Have you been arrested for possessing a controlled substance? Know that you are not alone. Numerous individuals throughout Wisconsin are charged with drug possession every day — many of them wrongly. The outcome of your case is dependent on building a strategic defense. You need a knowledgeable and experienced lawyer on your side who knows how to win. When you turn to The Singleton Law Firm, LLC, that is exactly what you will find.
Our lawyers have years of experience defending clients accused of misdemeanor and felony drug charges. Attorney Singleton and Attorney James also have decades of experience. Rest assured, when you entrust your defense to us, your case is in good hands.
Have you been accused of drug possession? Call The Singleton Law Firm, LLC today at (262) 581-4114 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our Waukesha and Milwaukee drug possession lawyer.
What are the Penalties for Drug Possession in Wisconsin?
In Wisconsin, drug possession can be charged as either a felony or a misdemeanor. The specific charges will depend on the type and amount of drug found in your possession, as well as any prior drug crimes on your criminal record.
There is a range of penalties that can result from a conviction for drug possession, including:
- Six months to six years or longer in prison
- A fine of $500 to $10,000
- Forfeiture of property
- Drug treatment programs
- Disqualification for federal student loans
If found guilty of a drug crime in Wisconsin, you will also be subject to the suspension of your driver’s license for six months to five years. The offense would also go on your permanent record, which could inhibit you from obtaining certain forms of employment, government assistance, and loans.
Defending Against Drug Possession Charges
With so much at stake, it is important to fight your charges. Unless you have a background in law, you should not attempt to represent yourself. You’ll be going up against an aggressive and knowledgeable prosecution team that knows how the justice system works. You need an advocate on your side who can present an effective case against the charges you’re facing.
At The Singleton Law Firm, LLC, we tailor our litigation strategies to our clients' specific situations. There are several possible defenses to raise in a drug possession case. After reviewing your case, Attorney Singleton and Attorney James can ensure that the right strategy is employed on your behalf.
Potential defenses against drug possession charges include:
- Lack of probable cause for search and seizure
- Absence of a search warrant
- Compromised evidence
- Insufficient proof of identity
- Unlawful search and seizure
- Violation of Fourth Amendment rights regarding surveillance
Contact Our Waukesha and Milwaukee Drug Possession Attorney Today
If you have been charged with drug possession, you have the right to be represented by an experienced lawyer who has your best interests in mind. The Singleton Law Firm, LLC is here to provide the aggressive defense that you need to protect your rights and freedom.
Contact The Singleton Law Firm, LLC today to get started with our drug possession lawyer in Waukesha and Milwaukee.