Drug Charges

Milwaukee Drug Crime Lawyer

Drug Crime Defense Representation in Waukesha and Kenosha Counties

In the state of Wisconsin, convictions for drug offenses come with serious penalties, including probation, long-term incarceration, monetary fines, and the loss of other rights. Drug crime convictions will also appear on your record and can significantly impact your ability to obtain federal student loans, housing, employment, and professional licenses.

Suppose you are the target of a drug-related investigation or have already been charged with one or more offenses. In that case, you need an experienced and dedicated legal representative. Our drug crime lawyer in Milwaukee is a former prosecutor who understands how these cases are decided in Wisconsin courts. We leverage this knowledge to help our clients obtain the best possible outcomes.

 Our criminal defense team at Lee Law Firm LLC is familiar with the challenges you encounter during the investigation and prosecution processes, and we know what is at stake. No matter your situation, we protect your rights and keep your record clear.  

Schedule a free initial consultation by calling (414) 600-1360 or contacting us online. We offer same-day appointments and provide our legal services in English and Hmong. 

Penalties for Drug Crimes in Wisconsin

The punishments for a drug crime conviction will depend on the type of offense, the specific drugs involved, the number of drugs involved, and other factors. However, many drug crimes are charged as felonies, and Wisconsin prosecutors often pursue the harshest possible penalties.

Wisconsin drug crimes include:

  • Drug Possession. Simply having a controlled substance in your possession is a crime in Wisconsin. A first offense will typically be charged as a misdemeanor, resulting in 6 months of imprisonment and up to $1,000 in fines. A subsequent offense will be charged as a felony, resulting in 3.5 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines. In addition, you can face more severe charges and penalties if prosecutors determine you intended to distribute or deliver the drugs. 
  • Drug Distribution. You can face these charges if it is believed you sold, delivered, or provided drugs to others. Attempting to sell drugs to an undercover officer, for example, will typically result in an arrest and trigger drug distribution charges. Drug distribution is always considered a felony in Wisconsin. A Class I felony conviction can lead to up to 3.5 of incarceration and up to $10,000 in fines. You can potentially face more severe felony charges depending on the type and quantity of drugs involved in the offense. 
  • Drug Trafficking. “Trafficking” is a more severe form of “distribution” and involves the manufacturing, transporting, and selling of controlled substances. The severity of the charges will depend on the type of substance and the quantity involved in the trafficking operation. Drug trafficking is always a felony in Wisconsin. The maximum penalties include up to 40 years imprisonment and $100,000 in fines. 
  • Drug Manufacturing. You can be charged with drug manufacturing if you take part in any stage of growing or creating a controlled substance. Depending on the type and quantity of drugs manufactured, a conviction can result in $100,000 in fines and 40 years of incarceration. 

We Can Help You Fight Drug Charges in Wisconsin

If you are arrested for any drug offense, avoid making any statements to the police and do not accept a plea deal without first consulting a legal professional. Our Milwaukee drug crime attorney can quickly review the facts of your case and walk you through your legal options. 

Depending on the circumstances, we may be able to get the charges reduced or dropped entirely. Our team of professionals at Lee Law Firm LLC also prepares a comprehensive defense and aggressively defends your innocence in court. We believe in equal justice and will devote all our resources to obtaining the best outcome.  

Get the dedicated legal representation you deserve when you are facing these serious charges. Call (414) 600-1360 or contact us online to discuss your defense options with our Milwaukee drug crime lawyer today.