Heroin Possession Charge Lawyer
Madison office just off the Beltline
The penalty for possessing Heroin in Madison could escalate to a $10,000 fine, 3.5 years in prison or both, while the fine for possessing Heroin with the intent to manufacture or distribute could range $25,000-$100,000 with a potential maximum prison term of 12.5 to 40 years.
Possession of Heroin in Madison
The Penalties for Heroin Possession in Wisconsin
Possession of many drugs in Wisconsin is considered a misdemeanor, but possession of heroin is a Class I felony. This means potential prison time and penalties that only get more severe as charges of intent, delivery, and manufacturing are added to your case. The severity will depend on specific circumstances and the quantity of heroin involved.
Class I felonies have a maximum 3.5 year prison sentence as well as a maximum fine of $10,000. A conviction for selling heroin is a class F felony, which could result in a 12.5 years in prison and a $25,000 fine.
You are only guilty if you are convicted™
Convictions involving heroin carry harsh penalties compared to other Schedule I drugs. The growing war on drugs has focused on heroin addiction and drugs that lead to heroin addiction. This media and cultural awareness put pressure on lawmakers and police to make examples out of cases to deter people from using and selling.
Madison Criminal Defense Attorney
An experienced criminal defense attorney can construct a successful defense to get heroin possession charges reduced or dismissed. Police have to take responsibility for the legality of your stop, search, and statements. If there are issues with any of those things, the case could be reduced or dropped.
Contact a Madison criminal defense attorney to navigate your case through the complicated legal system. Whether you're in Stoughton, Verona, Waunakee, Middleton, Fitchburg, Sun Prairie or anywhere in Dane County, Grieve Law drug lawyers will look into every aspect of your case to create the most successful defense possible.
How long will a heroin charge stay on your record?
A drug conviction will remain on a person’s record forever. If a court, at the time of sentencing, allows expungement, this may allow for the removal of the conviction. However, expunction does not remove the conviction from your record completely. Rather, expunction removes the record of the conviction from public view. Additionally, while rare, a convicted person can petition the governor for a pardon. Other than these exceptions, a criminal conviction will remain with you for your entire life and have lifelong consequences.
How to beat a heroin charge
A good criminal defense attorney will be able to construct a successful defense to get these charges reduced or even dismissed. Police have to take responsibility for the legality of the stop, the search, and statements made by the person arrested. If there are issues with any of those things, the case could be reduced or even dismissed.
Contact a Madison criminal defense attorney to look into those legal issues and create the most successful defense possible. Grieve Law drug attorneys will look deep into your case and be sure to pull out every piece of important information. With years of experience assisting clients in getting their first offense DWI, drug possession and intent to distribute charges dropped or reduced, Grieve Law is your best option.