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Indiana Criminal Defense Law

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When you’re facing a major felony, drug charges, or a sex offense charge, you’re up against the entire system. To lessen the stigma of criminal charges and the risks to your rights and freedom arising from a trial, you need a capable and experienced Indiana criminal defense attorney to protect your rights throughout the process. When you work with a criminal defense attorney from Camden & Meridew, P.C., you will have experience on your side. 

Call Camden & Meridew for a Trusted Indiana Criminal Defense Attorney

When you face a criminal investigation and charges, your whole life can turn upside down. Criminal defense is a specialized field of law, so you need a trusted criminal defense attorney with the experience and passion to do the best by you.

At Camden & Meridew, we understand what’s at stake. A conviction—and sometimes just a criminal charge—can have lasting impacts on your freedom, your ability to earn a living, and other aspects of life that we often take for granted. If you’re being targeted for criminal prosecution, let us provide the Indiana criminal defense you deserve.

Defending against Indiana Felony Drug Charges

Indiana has been called one of the worst states for drug use, making drug offenses a major target for law enforcement. Depending on the felony level, major drug offenses can carry significantly higher sentences. And the facts alleged in the charges under Indiana drug laws can raise the stakes considerably.

While possession of small amounts of a controlled substance or drug may be charged as a misdemeanor, possession of a greater amount can raise the level of the possession offense to a felony or elevate it even further to a charge for intent to deal in the substance. Examples of high-level Indiana drug charges include:

Even mere possession of a controlled substance, its analog, or a drug or marijuana can be charges as a felony, with the felony level increasing as the amount possessed increases, such as possession of cocaine or a narcotic drug and possession of methamphetamine.

Conviction for a drug offense at any level can have a permanent impact on your life, but the effect on your life can be much greater with major drug felony charges. When you hire a criminal defense attorney from Camden & Meridew, you benefit from years of experience prosecuting major drug crimes in Indiana, giving us the inside look at how the State handles these cases.

Defending against Other Major Felonies

Our years of experience, which include work as an assistant prosecutor, are a major asset when defending against major felonies in all areas. Our extensive trial and criminal law experience give our clients the advantage of knowing how prosecutors think and work. We put these skills to good used defending clients against charges like these:

  • Indiana sex crimes and consequences involving the Indiana Sex Offender Registry;
  • Major and minor felonies involving offenses against the person; and
  • White collar crimes such as securities fraud, embezzlement, and money laundering.

When you’re facing serious charges, you need serious help from an experienced Indiana criminal defense attorney at Camden & Meridew.

Defending against DUI Charges

DUI in Indiana stands for driving under the influence, also called operating while intoxicated (OWI). Indiana Code § 9-30-5-1 defines a DUI as operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 grams or more. The offense can range from a Class C misdemeanor to a Level 4 felony depending on the amount of alcohol or controlled substance in the defendant’s blood and the nature of any injuries sustained that were allegedly caused by the accused. At Camden & Meridew, we vigorously defend our clients against DUI charges at all levels and work to lessen the impact on their driving privileges pending trial and in sentencing.

Experienced Indiana Criminal Defense for All

Whether you’re facing charges based on Indiana drug laws, gun crimes and other major felonies, or DUI and lesser offenses, the potential impact of your prosecution on your life, career, and family could be significant. You need an Indiana criminal defense attorney who knows how to work with you and within the justice system to secure the best possible outcome. You can trust the Indiana criminal lawyers at Camden & Meridew, P.C. to provide the experienced representation you need. Call us today at 317-770-0000 or complete our online contact form to schedule a consultation.