Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance
Drug possession, or possession of a controlled substance, is an extremely serious crime in the state of Wisconsin. Though the severity of your penalties depends on the drug you possessed and the amount of that drug, you could still face high fines (up to $10,000) and potential jail time (up to 3.5 years).
In order to reduce the consequences that you may be facing regarding this charge, you need determined legal representation in the form of an experienced defense attorney. To learn more about your rights as an accused individual, call the Milwaukee criminal defense lawyers of Hart Powell, S.C. today at (414) 271-9595 to set up an appointment.
Proving Drug Possession
In order to prosecute an individual of drug possession, the prosecution must prove the following three facts:
- The defendant possessed the unlawful substance.
- The substance in question was marijuana, cocaine, LSD, heroin or methamphetamines.
- The defendant knew or believed that the substance was in fact, marijuana, cocaine, LSD, heroin, or methamphetamines.
In addition, you may also face legal consequences if you possess a prescription drug unlawfully, such as OxyContin, Xanax, or Ritalin. The penalties for possessing these medications can also be extremely serious, so if you are charged with this crime, you should contact an attorney immediately to begin formulating your defense.
If you or someone you love has been charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance and you would like sound legal counsel regarding how to proceed, contact the Milwaukee criminal lawyers of Hart Powell, S.C. today at (414) 271-9595.