Drug & Narcotics Defense Attorney
Aggressive lawyer for drug cases in southeast Wisconsin
Attorney Kerri Cleghorn is an experienced defense lawyer servicing Wisconsin cases since 2003. Much of her criminal defense experience includes drugs & narcotics charges for minors and adults. Defending your rights in these cases isn’t negotiable; make sure you have an attorney willing to go to trial to prove your innocence. Contact her for a consultation.
CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY FEES
This isn’t the answer you want, but it’s the one every other attorney in Milwaukee will tell you: it varies based on case workload. Meaning, if you’re looking for a defense attorney for a felony drug charge, then you’re probably going to pay a bit more than first-time offenders. What you really need to look for in a criminal defense attorney is consultation cost. Attorney Kerri Cleghorn performs free consultations to get a better understanding of your:
- Relevant contexts
…and more to determine the work she’ll need to put in to get the best result possible. Or, if your case is outside of her practicing service area or fields of preferred cases, she’ll refer you to the right resources.
Drug charges in Wisconsin
Your charges will always depend on the type of drug you’re found with, how much, and any prior history with drug offenses. These factors determine whether you’re charged with a misdemeanor, felony, have to spend time in jail, and how much you need to pay the state to be free.
COMMON DRUG CHARGES WE DEFEND:
- Possessing or manufacturing illegal drugs with intent to sell
- Conspiracy to commit a drug crime
- Distributing (selling) illegal drugs or prescription drugs
- Possessing narcotics
- Paraphernalia possession
- OCS—operating a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or narcotics
COMMON DRUGS IN WISCONSIN:
Wisconsin drug and narcotic scheduling system
Wisconsin state follows federal scheduling system when it comes to drug and narcotic charges. The scheduling system classifies drug-related criminal offenses based on the drug or controlled substance in the case; these classifications will often overlap.
SCHEDULE I DRUGS IN WI
The most addictive & dangerous drugs that have no medical use in WI. Examples include:
- MDMA / Ecstasy
- Heroin & Fentanyl
SCHEDULE II DRUGS IN WI
Addictive drugs that have some medical uses. Requires doctor prescription. Examples include:
SCHEDULE III DRUGS IN WI
Drugs less dangerous than Schedule II but have moderately addictive qualities. Examples include:
- Anabolic steroids
SCHEDULE IV DRUGS IN WI
Prescribed drugs that have beneficial medical uses with slightly addictive qualities. Examples include:
SCHEDULE V DRUGS IN WI
Over-the-counter drugs and medications that have low risks of dependency. Examples include: