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These Are The Different Types of Drug Charges in Wisconsin

Wisconsin has strict penalties for those who are convicted of drug crimes. Here are some details about the various drug charges in Wisconsin:

Possession

In Wisconsin, three elements must exist in order for you to be charged with possession of a controlled substance:

  1. You must be in possession of a substance.
  2. The substance in your possession is illegal.
  3. You know or believe that the substance is controlled.

Cannabis

  • First offense:
    • Misdemeanor
    • 6 months incarceration
    • $1,000 fine
  • Second offense:
    • Felony
    • 3.5 years incarceration
    • $10,000 fine

Cocaine:

  • First offense:
    • Misdemeanor
    • 1-year incarceration
    • $5,000 fine
  • Second offense:
    • Felony
    • 3.5 years incarceration
    • $10,000 fine

Methamphetamine:

  • First offense:
    • Misdemeanor
    • 1-year incarceration
    • $5,000 fine
  • Second offense:
    • Felony
    • 3.5 years incarceration
    • $10,000 fine

LSD:

  • First offense:
    • Misdemeanor
    • 1-year incarceration
    • $5,000 fine
  • Second offense:
    • Felony
    • 3.5 years incarceration
    • $10,000 fine

Heroin

  • First offense:
    • Felony
    • 3.5 years incarceration
    • $10,000 fine

Drug Trafficking

In Wisconsin, drug trafficking includes all of the following regarding controlled substances:

  • Manufacture
  • Distribution
  • Delivery

Drug trafficking crimes are always felony offenses in the state.

Keep in mind that distribution includes not only the sale of controlled substances but also sharing or even passing a drug to another person.

If you are caught manufacturing, distributing, or delivering any of the following substances, you may face anywhere from a Class G to a Class C felony:

  • Heroin
  • Methamphetamines
  • Cocaine
  • PCP

A Class G felony comes with a maximum fine of $25,000 and up to 10 years of incarceration. A Class C felony comes with a maximum fine of $100,000 and up to 40 years of incarceration.

The penalties for trafficking cocaine are similar.

If you’re caught trafficking marijuana, you may face anywhere from a Class I felony to a Class E felony. A Class I felony comes with a maximum fine of $10,000 and up to 3 years of incarceration. A Class E felony comes with a maximum fine of $50,000 and up to 15 years of incarceration.

If you’ve been arrested for a drug crime, don’t gamble on your freedom. Our attorneys have helped many other people clear their names of drug charges, and we may be able to help you, too. Don’t hesitate to reach out right away.

Contact our skilled attorneys at Ahmad & Associates today by calling (414) 928-7771 or by filling out our online contact form.

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