Defending You Against Drug Charges

Consequences for a drug conviction are wide-ranging and long-lasting, affecting student loan status, employment, housing, professional licenses and more. If you are charged with possession or sale of drugs, you owe it to yourself to discuss those charges with an attorney.  You may have a strong defense.

At Welch & Schmeiser Criminal Defense Group, we handle Madison drug charge cases for all controlled substances, including illegal drug possession of prescription pain relievers, marijuana and heroin. Our aggressive defense strategy continues to build our reputation for success in jury trials.

 Convictions Carry Repercussions

Consequences for possession of marijuana depend on if it is your first charge or if you have been charged before. A first-time possession conviction is a misdemeanor but a second charge is a felony. Medicinal cannabis in the form of nonpsychoactive medical CBD oil and cannabis containing no more than .3 THC is legal. Any possession of a harder drug such as heroin is a felony in Wisconsin.

Advocating For Your Rights

If you receive a conviction, we will leverage any opportunity possible to reduce or divert your sentence. We will also advise you of your options in the event the prosecution offers a plea bargain. Even though a plea may give you less jail time, you will still have a criminal conviction that will follow you the rest of your life.

Get Legal Help Today

We take drug cases throughout central and southern Wisconsin. Give Welch & Schmeiser Criminal Defense Group a call today at 608-661-1054 or contact us online to schedule an initial consultation with a criminal defense attorney.