Marijuana Crime Defense in Wisconsin
Facing Charges? Hire a Powerful Milwaukee Drug Crime Attorney
While other states have legalized the recreational use of marijuana in recent years, it is illegal to possess, sell, cultivate, or purchase marijuana in the state of Wisconsin. Under the Wisconsin Uniform Controlled Substances Act, marijuana is classified as a Schedule I hallucinogenic substance and is highly regulated. Being caught with marijuana or any related drug paraphernalia can expose a person to serious legal consequences including jail time, harsh fines, and community service. If you have been charged with any sort of marijuana related offense, it is imperative that you retain the services of a top-rated criminal defense attorney from The Law Offices of Christopher J. Cherella to protect your freedom.
Countless clients have trusted us to handle their various drug charges for the following reasons:
- More than 20 years of dedicated legal experience
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What Penalties Do I Face?
Penalties for marijuana crimes in Wisconsin vary depending on a number of different factors, including the amount of the drug found within a person’s possession at the time of their arrest and the number of prior offenses on a person’s record. Persons charged with some first-offense misdemeanor charges such as simple possession may sometimes opt for a conditional release program such as probation in order to avoid a criminal record, though any subsequent offenses are not given this privilege.
Penalties for marijuana crimes in Wisconsin are as follows:
- Possession: A misdemeanor first-offense marijuana possession charge can result in up to six months in jail and fines up to $1,000. Any subsequent offenses can result in up to 3 ½ years in jail, fines up to $10,000, and a felony record.
- Sale or Delivery: All charges of selling or delivering marijuana are felony offenses. A conviction can bring anywhere between 3 ½ to 15 years in prison and fines up to $50,000.
- Cultivation: Like sale or delivery charges, cultivation charges are all treated as felonies. If convicted, a person can face up to 15 years in prison and up to $50,000 in fines. Cultivation charges are oftentimes paired with possession with intent to distribute charges.
- Paraphernalia: A conviction of possessing or selling marijuana paraphernalia can bring up to 90 days in jail and fines up to $1,000. If charged with selling to a minor, these penalties can jump to nine months in jail and fines up to $10,000.
In addition to the above penalties, a conviction of any of the above charges can bring a possible driver’s license suspension and forfeiture of any vehicle used to distribute marijuana. A conviction of a drug crime can also have a detrimental impact on a person’s reputation and employment prospects. If you should ever be arrested for any sort of marijuana charges, it is crucial that you contact our firm as soon as possible to minimize your chances of serving these consequences.
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At the Law Offices of Christopher J. Cherella, we can provide the hard-hitting advocacy you need to vastly improve your chances of securing a desirable outcome for your situation. Our Milwaukee criminal defense lawyers understand the gravity of your situation, and we are prepared to do everything within our power to advocate for a reduction or dismissal of your charges. Protecting your freedom is our top priority, and we are committed to ensuring that no stone is left unturned in your defense.
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