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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, a skilled 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.

Possible Defenses

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 today by contacting us online to get started.

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