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At Pitsch Law Offices, LLC, we take drug charges seriously. We know that the penalties are often severe and that you may be very frightened or anxious about your future. We will explain your options and work tirelessly to have the charges reduced or dismissed. Talk to attorney Eric Pitsch in a free initial consultation. Call our office in Appleton at 920-380-0971.

The Wisconsin Controlled Substances Act And Sentencing Guidelines

Under the Wisconsin Controlled Substances Act, drugs are categorized by the potential for abuse, the risk of dependency and whether or not they have a legitimate medical use. These include illicit drugs, prescription drugs and certain combinations of substances.

Listed below are the schedules and examples of how drugs are classified:

  • Schedule I: Drugs with a high potential for abuse and no legitimate medical use. These include heroin, LSD, MDA/MDMA, Ecstasy, GHB, marijuana and synthetic marijuana, commonly known as K-2 or Spice.
  • Schedule II: Drugs with a high potential for abuse, risk of severe psychological or physical dependence and very limited accepted medical use. These include cocaine, methadone, methamphetamine, amphetamines, opium, morphine, oxycodone and PCP.
  • Schedule III: Drugs with a potential for abuse less than Schedule I or II substances. These have a moderate risk of dependency and accepted medical use. These include ketamine, testosterone, anabolic steroids, hydrocodone and narcotics such as morphine or codeine that have been diluted.
  • Schedule IV: Drugs with a low potential for abuse, limited risk of dependency and broad acceptance for medical use. These include clonazepam, sedatives and some tranquilizers.
  • Schedule V: Drugs with the lowest potential for abuse, very limited risk of dependency and broadest acceptance. These include some Schedule II drugs that have been very diluted and are available over the counter.

Drug charges range from an ordinance offense, misdemeanor possession to felony offenses. Schedule I drugs have the harshest penalties under the sentencing guidelines. This is not the only factor that could increase the severity of the offense. The court will also consider other circumstances, including the amount of the drug, evidence of manufacturing or intent to distribute and prior convictions, among other things.

Have Questions About Drug Charges? Get Answers In A Free Initial Consultation.

We encourage you to contact us if you are being investigated for or have been accused of committing a crime involving drugs. Our lawyer will answer your questions personally in a free initial consultation. Call 920-380-0971 or send us an email.