District Attorneys Want to Prove They are Tough on Drug Crimes – We Fight Back for Our Clients
When people run for the district attorney’s office, they always promise to get tough on crime. Drug use is one of their biggest targets. Consequently, drug charges are very serious.
If you are convicted of most drug crimes in Wisconsin, you may lose your license and will be denied federal aid for school. You may also lose any grants, scholarships, or caps on tuition. A conviction will most likely affect your chances of getting federal aid, and may affect your chances at getting state aid.
We have helped many people who have faced drug charges.
If you or your child faces a criminal drug charge, call us for a free consultation so that we may learn about your case. We can tell you how we will develop a strategy and will work hard to achieve a great result for you.
We handle all types of drug cases, including:
- Methamphetamine, also known as crystal meth
- Illegal use of prescription drugs
- Drug conspiracy
Facts about Drug Charges
The State of Wisconsin has high penalties for drug convictions. There are higher penalties for possession with intent to deliver than for simple possession. A delivery does not necessarily mean selling—it can be as simple as passing a joint from one person to another.
Other felony enhancements include delivering drugs anywhere near a school or playground. If the delivery involves a minor, the penalty doubles for the accused. A second drug offense, even if it’s marijuana, is treated as a felony no matter how little you possess.
Fortunately, Wisconsin’s law provides mitigating factors for drug charges, especially for young first time offenders. If the conviction is a misdemeanor or a Class H or I felony, and the accused is under 25 years old, we may be able to get the conviction expunged. Expungement means having the conviction removed from the individual’s record. It would be as if the conviction had never happened.
Wisconsin also looks favorably on rehabilitation. Some counties offer a deferred prosecution agreement. If you go into treatment and complete it successfully, the case can be dismissed.
In order to take advantage of this opportunity, you need to know about it, and have an experienced attorney who can present a strong case on your behalf. We frequently make this presentation, and in hundreds of cases we have been able to ultimately have the drug charges dismissed.
If you’ve been charged with a drug offense, call us to find out how we can help.
We offer a free consultation so that we can learn about your case, and so that you can meet us. At this consultation we can explain how the criminal process works for drug charges, and how we will fight hard on your behalf.