.Expunging Drug Charges
Drug possession charges can leave a long-lasting stain on your criminal record. Even if your arrest did not result in a conviction, the court records can still cause problems for you in employment, housing and background checks.
Fortunately, you may be able to clear your criminal record through expungement. Indiana law permits expungement for certain misdemeanor and felony convictions as well as other criminal dispositions. At DeVries Law Office, our legal team can analyze whether your records are eligible for expungement and, if so, we will help you pursue a clean criminal record.Allow Us to be Your Advocate
To schedule an appointment,call (317) 752-7563. You can also send us an email. With offices in Indianapolis, we help those facing charges throughout Indiana. Initial consultations in the area of criminal defense are always free.