Heroin Defense

Do You Need a Racine Heroin Defense Lawyer?

Are you accused of a crime involving heroin? If convicted, you face significant penalties, including prison. A heroin conviction can dog you for the rest of your life, interfering with your ability to get a job and earn a living. But there are alternatives, and the experienced Racine heroin defense lawyer Patrick Cafferty will help you explore them.

Heroin use has surged in recent years in Wisconsin, as it has in other states. Increasingly, policy makers and the public are recognizing that heroin is highly addictive and that people of all ages and backgrounds can develop dependence. As a result, the state offers programs that provide treatment alternatives and diversion for heroin users who commit crimes. But the criminal justice system treats heroin dealing and trafficking seriously and metes out swift punishment for violating probation or parole.

Choosing the right criminal attorney is critically important for your case. At Cafferty & Scheidegger, we are ready to evaluate the circumstances of the charge against you and help you understand your options.The quality of your lawyer can affect what happens to you in the criminal justice system. Don’t take chances – call upon a true legal professional to be on your side.

Penalties for Heroin Crimes in Wisconsin

A new law in Wisconsin grants immunity from prosecution for drug users who seek help for someone who has suffered an overdose. Otherwise, heroin offenses in the state continue to carry heavy penalties.

All heroin crimes are felonies, including possession of a small amount. Possession of heroin can lead to a Class I felony charge, carrying a sentence of 3½ years and fines up to $10,000.

The punishment grows in severity for manufacture, distribution or delivery of heroin, depending on the amount involved:

  • 3 grams or less is a Class F felony, punishable by up to 12 years in prison and $25,000 in fines.
  • 3 – 10 grams, Class E felony, up to 15 years in prison and $50,000 in fines.
  • 10 – 50 grams, class D felony, up to 25 years in prison and $100,000 in fines.
  • More than 50 grams, class C felony, up to 40 years in prison and $100,000 in fines.

Don’t Take Chances with Your Freedom

Drug addiction is a disease. The state provides alternatives to incarceration that may be available to you.

But no matter what criminal accusation you face, you are always innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Do not think that you have to simply give up and plead guilty. You have many rights under the law and you need a lawyer who will make sure they are protected.

Take advantage of a free case evaluation so that you can get to know us and learn how we can help you. Call today if are facing a charge and need to speak with a Racine heroin defense lawyer. We are ready to go to work for you.

Why Choose Cafferty


Free Consultation

From our offices in Racine and Kenosha Wisconsin, the criminal defense lawyers at Cafferty & Scheidegger defend the rights of people charged with state and federal criminal offenses throughout Southeastern Wisconsin (Racine, Kenosha, Walworth). If you or a loved one is charged with a crime, contact us today to arrange a free initial consultation with an experienced Racine federal criminal defense attorney right away. For urgent matters, you are welcome to call or text us 24 hours a day at ‪(262) 632-5000.


We Defend You

The attorneys at Cafferty & Scheidegger have excellent knowledge of the state and federal court system throughout Southeastern Wisconsin. They are aggressive trial lawyers that are recognized for integrity and hard work. Our law firm’s strength lies in our exceptional pre-trial investigation and case preparation. We come to the prosecutor’s office prepared with the facts and ready to help you get the best possible outcome for your charges. Our priority is always to keep you out of jail and avoid a conviction on your record, whenever possible.

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Proven Experience

The dedication of the team at Cafferty & Scheidegger to client service and their record of success has earned them listings as Wisconsin Super Lawyer® from 2008 through 2022. In addition, their reputation for high standards has earned them an AV Distinguished rating by Martindale-Hubbell. Cafferty & Scheidegger is backed by more than 28 years of trial skills and courtroom experience.

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