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Drug Offenses in Lafayette Indiana

The Indiana Legislature has imposed extremely strict penalties for commission of certain drug offenses. Cases involving dealing of controlled substances including: cocaine, crack cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, and other classes of controlled substances can carry prison terms has high as fifty years. These are extremely serious cases and require careful evaluation.

Even possession of as little as three grams of cocaine can result in a Class B felony conviction, carrying a range of penalty between six and twenty years in prison.

Thousands of marijuana cases are filed in this county alone each and every year, and Bruce Graham has conducted jury trials in marijuana and other drug cases with the following results:

  • Conservation officer observes man throw marijuana into lake. Not guilty after jury trial.

  • Man possesses small amount of cocaine in baggie in truck. Not guilty after jury trial

  • Marijuana located in floor board behind driver’s seat. Not guilty after jury trial and Habitual substance offender dismissed.

  • Marijuana located in individual’s pocket. Not guilty after jury trial and habitual substance offender dismissed.

  • Passenger sitting in car with marijuana smoke emanating from vehicle and marijuana located in vehicle. Not guilty after jury trial.

  • Marijuana located in pocket State dismisses case after presentation of their own evidence.

Keep in mind that progressive penalties are imposed for subsequent convictions via Indiana’s Habitual Substance Offender Statute. An additional one to eight years in prison can be added on, even to minor marijuana possession cases, if there are two or more prior unrelated substance abuse offenses.

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About Bruce Graham Law Firm of Lafayette Indiana

Graham Law Firm P.C.

200 Ferry Street Suite H

Lafayette, IN 47902

Telephone: (765) 423-1536

Nationwide Toll Free: 1-800-863-HELP

Facsimile: (765) 607-6712


Bruce W. Graham, born LaPorte, Indiana, September 22, 1951; admitted to bar, 1979, Indiana; also admitted to practice before U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit; U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana.

Preparatory education, Purdue University (B.S. 1973)

Legal education, Indiana University, Indianapolis (J.D., 1979).

Oral Argument: U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals; Indiana Supreme Court; Indiana Appellate Court.

Prior Lecturer, Mock Trial, Department of Political Science, Purdue University.

Member: Tippecanoe County Bar Association; Member Indiana Trial Lawyers Association.