Drug And Narcotics

The Milwaukee criminal defense attorneys at Wolff & Sonderhouse have significant experience in defending individuals accused of crimes involving illicit drugs. Wisconsin's laws on narcotics and controlled dangerous substances are very strict and the potential penalties for violating these laws are steep. Most district attorneys in Milwaukee and Waukesha Counties do not shy away from seeking the maximum punishment for drug offenders. If you have been charged with possession of a controlled substance, intent to distribute, manufacturing narcotics, or any other drug related crime, you need to contact the skilled drug-offense lawyers at Wolff & Sonderhouse.

What to Do if You Are Arrested on Suspicion of Violating Drug Possession Laws

The State of Wisconsin offers almost no wiggle room on drugs. If you are found with drugs allegedly in your possession by any Police Department, expect to be arrested and put on trial. Do not argue or fight with the Police. As your Miranda rights say, "anything you say or do can and will be used against you." Do not forget you have the right to remain silent, so you are under no obligation to answer any questions you may be asked, but you must tell the officers you are exercising your right to remain silent. Resisting or obstructing the Police at all will be used by the district attorney to paint you as a dangerous criminal who needs to be put in jail for as long as the law allows.

As soon as possible, make sure you contact a skilled criminal defense attorney to represent you. Drug offenses present unique issues, and the penalties can be significant. You need an attorney who knows the law and can apply the law to your particular circumstances. A thorough legal analysis is critical to ensure your rights are protected. The lawyers at Milwaukee's Wolff & Sonderhouse have an unmatched background in drug related crimes. Attorney Peter Wolff spent part of his law enforcement career with the City of Brookfield Police Department as an undercover officer conducting surveillance for drug purchases and executing drug related search warrants. For over 20 years, Ron Sonderhouse has defended drug cases and other Waukesha criminal defense practice areas.

Wisconsin Drug Conviction Penalties

In Wisconsin, drug convictions include fines and jail (or prison) sentences, plus a possible driver's license suspension. Depending on how many times you have been convicted of drug offenses in the past, the penalties increase in severity. Most first offenses are misdemeanors with up to one year in jail and a $5,000 fine. Repeat offenses are generally felonies with 3.5 years in jail and $10,000 in fines. Be aware any possession of Heroin is automatically a felony with 3.5 years in jail and a $10,000 fine.

You can also be arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Needles, crack pipes, bongs and similar drug related items are all causes for arrest and carry penalties up to 30 days in jail and $500.00 fines. If you have been arrested for a repeat Wisconsin DUI or drug charge in Wauwatosa, Oak Creek or anywhere else in the Milwaukee area, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced felony criminal defense attorney. The attorneys at Wolff & Sonderhouse are your criminal defense experts.

For misdemeanor and felony drug offenses including narcotic possession charges with intent to distribute in Wisconsin, contact our Milwaukee criminal defense law office for a free initial consultation.