If you’re being accused of manufacturing, distributing, or delivering a controlled substance you should have a criminal defense attorney on your side. At Van Severen Law Office we focus 100% of our resources on criminal defense. If you come to us for assistance with your case, we guarantee that you’re in good hands. Manufacturing, distributing, or delivery penalties are broken down by the substance involved. We’ve broken down the penalties and the crimes by the substance involved. But first, what do the terms manufacture, distribution, and delivery mean? They’re defined in section 961.01 of the Wisconsin Statutes.
Wis. Stat. sec. 961.01(13): “Manufacture” means the production, preparation, propagation, compounding, conversion or processing of, or to produce, prepare, propagate, compound, convert or process, a controlled substance or controlled substance analog, directly or indirectly, by extraction from substances of natural origin, chemical synthesis or a combination of extraction and chemical synthesis, including to package or repackage or the packaging or repackaging of the substance, or to label or to relabel or the labeling or relabeling of its container. “Manufacture” does not mean to prepare, compound, package, repackage, label or relabel or the preparation, compounding, packaging, repackaging, labeling or relabeling of a controlled substance.
Wis. Stat. sec. 961.01(9): “Distribute” means to deliver other than by administering or dispensing a controlled substance or controlled substance analog.
Wis. Stat. sec. 961.01(6): “Deliver” or “delivery”, unless the context otherwise requires, means the actual, constructive or attempted transfer from one person to another of a controlled substance or controlled substance analog, whether or not there is any agency relationship.
Manufacturing, distributing, or delivering marijuana is prohibited by section 961.41(1)(h) of the Wisconsin Statutes. Penalties are:
Manufacturing, distributing, or delivering cocaine is prohibited by section 961.41(1)(cm) of the Wisconsin Statutes. Penalties are:
Manufacturing, distributing, or delivering heroin is prohibited by section 961.41(1)(d) of the Wisconsin Statutes. Penalties are:
Manufacturing, distributing, or delivering meth is prohibited in section 961.41(1)(e) of the Wisconsin Statutes. Penalties are:
Drug cases involving manufacturing, distributing, or delivering controlled substances are proven in a variety of ways. Because of that, each case needs to be approached in a specific way. If your case is involving confidential informants, we may be able to attack the credibility of that CI. Is the CI being paid? Is the CI getting reduced charges because of your case? Does the CI simply not like you from previous interactions? All of these things could be important to your defense.
What was the role of law enforcement? Were you interrogated? These two questions are important to determine whether we have any constitutional challenges. Police must follow certain rules, otherwise there’s the potential that evidence used against you can be thrown out and not used at trial.
At your initial consultation we will begin to figure out the defense in your case. One of our skilled criminal defense attorneys will discuss your case, possible motion issues, and your representation goals at the initial consultation.
Our criminal defense law firm focuses 100% of its resources on defending individuals accused of committing crimes. A significant portion of our practice is focused on drug crimes. We’re aware of the specific issues typically involved in these cases. Our defense lawyers have defended them before. Don’t hire some divorce attorney to defend you. Hire someone who works on criminal issues every single day. Contact Van Severen Law Office at (414) 270-0202 to discuss your drug case.