In Wisconsin, drug offenses such as possession, intent to distribute, manufacturing and conspiracy carry serious
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Wisconsin's laws and penalties for the possession, use and distribution of drugs are complicated. Drug charges are not only based on the type of controlled substances involved, but the amount found and your relevant criminal history. Depending on these factors, drug-related convictions can result in lengthy jail or prison sentences, large fines, and a host of other penalties.
If you or someone you know is facing drug charges in Wisconsin, Stangl Law can help. Attorney Patrick Stangl has extensive experience successfully defending criminal cases and can help you craft a powerful defense.
Possession of a controlled substance is among the most common drug charges in Wisconsin. Penalties for these offenses include:
Producing, distributing and/or delivering controlled substances can bring severe consequences following a conviction. Penalties depend upon the type and amount of the controlled substance involved as well as location. In Wisconsin, these kinds of drug charges are felonies and can bring jail or prison sentences of anywhere to three to 40 years along with excessive fines depending on the factors involved.
Attorney Stangl understands the types of questions you might have if you're facing criminal charges in Wisconsin related to possession, intent to deliver, manufacture, conspiracy or other drug charges. As a qualified criminal defense lawyer with over 30 years of experience and a proven record of success, Attorney Pat Stangl is committed to protecting the rights of his clients across Wisconsin.
This varies according to the laws of the state and the customs of the local jurisdiction. In Wisconsin, a conviction for a first offense is a civil violation and involves a forfeiture, revocation, mandatory AODA Assessment and perhaps attendance at a Victim Impact Panel.
For a second offense, the penalties upon conviction range from a minimum mandatory penalty of five (5) days and up to six (6) months in jail. Punishments include a fine range from a minimum $350.00 to $1,100.00 plus costs and administrative surcharges as well as a mandatory AODA Assessment. Ignition interlock devices can also be ordered. The greater the number of prior convictions, the greater the jail and/or prison term that can be imposed.
In Wisconsin, for purposes of evaluating prior convictions, a ten-year window is used; however, this window will not extend before January 1, 1989 for second offenses. For purposes of evaluating prior convictions for a third or greater offense, the prosecution can go back throughout a lifetime.
If convicted of an OWI offense, in Wisconsin that conviction now remains on your driving record abstract for life.
Most states including Wisconsin increase the punishment in drunk driving cases if certain facts exist. The most common of these is an earlier conviction for the same or similar offense, usually within ten years for a second offense or lifetime for a third or greater offense. Other commonly encountered enhancements (which must usually be alleged in the complaint) include:
In Wisconsin, the existence of significant personal injury or bodily harm caused by drunk driving elevates the offense to a serious felony. A death in Wisconsin while intoxicated can result in vehicular homicide charges.
If you're facing drug charges in Wisconsin and would like more detailed information about the specific charges in your case or need to hire a Wisconsin drug defense attorney to explore options for your defense, Contact Us today.
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