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Drug Trafficking Crimes

Criminal Defense Attorney in Milwaukee

Few criminal accusations can dismantle and permanently tarnish your reputation as fast as an arrest for drug trafficking crimes. The state of Wisconsin considers this action one of the most serious criminal violations possible and utilizes severe punishment in an attempt to deter people from doing it. In fact, any charge related to drug trafficking is nearly guaranteed to be considered a felony, even when minimal amounts of illicit substances are in question.

Penalties associated with drug crimes in Wisconsin may include:

  • Years in prison
  • Thousands in fines
  • Lengthy probation periods
  • Loss of employment

Defending yourself and your rights must take a priority the moment you have been arrested. The entirety of your future could be hanging in the balance, and hesitation will not do.

When you need serious representation that will not back down, be sure to contact our Milwaukee drug crime attorneys from the Law Offices of Christopher J. Cherella right away.

Crafting Defenses on Your Behalf

There has never been such a thing as a hopeless criminal case. No matter what evidence the prosecution claims to have against you, there is an opportunity for you to stand up for yourself and challenge it. Even if you do not think a total case dismissal is possible, we can fight for lessened charges and, therefore, lessened penalties. Everything hinges on the defense you are able to construct with our help.

Some of the ways we can defend you against trafficking charges include:

  • Inadmissible evidence: When the police gather evidence against you, they must have first had proper reason to do so. If your arrest seemingly came “out of nowhere,” you may be able to contest that the search and seizure of your property was unlawful.
  • Unknowing or unwilling: Drug trafficking involves clandestine operations and secrecy. There are numerous examples of people being used to move drugs from one location to another, unbeknownst to them. Could it be that you had never intended to carry the illegal substances?
  • Mistaken identity: Sometimes a drug trafficking case centers on someone who allegedly sold drugs to an undercover officer, but the arrest does not happen immediately. We may be able to prove that you were mistaken for the real perpetrator of the crime.

Prepare with Our Legal Counsel

No matter how you look at the situation, you are going to be in for an uphill battle. The criminal justice system can seem skewed against your favor, seeking convictions even when the evidence is questionable. With our Milwaukee criminal defense lawyers in your corner, we can help you ensure that your rights are not forgotten or exploited, and that you are seen as a person and not just a case number on a judge’s stand.

Let us use our 20+ years of experience to your advantage. Call (414) 882-8382 today.

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