Federal Drug Abuse Prevent & Control Act In 1970, the federal government passed the Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act, which codified federal drug law into a uniform system. The Act classifies drugs into five categories listing them in schedules and establishes regulatory requirements and penalties for the misuse of the drugs on each schedule. The Act also allows the United States Attorney General to add drugs to the schedules as necessary. Federal Drug Schedules Wisconsin's drug laws mirror the federal act, but the penalties differ; some are less harsh and more flexible under the state's sentencing schemes than under the federal sentencing guidelines; others are more severe. A conviction of simple possession, for example may receive a sentence under state law of drug treatment rather than jail time, and probation may be available to first-time offenders for even the more serious crimes. The most severe legal restrictions and penalties involve Schedule I and II drugs as set forth in the federal law. (Click here to review the schedules). Federal Courts Federal courts operate differently than state courts and require different procedures. Federal criminal defense attorneys who are already admitted to the Western District or Eastern District courts (the two main federal courts where federal criminal cases are tried in the state of Wisconsin) know those rules of conduct and procedure, when to file motions, how to prepare information for a federal judge, and how to try federal cases. Because of those very strict procedural rules, most criminal defense attorneys in the state of Wisconsin cannot or will not try cases in federal court. Free but professional "first-impression" analysis If you are under investigation or have been arrested for any crime, or if you have already been convicted of a crime and believe your conviction to be wrong or your sentence too harsh, please call (608) 350-1004 or email the Attorneys at Tracey Wood & Associates right away. An Attorney at Tracey Wood & Associates will provide you with a brief but professional free "first-impression" analysis of your appeal based on the facts that you are able to convey. You can also submit your case online or email the attorneys.
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