An experienced drug crime lawyer will improve your chances
Convictions for drugs or controlled substances can carry stiff penalties, including prison. For some drug crimes, like heroin and other opiates, prosecutors in Racine and Kenosha almost always seek prison.
Prosecutors often charge simple possession situations as felony “Possession with Intent to Deliver” drug crimes. An experienced lawyer 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. A lawyer who prepares a good defense and presents it properly will improve your chances of having a good outcome.
Praise for drug crime lawyer Robert W. Keller
From the initial consultation we knew what to expect with Mr. Keller. He looked at our case, listened to the details and told us what we should expect throughout the case. As any good attorney would, he gave us worst case scenario and pushed us to expect that, only adding some light at the end of the tunnel when he was absolutely confident that things would go the way he thought they would. In other words, there was no sugar coating anything and no false promises to lure us in to hire him. We would definitely recommend Mr. Keller to anyone we knew.
I have not had any other experiences with lawyers, but Bob Keller handled my possession case very efficiently. He was able to work out a deal with the district attorney and got one of my charges dropped, and I had to only pay a fine to have the other charge expunged from my record. He kept in contact with me through the entire process, was very clear about what I needed to do each step of the way and was overall very approachable. I am more than satisfied with the outcome and his representation didn’t cost me an arm and a leg.
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Notable drug crime cases
Federal drug conspiracyCase: The client was one of 4 individuals indicted in a federal conspiracy to deliver cocaine. He was facing a potential sentence of life imprisonment. Result: Of the other three co-conspirators, one was acquitted at trial, one received a sentence of 11 years and the other 20 years. My client’s case was dismissed.
Case: My client, along with two others, was accused of delivering 2 kilograms of cocaine.
Result: The co-actors were both sentenced to prison. My client was found “not guilty” at trial.
Case: My client was charged with delivering drugs after police raided his house and found cocaine.
Result: I filed a motion with the court challenging the validity of the search warrant. The judge agreed that the warrant was not supported by probable cause. The case was dismissed.
Case: My client and his wife were charged with “possession with intent to deliver marijuana.” Police conducted a traffic stop and found approximately 1 pound of marijuana in the trunk.
Result: At trial, we argued that the marijuana was for personal use. The jury found my client guilty of only misdemeanor possession of marijuana.
Possessing drugs (e.g. marijuana / THC, cocaine, heroin) for one’s personal use is generally thought to be a rather petty offense.
Even possession of THC (marijuana), while a misdemeanor offense, is still punishable by a jail sentence.
Felony drug crimes
Simple possession is a felony offense for certain drugs.
The State of Wisconsin, including Racine and Kenosha counties, charges all second-time drug offenses or repeat drug offenses as felony crimes.
Delivery of a Controlled Substance or Possession with Intent to Deliver
is a felony crime.
Felony drug crimes expose you to prison, and a felony conviction alone
can limit your employment opportunities in the future.
Drug defense lawyer
Criminal defense attorney Robert W. Keller defends against charges for possession of:
- Designer drugs like Ecstasy and LSD
- Prescription drugs like Vicodin, Hydrocodone, OxyContin, and Percocet.
Defending against drug charges
Criminal defense attorney Robert W. Keller can mount a defense that includes:
- Filing motions to suppress evidence
- Challenging any search or stop of vehicle
- Seeking to suppress statements or confessions
- Cross-examining police officers at trial
- Presenting a Not Guilty defense