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Wisconsin Drug Crimes
A single drug-related offense can result in both Wiscosnin state and Federal charges, without any double jeopardy issues, because double jeopardy cannot apply when two separate governments are involved. A conviction of both Wisconsin and Federal charges can result in separate sentences, which can be served concurrently (at the same time) or sequentiatly (one sentence is served after the other sentence is completed).
Drug offenses are one of the more frequently charged crimes in the state of Wisconsin. Possession, possession with intent to sell, and selling are by far the most frequently charged Wisconsin drug crimes. In Federal cases, drug conspiracy is often coupled with other drug charges.
- Possessing, manufacturing, distributing, selling, or possession illegal drugs with an intent to sell or distribute them.
- Illegally possessing, distributing, selling, or possessing with an intent to distribute or sell legal drugs.
- Conspiracy to a drug crime.
Wisconsin prosecuting attorneys readily bring the stiffest penalty possible for drug offenses, and seldom like to negotiate. For that reason alone, it is critical for anyone accused of a drug offense to hire an attorney as quickly as possible. You need an experienced criminal defense attorney to shield you from the quick-to-convict prosecution.
Drug charges range from misdemeanor offenses to very serious felony offenses. Drugs are classified according to their type and quantity. The more addictive the drug and the greater the quantity, the more severe the charge and resulting penalties if convicted. Any second drug offense can be charged as a felony.
penalties - Prison Sentences & Fines
Penalties for drug convictions are very harsh. A person convicted of a drug offense in the state of Wisconsin faces very long prison terms.
If the convicted person is a repeat offender, which is called a habitual offender, the courts can increase the length of the sentence. In most cases, the prison sentence can be extended for up to 2 years if the defendant was previously convicted of a misdemeanor or up to 6 years if previously convicted of a felony.
For many people, charges are a result of mistaken information, sometimes they are a result of mistaken identity of the actual person who was responsbile for the crime or in possession of the evidence. In many cases, the search and seizuere of evidence was done without probable cause, or without a warrant. That type of evidence is illegal, but it still can be used against you if nobody challenges its validity. In fact, all evidence - right, wrong or questionable - can be used if it is not challenged.
The attorneys at Bednarek Law Office can often times help people avoid very bad outcomes, and while there are no promises, an initial consultation with him with help you understand the charges you face.
If a conviction seems inevitable, your criminal defense attorney can help you obtain the most favorable outcome possible. In some cases, if charges are not dropped, they may be reduced; probation might replace prison terms, diversion programs can mean lighter sentences and lower fines.
Bednarek law attorneys
Attorney Jonas D. Bednarek and Attorney David Saperstein have defended many people who were accused of having committed a drug related crime. He has represented people in both state and federal courts.
Free initial consultation
If you have been charged with a drug related offenses, please contact Bednarek Law Offices for a free initial consultation. We'll defend your innocence.