Contact Meyer Van Severn, S.C. about your keeping or maintaining a drug trafficking place case.  (414) 270-0202

Meyer Van Severen, S.C. provides criminal defense to individuals throughout Wisconsin.  If you’re being charged with keeping or maintaining a drug trafficking place, or any other crime, contact us immediately.  We’re familiar with the issues involved in drug cases and want to help you.  Criminal defense counselors Matt Meyer and Ben Van Severen have worked on drug keeping/maintaining cases and want to work on yours.


What is keeping or maintaining a drug trafficking place?

Keeping or maintaining a drug trafficking place is prohibited by section 961.42 of the Wisconsin Statutes.  It’s defined in that section:

“It is unlawful for any person knowingly to keep or maintain any store, shop, warehouse, dwelling, building, vehicle, boat, aircraft or other structure or place, which is resorted to by persons using controlled substances in violation of this chapter for the purpose of using these substances, or which is used for manufacturing, keeping or delivering them in violation of this chapter.”

Certain elements need to be proven before you can be convicted of keeping/maintaining a drug trafficking place.  All of the following elements must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt:

  • The defendant kept or maintained a structure or place;
  • The place was used for manufacturing/keeping/delivering the substance.  The substance is a controlled substance whose manufacture/keeping/delivering is prohibited by law; and
  • The defendant kept or maintained the place knowingly.

How do we defend my case?

Criminal cases are defended in a variety of ways.  Sometimes the defendant doesn’t actually know that place was kept or maintained for drug trafficking.  We’ve worked on cases like this.  Other defenses may be that the place wasn’t actually used for keeping, manufacturing, or delivering the substance.  Finally, perhaps the defendant didn’t actually keep or maintain the place.  There are many defense to crimes.  In order for us to figure out how to defend your case, we must talk about the facts.  Once we’ve gone through everything, our defense lawyers can talk about how to get the results you seek.


Contact Meyer Van Severen, S.C. for drug crime defense

Our criminal defense attorneys only work on criminal cases.  A significant amount of those cases involve drugs.  Hire a criminal defense attorney like Meyer or Van Severen, someone 100% committed to criminal defense and winning your case.  We can be reached 24/7 at (414) 270-0202 today.