Schedule IV Drug Possession Wisconsin's penalties, fines, & jail time?
Many Schedule 4 substances are prescription drugs, including Xanax, Ambient and others. If the charges turn into a conviction, penalties could be up to $10,000, up to 6 years in prison or both.
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Schedule 4 Prescription Drug Possession Carries Heavy Fines & Penalties in Wisconsin
A Schedule 4 Substance in Wisconsin is defined as a substance with “a low potential for abuse and low risk of dependence.” Many Schedule 4 substances are prescription drugs, including:
Getting caught in possession of these drugs without a prescription in Wisconsin is a Class H felony. If you are convicted, you face a fine of up to $10,000 and up to 6 years in prison.
How Wisconsin law views Schedule IV prescription drugs
Wisconsin Statute 961.19 “Schedule IV tests” outlines the characteristics of a Schedule IV drug. Basically, they are drugs with a lot potential for abuse, (compared to other substances) have accepted medical use, and may lead to limited physical or psychological dependence.
If you are facing a schedule 4 possession charge, contact Grieve Law today for a free consultation.
In Wisconsin, how long does a Schedule 4 drug charge stay on your record?
A Wisconsin drug charge that involves a Schedule 4 drug can lead to a $10,000 fine if convicted, plus possible jail time, and even if the charges don't turn into a conviction, the charges could be on your record for life.