Over the past couple of years, Wisconsin, as well as across the United States, we have seen an alarming increase in the number of synthetic marijuana overdoses. In July of this year, there was a reported 102 overdoses in one county alone. With this problem not going away anytime soon and the number of emergency responses increasing, prosecutors are cracking down on individuals accused of possession and the sale of synthetic marijuana.
In the state of Wisconsin, law currently states,
"If a person possesses or attempts to possess a controlled substance specified in s. 961.14 (4) (tb), or a controlled substance analog of a controlled substance specified in s. 961.14 (4) (tb), the person may be fined not more than $1,000 or imprisoned for not more than 6 months or both upon a first conviction and is guilty of a Class I felony for a 2nd or subsequent offense."
If this is the first time you have been accused of possession of synthetic marijuana, the consequences can be just as serious as if this were a subsequent offense and should not be taken lightly.
Any time you are accused of a crime, the sooner you talk to an attorney the better. Getting a case started to protect your freedom and name requires time. If the state is already building a case against you, you should be working to defend yourself. To arrange your free initial consultation, please contact our law offices online or by telephone at 608-254-9589.
Southworth & Stamman, LLC.