Cocaine is a schedule one controlled substance and therefore its possession is prohibited by law. Common cocaine charges in Wisconsin includes possession, possession with intent to distribute, and delivery. Anyone facing even a simple possession of cocaine charge needs quality representation from a skilled Wisconsin drug crime lawyer. Our attorneys have the experience needed in these types of cases.
Penalties for Possession of Cocaine in Wisconsin
- First offense possession of cocaine – A first offense possession of cocaine in Wisconsin in a misdemeanor and is punishable by up to a year in jail. Additionally, you are subject to a fine of up to $5,000.
- Second and subsequent possession of cocaine charges – Unlike a first offense charge, second and subsequent possession of cocaine charges are Class I felonies. A Class I felony is punishable by up to 3 years and 6 months in the Wisconsin prison system. Additionally you are subject to a fine $10,000. Felony cocaine possession in Wisconsin also includes a Drug Abuse Program Improvement Surcharge of up to $5,000.
- Additional penalties for cocaine possession – Additional penalties associated with cocaine possession in Wisconsin includes suspension of your driver’s license up to five years, drug surcharges up to $5,000, and if you are found to have possessed cocaine within 1000 feet of a school, there is a mandatory sentence of 100 hours of community service.
Penalties for Possession with Intent Cocaine in Wisconsin
Possession with intent to manufacture, distribute, or deliver is a felony offense in Wisconsin no matter if it is a first offense or greater. Unlike simple possession of cocaine, the penalties for possession with intent depends on the amount of cocaine.
- One gram or less, the person is guilty of a Class G felony – a fine not to exceed $25,000 or imprisonment not to exceed 10 years, or both.
- More than one gram but not more than 5 grams, the person is guilty of a Class F felony – a fine not to exceed $25,000 or imprisonment not to exceed 12 years and 6 months, or both.
- More than 5 grams but not more than 15 grams, the person is guilty of a Class E felony – a fine not to exceed $50,000 or imprisonment not to exceed 15 years, or both.
- More than 15 grams but not more than 40 grams, the person is guilty of a Class D felony – a fine not to exceed $100,000 or imprisonment not to exceed 25 years, or both.
- More than 40 grams, the person is guilty of a Class C felony – a fine not to exceed $100,000 or imprisonment not to exceed 40 years, or both.
Penalties for Delivery and Manufacturing Cocaine in Wisconsin
The penalties for delivery of cocaine and manufacturing cocaine in Wisconsin are the same as the penalties for possession with intent. This means that any weight of cocaine is a felony and a conviction means potential prison time. If you are facing any charge relating to possession, possession with intent, or delivery of cocaine in Wisconsin the attorneys at Anderson & O’Connell, S.C. can help.
Possession of Cocaine Lawyer in Madison, WI
Our lawyers have represented many individuals charged with possession of cocaine in Wisconsin. As one of Madison, WI’s top drug crime lawyers, we understand the law and the courts. We have successfully defended against these types of charges. Contact us today for a free consultation on your cocaine case in Wisconsin.