Frequently Asked Questions About Wisconsin Drug Charges

If you are facing drug charges in the state of Wisconsin, you will likely have questions. Here are the answers to some questions frequently asked by clients of Kohn Smith Roth.

What Is The Statute Of Limitations For Drug Charges In Wisconsin?

The statute of limitations on drug charges depends on whether those charges are classed as misdemeanors or felonies. Generally, misdemeanor charges have a three-year limit for filing and felonies have a six-year limit.

Is Medical Marijuana Legal In Wisconsin?

While marijuana laws are discussed in the state legislature periodically, currently only very specific uses of medical marijuana are legal in Wisconsin. The state’s statute only allows cannabidiol in a form without a psychoactive effect, and it is only allowed for treatment of seizure disorders like epilepsy.

Can I Be Evicted If I Have A Prescription For Medical Marijuana?

You could be, and it depends on what your landlord decides to allow on their property. Like for bans on smoking cigarettes, you could be evicted for a breach of the lease agreement even if you are legally allowed to use medical marijuana.

It is important to check the wording of your lease agreement if you will be using medical marijuana in your home. Clauses prohibiting drug use on the property could be used as grounds to evict you, and those clauses aren’t necessarily updated when the law changes.

If I’m Charged With A Misdemeanor, How Harmful Would A Guilty Plea Be?

While the penalties of a misdemeanor are less severe than those of felony, they can still have a long-term impact on your life. Having even a misdemeanor drug charge appear on your background check might affect your career, schooling and housing options. Moreover, while your first offense might be a misdemeanor, you may face harsher penalties if you are charged with a second drug crime.

Answering Your Questions When You Face Drug Charges

If you are facing drug charges and have other questions, we would be happy to talk with you about the specifics of your case. Tell us more about your case through our online intake form or call us at 414-698-2600 to arrange a no-cost consultation.