Preventing the use of illegal drugs and related crimes has always been a priority for Wisconsin lawmakers. Due to this, when prosecutors come across a drug charge, they push for strict penalties in order to curb the use of illegal narcotics. This means if you have been accused of a drug crime, the cards are stacked against you.
The charges and potential consequences you face will be directly related to the amount of drugs you possessed. Increased charges may be added depending on where you were arrested (i.e., near a school zone) and if you were operating a vehicle. Beyond criminal punishments, you also risk having a permanent record, which can impact many aspects of your life down the road.
While there is a lot at stake, you do have options to protect yourself, but you will need the guidance of a skilled criminal defense attorney.
We Can Help With Your Drug Charges
At Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C., we understand that good people can get caught up in the wrong situation. Many individuals who have been charged with drug possession are young adults or first-time users. Some individuals who are charged with distribution were doing so because of a serious addiction problem. And others are actually innocent of the charges but were just in the wrong place at the wrong time. Regardless of the circumstances surrounding your drug charge, our attorneys are on your side. We are here to stand up for you, protect your legal rights and fight for your best interests.
Our Attorneys Defend In State And Federal Courts
Our lawyers have defended against drug charges for every type of drug such as marijuana, cocaine, prescription drugs, methamphetamine, heroin and Ecstasy. We understand drug laws inside and out, and we know how to approach various charges, including:
- Drug possession
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Drug distribution (selling drugs)
- Drug production
- Possession of stolen prescription drugs
- Forging a prescription
Contact Our Law Firm As Soon As Possible After Your Arrest
As your legal counsel, we will help you understand your options and work to secure the best possible outcome, whether it be a plea, alternative sentencing such as drug court or, when necessary, a favorable verdict at trial. Contact our Appleton drug crime lawyers to learn more.
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