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Federal Drug Crimes
Federal drug charges are very similar to Wisconsin state drug charges. Federal drug laws prohibit the possession of a controlled substance, as well as its use, possession with intent to deliver it or sell it, delivering drugs or selling drugs, and trafficking drugs, including across state lines.
Federal drug penalties
The penalties provided under federal law for drug convictions also are similar to Wisconsin drug penalties, but are usually for longer prison terms. If convicted of a drug crime under federal law, and sentenced to prison, the prison term must be served in a federal prison rather than a Wisconsin state prison.
Federal and Wisconsin State Charges
A person can be charged for a drug crime by either or both a federal governmental unit and a Wisconsin state governmental unit. A single crime can involve both federal and state charges, and double jeopardy would not apply because the federal and state governments are considered separate (sovereign).
Federally prosecuted cases are heard in a federal court. The federal courts in Wisconsin are located in Madison, Milwaukee, Green Bay and Eau Claire.
Sentences when convicted by feds and state
Sentences can be ordered to run concurrent, but seldom is that the case. In most instances, if a person is convicted by both governments, the sentences will be served consecutively - one right after the other.
felony and misdemeanor crimes
Drug crimes can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony offense, depending on the quantity and type of drug. The more addictive and dangerous the drug, the more severe the penalty. The greater the quantity, the more severe the penalty.
drug crime Defenses
Every case is different, and no one defense will work for all drug cases. With that said, years of experience have afforded Attorney Jonas D. Bednarek and Attorney David Saperstein the opportunity to see the many commonalties amongst acquittals and the most likely manner in which to obtain reduced charges, dismissed charges or an acquittal at trial. Early representation is however common amongst cases that were dismissed, reduced, or won.
Free Initial consultation
At Bednarek Law Offices, you can meet with Attorney Jonas Bednarek or Attorney David Saperstein to discuss your case at no charge to you. The initial consultation will give you a chance to give Attorney Bednarek a general summary of your case. He will give you a general idea of what you might expect, the timing of events, and how much it will cost to defend you. In all instances, initial consultations are based on limited facts, and sometimes things change - rather quickly with some cases. But the benefit you will receive from an initial consultation is peace of mind in understanding the law, how the law might affect you, and how you can begin to build your defense.
To arrange a free initial consultation, please contact Bednarek Law Office.