•Possessed the controlled substance •Known or at least suspected what the substance was •Intended to make, distribute or deliver it
Sometimes police charge people with this crime because of the amount the person is caught with, or the way it’s packaged – even if there was never any intent to traffic it. (As a side note, attorneys can often fight these charges and, in some cases, can even get the charges reduced to possession rather than trafficking. That only happens on a case-by-case basis, though, and what worked for another person might not work for you.)
What Are the Consequences for Drug Trafficking in Milwaukee?
The penalties you’ll face for a drug trafficking conviction depend on the type of drug involved. For example, Schedule I drugs (which have the highest potential for abuse) typically carry heavier penalties. Schedule II drugs often come with lower penalties.
The crime could range from a Class I felony to a Class C felony.
You’ll also be subject to stiffer penalties under certain circumstances. For example, if you use a child under the age of 17 to traffic in drugs, you can be charged with a Class F felony. A Class F felony is punishable by up to 12 years in prison and a fine of up to $25,000.
Mandatory Driver’s License Suspension
Anyone who’s convicted of a drug crime in Wisconsin will lose his or her driving privileges for at least 6 months. The courts can actually order license suspension for up to 5 years.
Do You Need to Talk to a Lawyer About Drug Trafficking Charges in Milwaukee?
If you’ve been accused of drug trafficking, you probably need to talk to a drug crime lawyer in Milwaukee. Your lawyer can answer all your questions and come up with a strategy that gets you the best possible outcome – and he or she might even be able to negotiate with the prosecutor to lessen the charges against you.