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Cocaine Crimes

Milwaukee Cocaine Attorney

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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.

At the Law Offices of Christopher J. Cherella, we have successfully defended hundreds of clients for more than 20 years. We understand that drug crimes like these can occur at any time, which is why our Milwaukee criminal defense lawyer is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Do not hesitate to fight these serious charges without experienced and skilled legal representation.

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What Are the 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 - 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.
  • Second/ subsequent offense - 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 - based on the amount, 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 1 - 5 grams - 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 5 - 15 grams - 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 - Class D felony, which leads to a maximum prison sentence of 25 years and a fine of up to $100,000.
    • Over 40 grams - 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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