Waukesha & Milwaukee Drug Crime Lawyer

Former Detective Fighting Drug Crime Charges in Wisconsin

Milwaukee and Waukesha law enforcement are not softening their attempts to punish drug possession and other drug charges in state and federal courts. Besides drug possession or drug distribution charges involving marijuana or illegal narcotics, there is a high number of drug arrests involving prescription medications. Conspiracy to distribute, transfer, and/or sell drugs across state line accusations often result in federal charges and extremely harsh penalties.

 

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Wisconsin Drug Schedules 

Drugs are classified into drug schedules based on their abuse potential, accepted medical use, and risk for dependence.

Schedule I: Has a high potential for abuse, no currently accepted medical use for treatment in the United States, and lacks accepted safety standards for use in treatment under medical supervision

  • Examples: Heroin, LSD, marijuana, peyote, methaqualone, and ecstasy

Schedule II: The substance has a high potential for abuse, currently accepted medical use in treatment or currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions, and abuse of the substance may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence

  • Examples: Dilaudid®, Dolophine®, Demerol®, OxyContin®, Percocet®, fentanyl (Sublimaze®, Duragesic®), amobarbital, glutethimide, and pentobarbital

Schedule III: The substance has a potential for abuse less than the substances included in Schedules I and II, currently accepted medical use for treatment in the United States, and abuse of the substance may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence

  • Examples: Products containing not more than 90 milligrams of codeine per dosage unit (Tylenol with Codeine®) and Suboxone®

Schedule IV: The substance has a low potential for abuse relative to substances included in Schedule III, currently accepted medical use for treatment in the United States, and abuse of the substance may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the substances included in Schedule III

  • Examples: Xanax®, Soma®, Klonopin®, Valium®, Ativan®, Versed®, Restoril®, and triazolam Halcion®

Schedule V: The substance has a low potential for abuse relative to the controlled substances included in Schedule IV, currently accepted medical use for treatment in the United States, and limited physical dependence or psychological dependence liability relative to the controlled substances included in Schedule IV

  • Examples: Cough medicine containing not more than 200 milligrams of codeine per 100 milliliters or 100 grams (Robitussin AC®, Phenergan with Codeine®) and ezogabine

If convicted of drug possession, possession with intent to distribute, or manufacture and manufacturing, you could be looking at felony charges punishable by years of imprisonment and steep fines. Don’t let your drug charges ruin your life.

Contact us at (262) 581-4114 immediately after your arrest. We do not hand cases off to anyone else and are available 24/7 to help you.

A Criminal Justice Attorney Providing Personal Attention

You do not want to represent yourself in drug crime matters. When retaining The Singleton Law Firm, LLC, you will be working directly with an attorney who has experience litigating and investigating serious drug offenses and will ensure the state or federal government upholds their burden of proof. As a former detective with 28 years of experience investigating drug crimes, Attorney Singleton knows what it takes to reduce or dismiss your drug charges altogether.

Every drug crime is unique and requires individual attention. Cases involving minors are handled differently from those concerning adults, and immigrants facing drug charges have other concerns beyond criminal charges. Our firm will review the police reports and complaints filed in your case, independently investigate the matter, and make certain that every avenue of criminal defense is explored.

Fighting for Your Rights

There are often several privacy and other constitutional concerns that follow a drug arrest. Your property may have been improperly searched, a search warrant application may have been fabricated, or the search warrant may not have been valid or obtained in the first place. Further, you may have been implicated in a drug conspiracy due to testimony from a co-defendant who was trying to better their sentence rather than provide truthful information.

Luckily, The Singleton Law Firm, LLC is intimately familiar with how the courts operate. Our strategy is to do what is best for you in every matter, such as keeping improper evidence out of your case.

In some cases, this means negotiating a plea deal to reduce the sentence and penalties you are facing. In other instances, it means going to court and trying the case in front of a judge or jury. As your lawyer, Attorney Singleton is comfortable implementing whatever strategy is necessary to achieve a favorable outcome on your behalf.

Contact The Singleton Law Firm, LLC 24/7 for a free consultation to learn how we can fight your drug charges. We're here for you when it matters most.

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