First-offense cocaine possession in Madison, Wisconsin, could be penalized with up to one year in prison, up to a $5,000 fine or both. Crimes involving the intent to manufacture, distribute or deliver the drug could lead to a $100,000 fine, 40 years in prison or both.
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Penalties for Cocaine Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Distribute, or Deliver
The penalties vary depending on factors such as the amount of cocaine you had in your possession and whether you are a repeat offender. No matter if you were manufacturing, distributing, or delivering cocaine, the penalties are the same.
- 1st offense cocaine possession in Wisconsin: possessing any amount of cocaine can land you in prison for 1 year and/or a $5,000 fine. This conviction can also lead to a 5-year suspension of driving privileges and additional charges up to $2,500
- Any subsequent charge of cocaine possession: considered a Class I felony that comes with a prison sentence up to 3.5 years and a $10,000 fine. A felony cocaine possession in Wisconsin also includes a Drug Abuse Program Improvement Surcharge of up to $5,000
- Distributing or selling: Selling cocaine could come with a maximum penalty of 40 years in prison and/or fines up to $100,000. The sale of cocaine is either a Class C, D, E, F, or G offense depending on the amount you are caught with.
- Cocaine possession within 1,000 feet of a school or other protected buildings: mandatory 3 year sentence without parole
Penalties for Cocaine Possession with Drug Paraphernalia or Cocaine Possession with a Firearm
|1-5 Grams of Cocaine (8-Ball + Teener)||Class F Felony||max. $25,000 fine and/or a 12 year, 6 month prison term|
|5-15 Grams of Cocaine (Half Ounce)||Class E Felony||max. $50,000 fine and/or 15 years imprisonment|
|15-40 Grams of Cocaine (Ounce & a Quarter)||Class D Felony||max. $100,000 fine and/or 25-year prison term|
|40+ Grams of Cocaine (Ounce & a Half)||Class C Felony||max. $100,000 fine and/or 40 years in prison|
In Wisconsin, possession of cocaine paraphernalia can include anything from pipes to smoke crack cocaine to razor blades used to cut cocaine powder.
If you or someone you know is being charged with cocaine possession with drug paraphernalia, the penalties include:
- Maximum 30 days in jail
- And/or fines up to $500
If you were arrested for cocaine possession with a firearm, prison time and fines may significantly increase. As one of the best Wisconsin drug attorneys in Sun Praire, Fitchburg, Middleton and throughout Dane County, Grieve Law LLC has the knowledge and experience necessary to defend your case.
Cocaine Possession in Madison Comes with Serious Consequences
If you’ve been charged with cocaine possession in Oregon, Verona or a surrounding community, the consequences can be severe. Wisconsin classifies cocaine as a Schedule II Controlled Substance. The Wisconsin Controlled Substances Act deems cocaine as having an increased potential for abuse that leads to psychological or physical dependence on the drug.
Penalties for possession of cocaine in Wisconsin include:
- Prison time
- Loss of property
- Mandatory drug treatment
Drug possession is a serious crime that can put you behind bars for months or even years. It’s important to hire qualified, competent attorneys who have experience with drug-related offenses in Wisconsin.
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Charged with Cocaine Possession in Madison? Dane Country Trusts Grieve Law Attorneys
If you’ve just been charged with a misdemeanor cocaine possession or a felony cocaine possession in Wisconsin, your next step is contacting Grieve Law.
Grieve Law has award-winning criminal defense attorneys in Madison with experience getting drug charges reduced or dropped. Our attorneys are respected throughout Wisconsin’s legal community and the public for our ability to provide the best defense for each unique case.
Don’t let confusing jargon and the intricacies of the law prevent you from getting the defense your case needs. There isn’t a defense team anywhere that can match Grieve Law’s track record of getting drug charges reduced or dropped. Whether this is your 1st offense cocaine possession or a felony cocaine possession, Tom Grieve creates strategic defenses to help you beat the charges.
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How long does a cocaine possession conviction stay on your record in Madison?
Unfortunately, a conviction of possessing cocaine will remain on your record forever. While there are some ways to potentially clear your record such as expungement or a Governor’s pardon, they are very rare in occurrence. There must be a perfect set of circumstances to qualify to have the conviction removed from your record.
How to beat a cocaine possession charge in Madison
The best defense to any charge starts with a good defense team. Our attorneys work together to pull every case apart to search for the best defense to your charge. Arming yourself with an experienced knowledgeable attorney can make all the different in beating a possible charge. To work up your best defense contact Grieve Law LLC today to speak with an attorney.