Cocaine Crimes in Wisconsin
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As a Schedule II controlled substance under the State of Wisconsin Controlled
Substance Act, cocaine and crack cocaine are classified as having a high
potential for abuse and a high risk of dependency. The law is established
to enforce the harshest penalties against those who manufacture, possess,
sell, and traffic cocaine. So when you’re charged with a cocaine
crime in Wisconsin, the consequences can be severe.
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Penalties for Cocaine Crimes
Considered one of the most popular drugs in the world, cocaine—also
known as coke, blow, or crack—is an alkaloid derived from the coca
plant native to the South American Andes. The possession, sale, or trafficking
of cocaine all lead to serious penalties in Wisconsin, even when minimal
amounts are involved. Although these charges are typically brought under
state law, it is not uncommon for someone to get charged with a cocaine
crime by the federal authorities.
First-offense cocaine possession in Wisconsin is considered a misdemeanor,
punishable by a maximum jail sentence of one year, a fine of up to $5,000,
and driver’s license suspension for up to five years. Every subsequent
charge of cocaine possession is a Class I felony, which results in a maximum
prison sentence of three years and six months with a fine of up to $10,000.
Sale, possession to sale, or trafficking penalties are based on the amount
in question. Less than one gram of cocaine is subject to a Class G felony,
punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $25,000. Between
one gram and five grams is subject to a Class F felony, resulting in a
maximum prison sentence of 12 years and six months with a fine of up to
$25,000. Between five and 15 grams is considered a Class E felony, punishable
by a maximum prison sentence of 15 years and a fine of up to $50,000.
Between 15 and 40 grams is a Class D felony, which leads to a maximum
prison sentence of 25 years and a fine of up to $100,000. Lastly, over
40 grams results in a Class C felony, which is subject to a maximum prison
sentence of 40 years and a fine of up to $100,000.
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No matter how much cocaine you are alleged to have had in your possession,
our Milwaukee criminal defense attorney is committed to protecting your
rights and future. We can evaluate your case and determine all of your
available legal options in order to obtain the most favorable outcome
possible. Let us help you get your life back on track.
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