Milwaukee Drug Crime Attorney
Milwaukee Drug Crime Attorney Providing Strong, Aggressive Defense
The drug crime lawyer Michael Hayes has over 75 years of collective successful criminal law experience to help you mount a strong defense against the drug charges leveled against you, from possession to trafficking in narcotics.
Wisconsin Drug Crimes Carry Serious Penalties
In Wisconsin, you can be arrested for possession, distribution, cultivating or manufacturing, or trafficking in a wide variety of controlled substances. Almost all drug offenses are prosecuted as felonies, with severe penalties for conviction in terms of fines, imprisonment, and forfeiture of assets. For instance, although the first offense for marijuana possession may be a misdemeanor, any subsequent possession offense, regardless of quantity, is a felony, with penalties including up to 3.5 years in prison and $10,000 in fines.
State and federal drug crimes may carry mandatory minimum sentences, with enhanced sentencing based on the type of drug or the amount involved, as well as the defendant’s role in committing the offense or level of cooperation with police after arrest. Every case is unique, and we look at all of the factors in your particular case to get the best possible result.
Help is Available to Fight Drug Charges
A person arrested for a drug crime may have many defenses. Drug arrests are usually made when a police officer discovers drugs on a person, in a vehicle, or in a residence. It is quite possible that the officer’s initial contact with the person, vehicle, or residence was unconstitutional or that the search and seizure were unconstitutional.
In other cases, drug arrests are based on circumstantial evidence, such as the testimony of unreliable or impeachable witnesses, or questionable observations and identifications made in the middle of the night or in dark, secluded areas. As experienced criminal defense lawyers, we take the time to understand the weaknesses of the prosecution’s case and the defenses available, and we mount a vigorous defense that takes full advantage of the rights guaranteed to you by the constitution and laws of our country.
Put an Experienced and Successful Drug Crime Attorney on Your Side
Drug busts make big headlines for police and prosecutors. Significant police resources are funneled to the investigation and prosecution of drug crimes. When faced with such zealous activity from law enforcement, you need an attorney who is equally zealous in the pursuit of the just defense of your rights. If you have been arrested on drug charges in Milwaukee, Waukesha, and surrounding areas, contact Michael Hayes, to speak with an experienced and successful attorney.