What Counts as a Drug Crime in Wisconsin?

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intent to deliver and possession of” controlled substances. There are several categories of controlled substances, with each being labeled Schedule I through Schedule V. Schedule I drugs have the highest potential for abuse and don’t have an accepted medical use, while drugs that fall under Schedule V have the lowest potential abuse and do have currently accepted medical uses.

This outlines some examples of Schedule I through Schedule IV narcotics.

Schedule I Narcotics
​Synthetic opiates, hallucinogenic substances, depressants and stimulants such as:
  • GHB
  • Heroin
  • LSD
  • MDMA
  • PCP
  • Psilocybin

Schedule II Narcotics
Substances of plant origin, opium and opiates (including synthetic), stimulants, depressants and hallucinogenic substances such as:
  • Amphetamine
  • Cocaine
  • Codeine
  • Methadone
  • Methamphetamine
  • Morphine
  • Opium
  • Oxycodone

Schedule III Narcotics
Stimulants, hallucinogenic substances, anabolic steroids and other substances such as:
  • Ketamine
  • Pentobarbital

Schedule IV Narcotics
Depressants, stimulants and other substances such as:
  • Clonazepam
  • Diazepam
  • Lorazepam
  • Phenobarbital 

Penalties for Drug Crimes in Wisconsin

When you’re convicted of any drug offense in Wisconsin, the judge is required to suspend your driver’s license for at least 6 months. The judge in your case, at his or her discretion, may suspend your license for up to 5 years. In some cases, the judge may still allow an occupational driver’s license – but that doesn’t always happen. 

Do You Need to Talk to a Milwaukee Attorney About Drug Crime Defense?

If you’ve been accused of any drug crime in Milwaukee or the surrounding communities, even if you think it’s a low-level offense, you may want to talk to an attorney about your case. A lawyer will be able to explain the possible consequences to you and answer all your questions.

Call us at 414-383-6700 right now for a free consultation with a drug crime lawyer in Milwaukee. We’ll be happy to help you in any way we can.

Carlos Gamino

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What Counts as a Drug Crime in Wisconsin - Carlos Gamino
By Carlos Gamino

Drug crimes in Wisconsin are serious offenses, and they carry harsh penalties – but what counts as a drug crime, and what could happen to you if you’re convicted of one?

What Counts as a Drug Crime in Wisconsin?

Wisconsin’s drug laws characterize these types of crimes as offenses relating to “manufacture, distribution, delivery, possession with
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