DEFENDING DRUG CRIMES – Racine, Kenosha & Statewide
Possessing drugs (e.g. Marijuana / THC, Cocaine, Heroin) for one’s personal use is generally thought to be a rather petty offense. Not necessarily. Even possession of THC (Marijuana), while a misdemeanor offense, is still punishable by a jail sentence. Simple possession of many prescription drugs are felony offenses. Possession with Intent to Deliver, or Delivery, is always charged as a felony crime.
Prosecutors often charge simple possession situations as felony “Possession with Intent to Deliver” crimes. An experienced attorney can successfully defend the case by challenging the prosecution’s allegation that the drugs were being sold or distributed to others. A successful defense may result in a misdemeanor conviction rather than a felony, with significantly reduced penalties.
Drug cases routinely involve search warrants or vehicle searches. These searches can be challenged and are sometimes determined to be illegal. This could result in a dismissal of the charge.
Defending a drug case requires specialized knowledge and experience. Preparing a good defense and presenting it properly will improve your chances of having a good outcome.
Recent changes in Wisconsin law allow people who meet certain requirements to have their convictions expunged, or erased, provided that they successfully complete their sentence.
Coming To Your Defense
Over the past 20 years, I’ve been a lawyer, and I’ve helped numerous people work through the stressful situation of being charged with a crime. I can help you, too.
I am Racine criminal defense attorney Robert W. Keller. I offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case. Email my office or call me at 262-632-0632 (office phone) or 262-930-5978 (for urgent calls).