In Wisconsin, charges of driving under the influence or while drug-impaired driving requires experienced criminal defense lawyers, as even simple possession of marijuana can land you in jail.

Nathan J. Dineen is a criminal defense attorney with experience handling drug charges. As a skilled attorney, he is dedicated to fighting for his clients and will work tirelessly to get you the best possible outcome in your case.

Marijuana possession

Possession of marijuana, even for medical purposes, is considered a crime in Wisconsin. First-time offenders charged with marijuana possession in Wisconsin face a maximum of $1,000 in fines and up to six months in prison.

Possession with intent to distribute marijuana increases the penalties anywhere from $10,000-$50,000 and 3.5 -15 years of jail time depending on the weight in your possession, as well as if this is your first offense or a subsequent offense.

Nathan J. Dineen, Attorney at Law can defend against charges of marijuana possession through some of the following strategies:

Reasonable suspicion

We may utilize evidence of a law enforcement officer’s unlawful arrest to defend against marijuana charges. To be arrested for violating a traffic law, for instance, the police officer must have probable cause at the time of the arrest.

Misconduct involving a search or seizure

In cases when marijuana is discovered during a warrantless search of a defendant’s car or residence, the judge may overrule the evidence. Our expertise and familiarity with Wisconsin law allows us to help the court reach decisions per the law.

If we can show that the police conducted an illegal search and seizure, the charges against the defendant will likely be withdrawn.

Punishment for possession of cocaine

Expect severe penalties with charges of possession of cocaine or intent to distribute cocaine. Under the Wisconsin Controlled Substances Act, cocaine is classified as a Schedule II controlled drug.

According to Wisconsin law, the severity of the fines and charges is proportional to the likelihood that such a narcotic may develop psychological and physiological dependency.

First-time cocaine possession convictions carry mandatory minimum jail terms of one year, fines of up to $5,000, loss of driving privileges, and sometimes even more severe penalties. Repeat offenders face steeper penalties, and the blot on their record lasts forever.

Cocaine possession charges and our procedures

Cocaine possession victims should move quickly and wisely by contacting Nathan J. Dineen, Attorney at Law. Retaining a criminal defense lawyer can help lessen the consequences of a cocaine arrest. Whether this is your first time being caught with cocaine or you’re facing serious felony charges, our legal team can help.

Heroin possession in wisconsin

Possession of heroin is a class one felony punishable by up to three and a half years in jail and a fine of up to $10,000. Possession with the intent to distribute carries much more severe penalties including up to 40 years in prison and fines up to $100,000.

Heroin possession and distribution charges are felony offenses in Wisconsin. You need the expertise of an experienced criminal defense attorney in Wisconsin to best defend against heroin allegations. Contact Nathan J Dineen today.

Things to keep in mind

Ownership is not related to possession

When drugs are discovered on private land in Wisconsin, authorities may arrest the property owner regardless of who owns the drugs. Because it is simpler to prosecute the individual found with drugs than the actual owner, claiming that the drugs belong to someone else will not automatically result in the charges being withdrawn.

Permit to drive will be suspended

Every drug crime conviction in Wisconsin results in a license suspension of up to five years. The ruling depends on the presiding judge in the case. It’s difficult to get respectable employment after losing your driving privileges. Our legal team gathers missing evidence that helps to loosen the rules.

Even for first-time offenders, Jail time May Add Up

People who have never been arrested for drugs before have the mistaken impression that their case will be straightforward. Our drug law attorney may assist in avoiding or reducing harsh consequences under current legislation. Remember that the police may overstate or minimize the accusations in exchange for information or leniency, which can complicate the case further.

With years of experience and a deep understanding of the law, Mr. Dineen is well-equipped to handle even the most complex drug possession cases, even if you have been charged with a prescription medication dui. He takes a personalized approach to each case and will work closely with his clients to develop a tailored legal strategy that is designed to achieve the best possible result.

If you have been charged with drug possession, you can trust us at to provide you with the aggressive and effective representation you need to protect your rights and your future. Call to schedule your free initial consultation.