The state of Wisconsin takes drug crimes very seriously, and many people who are convicted of these types of crimes end up spending time in jail or prison. So what will happen to you if you get caught with acid (LSD) in Wisconsin? Here’s what you need to know.
What Happens if You Get Caught With Acid (LSD) in Wisconsin?
Acid – the common name for LSD – is illegal to possess, manufacture or sell in the state of Wisconsin. Like with nearly every other drug crime, the penalties for being caught depend on how much of the drug you had in your possession at the time of the offense. Generally speaking, LSD is a Class I felony. That means you could spend up to 1 year and 6 months in prison, plus an additional 2 years on extended supervision. The judge in your case could also order you to pay up to $10,000 in fines.
If you intended to sell (or if the state believes you intended to sell) acid to other people, the penalties are even worse. Possession with the intent to sell is a Class F felony, which means you could spend up to 7 years and 6 months in prison with 5 years on extended supervision, and pay fines of up to $25,000. You may also be ordered to attend a mandatory drug treatment program, which costs a significant amount of money (and you’re required to pay for it).
How Can You Defend Against Acid Possession Charges?
There are several ways your drug crime defense attorney may be able to defend you against acid possession charges. For example, if the drugs weren’t even yours, your attorney may be able to show that the prosecutor cannot prove his or her case in court. Even if the drugs were yours, your attorney will come up with a defense strategy that gets you the best possible outcome.
Do You Need to Talk to a Lawyer About Acid/LSD Charges in Wisconsin?
If you’ve been caught with acid/LSD or any other type of drug, you may need to speak to an attorney as soon as possible. Your attorney can help protect your rights and ensure that you get a fair trial. Call our office today at 414-383-6700 to schedule your free consultation with an experienced and knowledgeable drug crime defense attorney – we’ll be happy to answer your questions and come up with a strategy that helps you.