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Drug Paraphernalia Charges in Milwaukee

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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.

At the 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 request a 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
  • Syringes
  • 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.

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