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Drug Trafficking Lawyers in Madison, WI, Providing Aggressive Legal Representation to Individuals Charged With Drug Offenses

Drug trafficking is one of the most serious criminal charges an individual can face. If convicted of drug trafficking, an individual can be sentenced to a significant amount of time in prison, be ordered to pay steep fines, and lose many of their civil rights. Drug trafficking is a felony offense; if convicted, the individual will forever be branded as a convicted felon. Individuals with a felony conviction on their record find it difficult, if not impossible, to find gainful employment, obtain housing, serve in the military, or legally own a firearm.

If you have been charged with drug trafficking, you must immediately speak with a qualified attorney. Our drug trafficking lawyers have comprehensive experience handling high-profile drug cases and have a proven track record of obtaining favorable results for our clients.

Contact Casper Mehlos Law Group, LLC, of Madison, WI, to learn more information about how we may be able to assist you with your case.

What Is Considered to Be Drug Trafficking?

Regardless of where the alleged drug trafficking occurs, it is always considered a federal offense. Federal law stipulates that drug trafficking occurs when an individual manufactures, possesses or distributes illegal narcotics. Additionally, if an individual possesses illegal narcotics intending to sell, dispense, or manufacture, this is also considered drug trafficking.

Individuals may be charged with drug trafficking if they possess large quantities of an illegal drug or cash. Federal statutes are designed in such a way that law enforcement has the legal right to assume that individuals who possess large quantities of drugs and cash have the intent to sell or distribute them even without direct evidence.

What Are the Criminal Penalties For Drug Trafficking in Wisconsin?

The criminal penalties for drug trafficking greatly depend on the facts and circumstances surrounding the case. Nevertheless, individuals charged with drug trafficking must understand that even if this is their first charge or drug offense, they can still be sentenced to a significant amount of time in prison.

Because factors vary significantly in drug trafficking cases, the penalties can greatly differ based on mitigating circumstances. For example, suppose an individual is convicted of trafficking Schedule I substances such as marijuana, LSD, or heroin. In that case, they could be sentenced to up to 20 years in federal prison and be ordered to pay a fine of up to 1 million dollars. On the other hand, if the drug trafficking offense resulted in death or another individual being seriously harmed, the defendant could be sentenced to life in prison.

Why Was I Arrested For Maintaining a Drug Trafficking Place?

Wisconsin law dictates that it is illegal for anyone to knowingly maintain a location for which others can manufacture, keep, deliver, or use controlled substances. However, two separate charges pertain to maintaining a drug trafficking place, both misdemeanors. First, individuals may be charged with a misdemeanor offense if they allow others to come and use drugs. The other charge is solely based on maintaining a dwelling or other location, manufacturing, storing, or delivering the controlled substances.

If you were arrested and charged with maintaining a drug trafficking place, law enforcement had reason to believe that illegal activities were occurring at the location. Law enforcement officials also had reason to believe that you were aware of the illegal activity.

If found guilty, you could be sentenced to up to a year in jail and a fine of $25,000. However, this type of drug trafficking charge is often in addition to possession with intent to distribute, which is punishable by 2.5 to 15 years in prison and a fine ranging from $10,000 to $50,000.

What Kind of Results Can I Expect From Your Law Firm?

If you have been charged with any offense related to drug trafficking, you must seek qualified legal representation immediately. Your freedom is at stake, and you need an attorney who will fight for your freedom.

If we agree to take your case, we will immediately examine the prosecution’s evidence against you. In addition, we will thoroughly review all witness testimony to look for weaknesses in the case and build a solid defense strategy on your behalf.

Contact Casper Mehlos Law Group, LLC, of Madison, WI, by calling (608) 820-8926 to schedule a free case review so that we may answer your questions and explain your legal options.