What Counts as Drug Trafficking in Milwaukee?

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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.)

Related: What to do if you’re caught with drugs

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.

Related: What if you’re arrested for dealing drugs in Milwaukee?

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. 

Call us right now at 414-383-6700 for a free case review with an experienced drug crime attorney. We may be able to help you, so don’t wait – call us now.

Carlos Gamino

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What Counts as Drug Trafficking in Milwaukee - Carlos Gamino
By Carlos Gamino

In the state of Wisconsin, it’s illegal to possess a controlled substance with the intent to manufacture, distribute or deliver it. In fact, it’s a felony – and felonies mean plenty of prison time if you’re convicted. In order for a court to convict you with possession with the intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a controlled substance – collectively known as trafficking under Wisconsin law – you must have:
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