Drug Paraphernalia Charges in Milwaukee
Speak with a Milwaukee Drug Crimes Attorney Today!
Drug laws in Wisconsin are so stringent that you can find yourself in trouble
for the law by simply possessing an item that’s believed to be “drug
paraphernalia.” Paraphernalia is anything that can be used to cultivate,
manufacture, prepare, or consume controlled substances. While some of
these things are fairly specialized, you could even find yourself in trouble
for having what’s otherwise a common household item if the police
suspect you of having it for drug-related purposes. When this happens,
you should not hesitate to fight back, which means you should retain the
assistance of a Milwaukee
drug crimes lawyer for your case.
Law Offices of Christopher J. Cherella, we take great pride in being able to defend you at all times. We offer
24/7 availability because we recognize that sometimes you need legal counsel
or protection outside of regular business hours. Attorney Cherella has
more than 20 years of experience practicing criminal defense law and has
proudly stood up for clients and fought back against all sorts of drug
crime charges. Attorney Cherella believes in the Constitutional right
to a fair trial, and he uses his knowledge of the laws and aggressive
strategies to defend you and your rights in the best way possible, while
also providing you with the highest levels of client service.
Call the Law Offices of Christopher J. Cherella today at 414-882-8382 to
case evaluation and start building your hard-hitting criminal defense.
Common Drug Paraphernalia
Contrary to popular belief, a drug paraphernalia charge in Wisconsin is
not “just a ticket.” While you may receive a citation, these
charges are typically misdemeanors, which mean they go on your public
record. Cops want their citation to stick, so they usually advise you
to just pay the fine and be done with it, however, potential employers
could see this on your record in the future, which means it could continue
to harm you for many years to come.
Some common forms of drug paraphernalia include:
- Joint papers
- Marijuana grinders
- Bongs or water pipes
- Small scales
- Burnt spoons
Simple possession of drug paraphernalia is punishable by up to 30 days
in jail as well as a maximum fine of up to $500. However, doing so with
the intent to sell or deliver these items is punishable by up to 90 days
in prison and a $1,000 maximum fine. Finally, delivering paraphernalia
to someone aged 17 or younger can carry up to nine months in prison plus
a maximum fine of $41,000.
Don’t hesitate to reach out for help!
Contact the Law Offices of Christopher J. Cherella online now if you’ve been accused of a drug paraphernalia crime.