It’s estimated that between 10 and 15 million Americans have tried meth at least once in their lives, so if you or your loved one are among them, you’re not alone. If you’re caught with methamphetamine in Wisconsin, you can be charged with a Class I felony. It’s important that you know that our team of experienced Milwaukee drug crime lawyers will fight to protect your (or your loved one’s) rights during this difficult time.
Methamphetamine Charges in Wisconsin
Because the law is very clear about possessing controlled substances like meth, it’s important that you understand your rights. Many people who are arrested for possessing meth are under the influence at the time of arrest; in some cases, investigators use that to their advantage by asking questions. You don’t have to talk to police without your lawyer present. You can simply tell them that you’d like to talk to an attorney and then keep quiet.
Manufacturing meth can also result in serious charges; in fact, you can be subject to penalty enhancers if you’re convicted in a Wisconsin courtroom.
Penalty Enhancers for Methamphetamine Convictions
You’re subject to penalty enhancers if you’re actively involved in the distribution of meth (such as selling it or giving it to someone), or if you’re convicted of having the intent to deliver or distribute it, and if any of this occurred in a public housing project or within 1,000 feet of:
- A park
- A correctional facility
- A public swimming pool
- A youth or community center
- A school or a school bus
The “enhancer” is that the maximum term of imprisonment can be increased by five years.
Talking to a Drug Crime Lawyer Can Make a Big Difference
Unfortunately, many people end up battling their way through the Milwaukee court system without the help of an experienced drug crime lawyer. It doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, people who work with attorneys generally feel more comfortable – it helps to know that someone is on your side when all the cards seem stacked against you.
If you or a loved one needs help, call our Wisconsin drug crime lawyers. We’ll protect your rights and help tell your side of the story when it matters most.