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What are the penalties for drug manufacturing and cultivation?

When it comes to drug crimes, most people think of individual who commit crimes involving the sale and distribution of illegal narcotics. Those who are convicted of manufacturing or cultivating drugs could face harsh penalties. While many view this crime as meaning that an individual has produced a drug, it could actually encompass a broader range of activities. In fact, an individual in Wisconsin could face such a charge if they are found to be involved in any step of the process that results in the production of an illicit drug.

Helping you strategize a defense against drug charges

Fighting against drug crime allegations can appear to be overwhelming and at times hopeless. Defendants may hear about the evidence collected against them and believe that they do not have a chance to stand up against the state's case against them. However, defendants should understand that the quantity of evidence does not mean the evidence is valid or there aren't any defense options available.

Milwaukee warrant sweep leads to several arrests

Milwaukee police, joined by federal law enforcement officers, conducted a series of raids in a part of Milwaukee that is known for drug offenses and violent crime. Caught up in the ensuing arrests and searches were some people who were connected to a shooting that left two minors hurt.

Oak Creek driver faces drug charges following a traffic stop

When motorists in Wisconsin are stopped by police officers, they expect to receive a warning or a traffic ticket. While this is the best-case scenario during a traffic stop, motorists could face far more serious charges and consequences if police officers suspect that a driver or their passengers have committed a crime. If a controlled substance is discovered in a vehicle either subject to a search or because it was in open sight, this could result in drug charges.

What are the laws on drug paraphernalia possession in Wisconsin?

Drug crimes can vary greatly due to the variety of drug types, the quantity in question and the suspected activity with the alleged drugs. While some drug crimes are known to be more serious than others, charges related to drug paraphernalia are often viewed as minor. Nonetheless, those accused of possessing drug paraphernalia should understand that they could still face drug charges that carry with them notable penalties. Thus, no matter how minor or severe a drug charge, defense options should always be considered.

Drug crime defenses: Your protection against charges

When you face drug charges, you could be looking at years of imprisonment, heavy fines and other penalties. It's very important that you have someone on your side to help you fight for your rights. Your attorney is there to assist you, and one of the things he or she will do is talk to you about your potential defense options.

Is Marijuana Legal in Wisconsin?

It appears that the Wisconsin Legislature and Governor Walker are heading in the direction of one day approving the medicinal use of marijuana. Although Wisconsin is taking "baby steps", it is moving in the right direction as it relates to the medicinal use of marijuana.

Enrolling in a drug diversion program to avoid harsh penalties

Some state programs are designed to both deter crimes from occurring and help offenders re-enter society. For those accused of drug crimes, one of these programs is a drug diversion program. This program is designed to provide treatment for those convicted of certain drug crimes. Additionally, entering a drug diversion program could help defendants avoid harsher penalties.

Guiding you through the defense process following drug charges

Facing a drug crime allegation can be extremely detrimental to the professional and personal reputation of the accused. Additionally, depending on the criminal history of a defendant, the type of drug they allegedly possessed, the quantity of drugs in their possession and what acts the person is being accused of, a defendant could face serious penalties. Thus, it is important to take every drug charge seriously.

The different types of drug crimes

When defendants in Wisconsin are facing drug charges, they could be faced with consequences that will impact them for a lifetime. Both federal and state laws outline various types of drug crimes. Depending on the type of charges, a defendant could face harsh penalties. State drug laws tend to be narrower, but they cannot conflict with current federal drug laws. State drug crimes tend to result in short-term sentencing or even probation, but federal drug charges have the tendency to result in longer sentences.