Marijuana is a very popular topic today. News anchors, politicians and just about everyone is all talking about the pros and cons of legalizing pot.

The state of pot

Currently there are 23 states that have legalized marijuana for medical use, while four states plus the District of Columbia have legalized it for recreational use. A total of 16 states have decriminalized pot.

In Wisconsin

In the state of Wisconsin marijuana is still illegal. Sale, possession, use of any kind and growing pot are all not tolerated under present Wisconsin law.

Driving

If you are caught driving under the influence of pot in Wisconsin your sentence will depend on if you have any prior charges of driving under the influence of pot. The timeline of sentences are as follows.

First offense- fine between $150-$300
Second (within 10 years)- fine between $350-$1,100, up to 6 months in jail and at least a year of license suspension.
Third- $600-$2,000, at least 30 days in jail and up to three years of license suspension.
Fourth- $600-$2,000 and up to a year in jail.
Fifth and sixth- $600-$10,000 and up to 6 years in prison.
Seventh, eighth, and ninth- Up to $25,000, between 3 and 10 years in prison
Tenth- Up to $25,000, between 4 and 12 years in prison.

For more information regarding drug charges contact your local Waukesha, Wisconsin, criminal defense attorneys. Huppertz & Powers are ready to fiercely defend anyone in need of criminal defense.

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