another drug that doesn’t belong to you, here’s what you need to know.
Caught With Vicodin in Milwaukee? Here’s What Happens Next
First things first: You’re entitled to an attorney. It’s your right, and it’s outlined in the U.S. Constitution. Any time you’re accused of a crime, you should call a lawyer – even if you’re completely innocent. A lawyer can help protect your rights and defend you in court.
Possession of Narcotics: What You Need to Know
Possessing narcotics (technically called “possession of a controlled substance” in Wisconsin law) is a crime if:
- You possessed a substance
- The substance is a controlled substance or controlled substance analog
- You know or believe that the substance is a controlled substance or controlled substance analog
A controlled substance analog is any chemical that’s “substantially similar” to a controlled substance. That means possessing generic Vicodin that doesn’t belong to you is the same thing as possessing the real deal. Vicodin is considered a Schedule II controlled substance (the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration classifies drugs based on several factors), which means you can be charged with a Class I felony if you’re found in possession of it without a valid prescription from a medical doctor.
A Class I felony is serious – if you’re convicted, you could be looking at 1 year and 6 months in prison. The judge can also order you to complete 2 years of extended supervision once you get out of prison, as well as pay fines up to $10,000.
Have You Been Caught With Vicodin or a Similar Controlled Substance?
If you’ve been caught with non-prescription Vicodin or a similar controlled substance, we may be able to help you. Call 414-383-6700 right now to talk to a drug crime defense attorney in Milwaukee – don’t take the chance of defending yourself in court.