Let’s start by saying this: Any type of drug offense is a serious matter. Even so, some drug charges are more serious than others. For example, drug trafficking is more serious than drug possession.

However, here’s something you need to remember. The possession of any drug, even marijuana, can be charged as a misdemeanor. In this case, it means that the crime is punishable by a jail sentence.

Taking this one step further, simple possession of a prescription drug is often a felony offense. That’s just one type of drug offense that’s considered a felony.

Many people don’t realize that prosecutors often charge simple possession as a felony. When this happens, a minor punishment has the potential to turn into something much more serious. Not only could a felony conviction lead to prison time, but it will almost always have a negative impact on your personal and professional lives.

With prosecutors continuing to crack down on drug crimes, it’s essential to know your rights. It’s also imperative to fully understand the crime you’ve been charged with, as well as the punishment that is typically associated with it.

You will need to implement a defense strategy that will help you avoid the most serious punishment. In Wisconsin, for example, some people can have their convictions erased or expunged for meeting certain requirements.

At our law firm, we understand the seriousness associated with every type of drug offense. Even those that are considered “minor” can have a major impact on your life. This is why there is no time to waste if you’ve been charged with any type of drug crime.

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Robert W. Keller - author

Robert W. Keller practices exclusively in the areas of criminal defense law, and has been doing so since 1992. Clients are represented throughout the State of Wisconsin in both State and Federal Courts.