Misdemeanor Defense

Whether you have just been charged with your first drug offense or you have a complicated criminal history, you need an experienced attorney who understands the laws and can help you build the strongest defense possible.

About Drug Offenses in Wisconsin

The most common drug offenses in Wisconsin include:

  • Possession - You may be charged with possession if a law enforcement official believes you had any amount of illegal drugs on your person or under your control.
  • Distribution - If law enforcement officials believe that you were involved in the sale or delivery of drugs, you may be charged with distribution.
  • Cultivation - You will be charged with cultivation if law enforcement officials believe that you are growing marijuana.
  • Manufacturing - Manufacturing charges result when law enforcement officials believe you are involved in the manufacture of drugs.
  • Possession or Sale of Drug Paraphernalia - You may be charged with possession of drug paraphernalia if you are found with any equipment intended to be used to make or use drugs. You may be charged with sale of drug paraphernalia if officials believe you have sold any drug-related equipment.

Possible Consequences for Drug-Related Convictions

The sentence for conviction will depend on the nature of the offense, your criminal history and the discretion of the court. However, the possible consequences for conviction in the state of Wisconsin are as follows:

  • Possession - Up to 3.5 years in prison and a maximum fine of $10,000.
  • Distribution - Up to 15 years in prison and a maximum fine of $50,000.
  • Cultivation - Up to 15 years in prison and a maximum fine of $50,000.
  • Manufacturing - Up to 15 years in prison and a maximum fine of $50,000.
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia - Up to 9 months incarceration and a maximum fine of $10,000.

Hiring an Attorney

If you have been charged with a drug-related offense in Wisconsin, please contact Hogan Eickhoff to learn more about our services or to schedule a consultation.