Possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance cases are hard to swallow. If you’re caught in the wrong area, with the wrong amount of currency in your possession, with any amount of drugs, you could be accused of committing this crime. Circumstantial evidence is commonly relied on when charging possession with intent to manufacture, distribute, or deliver cases. At Meyer Van Severen, S.C. we focus our entire practice on criminal defense. If you’re looking for an attorney who specializes in criminal cases, contact us immediately. Criminal defense Meyer or Van Severen will schedule a time for a consultation to discuss your case.
Criminal intent is defined by section 939.23 of the Wisconsin Statutes:
“With intent to” or “with intent that” means that the actor either has a purpose to do the thing or cause the result specified, or is aware that his or her conduct is practically certain to cause that result.
Manufacture also has a specific legal definition. Section 961.01(13) indicates:
“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.
Distribute is described in section 961.01(9) of the Wisconsin Statues:
“Distribute” means to deliver other than by administering or dispensing a controlled substance or controlled substance analog.
Deliver https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/statutes/statutes/961/I/01/6 is described in section 961.01(6) of the Wisconsin Statutes:
“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.
So what are the penalties for specific substances?
Our criminal defense lawyers defend all possession with intent cases. Our attorneys in this article discussed marijuana, cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine because they’re most commonly charged.
Possession with intent to manufacture, distribute, or deliver is an automatic felony. Felonies carry with them potential prison sentences. It’s important that you hire a criminal defense attorney to defend all cases, but especially felony cases. To discuss your drug case with a skilled Milwaukee criminal defense attorney, contact Meyer Van Severen, S.C. at (414) 270-0202 immediately.