Drug Trafficking Lawyer in Wisconsin
There are a number of both state and federal laws in Wisconsin regarding the use of illegal drugs, ranging from limitations on the use and distribution of prescription drugs to harsh penalties for Schedule 1 controlled substances. Schedule 1 controlled substances are classified as such because the law considers them to have a high potential for abuse, they have no currently accepted medical use in the United States, and there is a lack of acceptable safe use of the substance while under medical supervision. Laws against the possession of these controlled substances are harsh enough, but when there is a sufficient amount of the drug and the apparatus available to distribute it, drug trafficking charges can be placed upon a person, which can have incredibly dire consequences.
At Hart Powell, S.C., our experienced Wisconsin defense team is dedicated to protecting the rights and interests of our clients, and take the necessary steps to help you defend yourself should you come under investigation for or be charged with drug trafficking. To learn more about your rights and legal options for defense, call our experienced Wisconsin drug trafficking attorneys today at (414) 271-9595.
Potential Penalties for Drug Trafficking
Even first time offenses for drug trafficking will result in life altering consequences should you be convicted, and it is important to understand the gravity of these charges when considering your legal representation. Penalties will vary from case to case based on the substance in question as well as the circumstances of the charges, such as the following:
- Whether or not a weapon was used or possessed in the course of the infraction
- Your criminal history
- The extent of the operation
- Your individual role in the trafficking operation
- Moving illegal substances across state or national borders
- Whether or not injuries were inflicted upon others
The most minor of trafficking charges for schedule one substances can still result in up to 20 years in prison and $1 million in fines, and a mandatory life sentence is required for those convicted of causing serious harm or death in the course of a second offense.
If you are under investigation for drug trafficking or are already facing charges, it is imperative that you seek skilled legal representation immediately in order to protect your rights and interests as effectively as possible. For a free consultation with an experienced Wisconsin drug trafficking lawyer at Hart Powell, S.C., contact our offices today at (414) 271-9595.
Written by Michael Hart & Craig PowellLast Updated : May 2, 2023