An Elgin, Illinois man was found guilty of possessing a kilogram of cocaine, which police seized during a 2013 search of his vehicle. The man was en route to sell the drugs to an undercover officer when he was stopped and taken into custody. The man’s felony conviction of unlawful possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver carries a hefty prison sentence ranging anywhere form 15 to 60 years.
Wisconsin Felony Drug Possession With Intent to Sell Arrest
Like Illinois, the state of Wisconsin has stiff penalties for the sale and possession of cocaine, in both powder form and as crack. Depending on the amount involved, possession, sale or trafficking of cocaine may range anywhere to a year in jail with a $5,000 fine to 40 years in prison with up to a $100,000 fine.
Felony Possession or Delivery of a Schedule I or II Narcotic CDS
Cocaine possession and trafficking are also regulated at the federal level. Consequences for possession, maufacturing or delivery of cocaine can be severe. The term of imprisonment and the fine may be affected by the quantity of the drug seized and whether there are prior convictions. A charge of possession with intent to distribute cocaine greatly increases the penalties.
Waukesha Wisconsin Experienced Cocaine Possession Lawyer
If you are being investigated or have been charged with a drug crime, only an experienced criminal defense lawyer familiar with state and federal laws can advise you on the strength of the case against you and offer possible defenses to the charges.
The Waukesha Wisconsin criminal defense lawyers of Andrew C. Ladd LLC can help you or a family member to aggressively defend against charges of drug possession or possession with the intent to sell in Wisconsin. With 50 years of combined experience, we have many effective strategies to help you fight a possible conviction for a Wisconsin drug crime. Contact our offices today at 262-542-3900.