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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:

  • Case
  • Charges
  • Circumstances
  • 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:

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:

  • LSD
  • Marijuana
  • MDMA / Ecstasy
  • Heroin & Fentanyl

SCHEDULE II DRUGS IN WI

Addictive drugs that have some medical uses. Requires doctor prescription. Examples include:

  • Opium
  • Cocaine
  • Oxycodone
  • Methamphetamine

SCHEDULE III DRUGS IN WI

Drugs less dangerous than Schedule II but have moderately addictive qualities. Examples include:

  • Codeine
  • Anabolic steroids
  • Ketamine
  • Amphetamine

SCHEDULE IV DRUGS IN WI

Prescribed drugs that have beneficial medical uses with slightly addictive qualities. Examples include:

  • Clonazepam
  • Diazepam
  • Ambien
  • Xanax

SCHEDULE V DRUGS IN WI

Over-the-counter drugs and medications that have low risks of dependency. Examples include:

  • Dextromethorphan
  • Diphenoxylate
  • Dihydrocodeine
  • Pseudoephedrine