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Wisconsin Drug Crime Attorney

A drug crime conviction in Wisconsin is a serious matter. The penalties can include probation, jail, prison, significant fines, and potentially losing your driver’s license. Additional collateral consequences can impact your life as well. There are many different drug crime related charges under Wisconsin law. Whether you are charged with a misdemeanor or a felony will depend on a variety of factors.  Those factors include:

  • The type of substance;
  • the amount of the substance;
  • how many previous convictions you have relating to controlled substances;
  • and whether or not any aggravating circumstance are present.

If you are charged with a Wisconsin drug crime you need the assistance of an experienced drug crime attorney. To much is at stake to fight a drug charge yourself. An experienced attorney will know how to defend your case and what arguments to make.

  • I hired Mr. David Anderson to represent me in my case. His years of experience as a attorney helped me feel comfortable and confident that he was the attorney for my situation. Through out the whole process he kept me in the loop on what was going on, if I didn't understand something he break it down so that it was clear. I appreciate his hard work, time and effort on my case. I'm very satisfied with his work he did an amazing job and provided great quality service. I would personally use his services again and I recommend him to anyone in need of an more
    Mr.Demetrius Beasley
    16:38 22 Sep 17
    David Anderson is top notch! He works hard on your behalf and is compassionate and really LISTENS to what you are saying. Went in with 4 felony charges and came out with 3 misdemeanors that will be expunged after the 2 year probation period so it will be as though it never happened. IF YOU WANT JUSTICE AND WANT PROPER DEFENSE CHOOSE DAVID ANDERSON SERIOUSLY. He also is the only fairly priced attorney around and won't try to get over on you just because and will FIGHT FOR YOU UNTIL THE END. I and my family deeply thank you Mr. Anderson!-read more
    Bredell Mitchell
    22:59 22 Jun 17
    David is tremendous at what he does. I was dealing with an a couple minor speeding tickets in areas where they assess to many points. The process working with David could not have been easier, I literally sent him the citations, had a phone discussion with David, and he reported back with me via email and phone call on the progress. The results of his efforts cut my citation points and financial penalties in half! I could not recommend David any more for any legal more
    Derek Laczniak
    22:20 07 Oct 17
    David Anderson Law Office is AMAZING! Attorney, Shaun O'Connell, went out of his way to ensure the best outcome. I am forever in his debt.
    Kristine Moses
    02:39 30 Aug 17
    David Anderson was an amazing help to me in my Refusal/OWI charge! He immediately responded to my emails and continued to answer in a very timely manner with all of my many questions! He was able to help get my initial paperwork mistake dismissed and was extremely helpful in all aspects of the case. I believe he truly cares about you and your case, and works non stop to get a result! I really appreciated the answers to my million questions answered right away and he helped me feel at ease that my case was going in the best direction. David is very patient and a real person, which made him very easy to work with! His fees are by far the best around and he gives you as much as the high price Attorneys! His heart and soul are in to helping you and I am so glad that I reached out to him! I would recommend him to anyone seeking help in any situation! Thank you David Anderson!read more
    tami c
    03:26 17 Feb 17
    David was very thorough and communicated with me often during the entire process. He also explained the process to me, along with all my options and the possible results of my decisions. I would not hesitate to retain David again, or refer my friends to more
    Art Webb
    15:39 05 Jul 17
    Mr. David Anderson recently represented me in my DUI(+) case. Throughout the whole process he kept me in the loop on what was going on, and fought hard for me. I couldn't be more satisfied with the work he did. He did an amazing job and provided great quality service. I would definitely refer this office to anyone looking for a more
    Patrick Matthews
    03:13 29 Jan 18
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    16:10 03 Apr 18

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Fighting a Drug Charge

Many times drug charges are brought after a search is performed. Whether it is a search of your person, vehicle or home, an officer may only perform a search under certain circumstances. Those circumstances include:

  • search incident to a lawful arrest;
  • search based on consent;
  • search pursuant to a valid search warrant;
  • and a search for weapons during temporary questioning.

Drug cases can be won by successfully challenging the search. If the search is found to have violated the fourth amendment, the evidence obtained can be suppressed.  Most of the time it comes down to whether or not the officer had probable cause. If no search warrant was issued, the arresting officer must have had probable cause for arrest. If a search warrant was issued it must have been properly issued based on probable cause and properly executed.

Anderson & O’Connell, SC will be a zealous advocate when challenging the validity of your search and seizure. We will scrutinize all issues regarding warrantless searches, search warrants, drug dog sniffs, and surveillance or wiretaps. Contact today to start your drug crime defense.

Common Wisconsin Drug Crimes

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Finding the right Drug Crime Lawyer

If you or a loved one has been arrested for a drug crime such as possession of a controlled substance or maintaining a drug dwelling, you need a lawyer that you feel comfortable with. You also need a lawyer who understands how to fight a drug charge. Do not just hire the first lawyer you speak with. Talk with your family and friends, and importantly talk with a few different drug crime lawyers.

When you speak with the lawyer make sure you provide enough information so the lawyer knows the situation and your expectations. You do not have to worry about what you say, your conversation is protected by attorney client privilege. Make sure to bring any documents you received when you were arrested or if you have been to court already, any paper work you received from the courts. All this information is important.

One of the most important parts of finding the right drug crime lawyer is finding a lawyer that is knowledgeable and reasonably priced. At Anderson & O’Connell, SC we take pride in fighting for our clients. We know the law relating to drug crimes and have successfully defended many individuals charged with a variety of drug charges. We have defend against these charges at a reasonable price. We welcome the opportunity to discuss your drug case with you. We always offer a free consultation.

Drug Crime Penalties, Charged with a drug crime

Additional Penalties for Drug Crimes Near a School

If you are charged with a drug crime you already face potential jail time. If you are charged with dealing drugs near school (within 1000 ft) under Wis. Stat. § 961.49 the maximum term of incarceration is increased by five years. That is a serious penalty. If you are caught or charged with mere possession of a controlled substance in the same locations you may be required to complete 100 hours of community service on top of any other penalty you may face. Furthermore, the state does not need to prove that you knew you were within 1000 ft. of the school to convict you under this statute. It is considered a strict liability statute. If you are charged with possession, delivery, or manufacturing a controlled substance near a school or any one of the locations listed below you need a criminal defense attorney. Anderson & O’Connell, SC devotes a substantial amount of its practice to fighting drug crime charges. We know how to fight these charges. Aggressive, affordable drug crime defense is what we do.

Enhanced penalties for Drug Crimes is not just limited to schools

A school is not the only place covered by this statute. There are additional penalties for dealing drugs at any of the following locations:

(a) On the premise of a scattered-site public housing project;

(b) Within 1,000 feet of any of the following:

  • A state, county, city, village or town park.
  • A jail or correctional facility.
  • A multiunit public housing project.
  • A swimming pool open to members of the public.
  • A youth center or a community center.
  • Any private or public school premises.
  • A school bus.

(c) On the premise of an approved treatment facility

(d) Or within 1,000 feet of a treatment facility if that facility is clearly marked and you knew or should have known it was a treatment facility.

Wisconsin Drug Crime Attorney

Contact Anderson & O'Connell, SC to start your defense today!

When you are charged with a drug crime it is very important that you are represented by an attorney who practices drug crime defense. A good defense attorney will be to assist you in fighting all drug crime charges. Experienced drug crime defense attorneys like Anderson & O’Connell, SC will fight for you.

The attorneys at Anderson & O’Connell, SC will review all the evidence against you. In many drug cases, search and seizure is a big issue. In most circumstances motions can be filed in an attempt to suppress the evidence against you. Attorney Anderson will determine if grounds for suppression exist based on any Constitutional violations. The Fourth Amendment prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures and requires any warrant to be judicially sanctioned and supported by probable cause. Every citizen enjoys the protection of the Fourth Amendment.

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