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Drug Crimes

Milwaukee Drug Crime Lawyer 

Legal Defense for Drug Charges in Wisconsin 

Drug charges could have serious immediate and long-term consequences. If you have been accused of illegally using, possessing, manufacturing, or distributing a controlled substance, contact our drug crime lawyers at Ritter Law Office, LLP to discuss your legal options. 

The criminal justice system can often feel cold and unfriendly, but our firm is here to provide a more calming and humane touch. We genuinely care about your future and will go above and beyond to defend you. To Ritter Law Office, LLP, you’re not just a client; you’re a person with a life ahead of you.

Call us today at (414) 441-4321 or schedule a free consultation with our Milwaukee drug crime attorneys at Ritter Law Office, LLP online to get started on your case today.

Drug Possession Penalties in Wisconsin 

Wisconsin penalizes all kinds of behavior involving controlled substances, from possession to cultivation to distribution. Generally, possession of most drugs is a misdemeanor for a first offense, punishable by up to 6 months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000. Subsequent offenses could result in up to 3.5 years in prison. 

What are the Penalties for Selling Drugs in Wisconsin?

The penalties are harsher for more serious offenses, such as selling drugs or possessing drugs with the intent to sell. Sale and distribution are felonies, and the sentencing range will depend on the amount of drugs involved. At the very least, a defendant could face up to 3.5 years in jail and $10,000 in fines, though the penalties could escalate to 15 years in jail and $50,000 in fines. 

Understanding Drug Crime Penalties in Wisconsin

Being charged with a drug crime in Wisconsin can have serious consequences, including hefty fines, potential jail time, and a permanent criminal record. It's important to understand the penalties associated with drug possession, distribution, and prescription fraud in the state.

Penalties for drug crimes in Wisconsin may include:

  • Class A misdemeanor or felony charges
  • Fines ranging from hundreds to thousands of dollars
  • Possible imprisonment for several months to many years, depending on the severity of the offense
  • Loss of professional licenses or driving privileges
  • Negative impact on employment, housing, and educational opportunities

Our Milwaukee drug crime attorney has extensive experience defending clients against a wide range of drug charges and can provide the legal guidance and representation you need to navigate the complexities of the Wisconsin legal system.

Prescription Fraud in Wisconsin 

Unfortunately, more and more people are faced with drug charges for prescription fraud. We are sympathetic to the sensitive situations that place you in a position of being accused of this crime. If you were recently charged with prescription fraud, you need an experienced Milwaukee drug crime attorney who can help you to resolve your case quickly and discreetly. We have handled many of these types of cases successfully and can craft a unique defense for you today.

Defense Against Drug Crime Charges

We are also dedicated to fighting to protect your rights by getting charges reduced or dismissed altogether. Drug offenses often involve law enforcement going into a defendant’s home, stopping them on the street, or searching them. However, there is a specific protocol for when law enforcement is allowed to search you. Improper behavior can lead to the suppression of evidence or even the complete dismissal of your case. We can investigate how law enforcement acquired the evidence against you and protect your rights against unlawful search and seizure.

Contact Our Milwaukee Drug Crime Attorney Today

Whatever drug accusation you are facing, Ritter Law Office, LLP can protect your rights and help you minimize the consequences. Hiring an experienced Milwaukee drug defense attorney could make the difference between years of incarceration and a shorter period behind bars.  

Contact our firm online to schedule your free initial consultation with our drug crime attorneys in Milwaukee. Let’s get started on your defense today. Call us at (414) 441-4321


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