Drug Possession Defense in WI
Facing Charges? Contact a Milwaukee Criminal Defense Attorney
A drug possession charge is a serious offense in the state of Wisconsin.
A conviction of this type of charge can damage a person’s reputation
and expose them to the possibility of jail time and steep fines. If you
have been arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance,
Milwaukee drug crime lawyer from the Law Offices of Christopher J. Cherella can defend your rights
in a court of law seek to have your charges dropped or reduced.
Our firm stands apart for the following reasons:
- More than 20 years of dedicated experience
- Personalized and compassionate counsel
- Avvo Client’s Choice Award recipients
- Thousands of cases successfully handled
Give us a call today at (414) 882-8382 to discuss your situation with an
experienced legal professional.
What Penalties Do I Face?
The unlawful possession of any sort of controlled substance such as marijuana,
cocaine, heroin, or prescription drugs is strictly prohibited in the state
of Wisconsin. Consequences will vary depending on the type of drug found
in a person’s possession and whether or not the arrest occurred
within 1,000 feet of a drug-free zone.
If convicted of a drug possession charge, penalties can include:
- Up to 3 ½ years in jail
- Fines up to $10,000
- Driver’s license suspension up to five years
- Mandatory probation
Penalties typically scale in severity for multiple offenses. Some first-time
offenders may be eligible for a conditional discharge by completing probation
and drug addiction treatment programs, though this is administered on
a case-by-case basis at the court's discretion.
There are a variety of different defense strategies that our firm’s
Milwaukee criminal defense lawyers can employ to defend you against your
charges. Unlawful search and seizure, absence of probable cause, and lack
of knowledge of possession are all possible strategies that can be used
to counter the prosecution’s claims. If you are facing drug possession
charges, our knowledgeable attorneys can evaluate your situation and determine
the most appropriate course of action to pursue.
Retain an Aggressive Defense Today!
At the Law Offices of Christopher J. Cherella, we are prepared to make
every effort we can to secure a desirable outcome for your situation.
You do not have to face this difficult time alone, and we are here to
make sure that your rights are protected every step of the way. With personable
advocacy and 24/7 availability, we will treat you with the respect you
deserve and give you peace of mind when you need it most.
Take advantage of your
complimentary case evaluation or
contact us online to get started.