Drug Crimes Over 40+ Years of Unmatched Experience

Milwaukee Drug Crime Lawyer

40+ Years of DRug Crime Defense Experience

The government’s “war on drugs” is bad news for those accused of committing a drug crime. In their attempts to “clean up” Milwaukee, law enforcement officials are often overzealous in making arrests for alleged drug offenses.

If you have been charged with a drug crime, you need a skilled legal advocate who can represent your side of the story to a judge. Otherwise, you are at risk of severe consequences that could impact you for the rest of your life. Attorney Schiro, Milwaukee drug crime lawyer, has over four decades of experience obtaining successful verdicts on behalf of our clients.

To speak with a criminal defense attorney in Milwaukee who truly cares about you and your case, call (414) 404-5033 or contact online now. Free consultation!


Under Wisconsin law, controlled substances are divided into five different schedules, or categories. The classification of each substance is determined by its potential for abuse, the likelihood that the abuse will result in psychological or physical dependence, and whether or not there is an accepted medical usage for the substance.

  • Schedule I (no accepted medical use) and Schedule II (currently accepted medical use) - substances are considered the most dangerous drugs because of their high potential for abuse. This includes drugs like LSD, PCP, THC, cocaine, morphine, opium, and codeine.
  • Schedule III, IV, and V drugs - have less potential for abuse, an accepted medical usage, and low moderate to limited risks of psychological or physical dependence.

WHAT ARE THE PENALTIES FOR Drug Crimes in Wisconsin?

Drug crimes can be prosecuted at the state or federal level and can be charged as a misdemeanors or felonies. The punishments for drug convictions can depend on the nature of the crime, the type and amount of the illegal substance involved and whether the incident included a minor.

Typical penalties for a drug conviction can include:

  • Prison time
  • A large fine
  • Probation
  • Community service
  • Mandatory drug counseling
  • A suspended or revoked driver's license

All those who are convicted of a drug crime will also incur a criminal record, which could impact them for the rest of their life.

Laws Concerning Controlled Substances in Milwaukee

In Wisconsin, the law prohibits most individuals from manufacturing, distributing, delivering, dispensing, possessing, or using controlled substances. However, there are some exceptions to these rules.

Exemptions can apply for:

  • Medical practitioners
  • Persons who registered under federal law
  • Common or contract carriers or warehouse keepers
  • Persons who have a valid prescription for the substance
  • Persons authorized to use the substance in research or instruction
  • Persons who are otherwise authorized to possess the substances under federal law

Unless you fall under one of the above categories, you could be in danger of being convicted for participating in any of the activities mentioned earlier (i.e., possessing, distributing, etc.) involving a controlled substance.

Why Choose Schiro Criminal Defense

Schiro Criminal Defense is here to guide you through this challenging time. When you turn your case over to us, we can begin working to gather evidence to cast doubt on the prosecution’s case against you.

In some cases, Attorney Schiro can even get evidence dismissed because of the unlawful way it was obtained. There is a range of potential defenses that could keep you out of jail and get you back to normal life.

Call (414) 404-5033 or contact us online now to schedule your free phone consultation with our Milwaukee drug crime attorney and find out which defense tactic is right for you.

Strong Success Rate

Take a Look at Real Case Outcomes
  • Assault & Battery Not Guilty
  • Client Avoids Serious Sex Charges Dismissed
  • Drunk Driving Acquittal Not Guilty
  • Ozaukee County v. H.A. Not Guilty
  • State of Wisconsin v. C.B. Dismissed
  • State of Wisconsin v. D.N. Milwaukee County Not Guilty
  • State v. A.A. Dismissed
  • State v. A.A. (2018) Milwaukee County Case Dismissed
  • State v. A.B. Dismissed
  • State v. A.E. Milwaukee County Dismissed

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