A recent case in Wisconsin involves accusations that a man engaged in criminal activity on several occasions in Dec. 2015. He now faces both weapons possession, illegal sales of weapons and drug charges. Because of the gravity of the charges against him, a conviction could incur severe consequences, including many years in prison.
When Wisconsin residents hear about drug trafficking, they probably think about huge semi-trucks driven by violent criminals. While this can indeed occur, most drug trafficking cases are on a smaller scale. Drug trafficking is one of the most common forms of drug charges that individuals face.
If the police reports are correct, a Wisconsin woman recently demonstrated the overwhelming influence that drug addiction can have on the person's behavior. The 30-year-old woman left her 2-year-old child in her car, entered a Kmart store, climbed into the ceiling crawl space and stole drugs from the pharmacy. Because police had already been alerted to her car in the store parking lot, they apprehended the suspect on her way out of store and filed drug charges against her.
Over the years, there has been a lot of talk regarding the use and possession of marijuana. Some states have moved to legalize marijuana, while others have decriminalized it. Some states still continue to prosecute all marijuana possession and related drug charges, including Wisconsin.
For Wisconsin residents who watch the news, there isn't often a day that goes by when an individual is not accused of drug crimes. Recently, two individuals -- one male and one female -- have been arrested and accused for their alleged involvement in a methamphetamine lab. They are both now facing serious drug charges.
Regardless of the type of or amount of drug involved, drug charges are serious offenses, here in Wisconsin and across the country. If a person is convicted of a drug-related offense, there is the possibility of a very lengthy jail sentence as well as a mark on one's permanent criminal record. While the consequences for conviction can be harsh, it doesn't mean that there isn't a chance to dispute these drug charges and maintain one's freedom. This is something that two individuals recently charged with drug offenses in separate incidents are likely considering as they each prepare for upcoming court proceedings.
The laws surrounding marijuana vary from state to state, especially now that some states have authorized the use of medicinal marijuana. Illegal use of the drug can result in prison time, hefty fines and a mark on one's criminal record. Therefore, it is important to take any form of drug charges very seriously and ensure one's rights are protected moving forward. This is something one man will likely want to keep in mind.
Many Wisconsin residents are aware of the fact that criminal charges are often the result of using, selling or possessing illegal drugs. However, many individuals may not realize just how serious these drug charges and their potential consequences really are. The severity of the penalty for a conviction varies depending on the type of drug one has, the amount of drug one has in his or her possession and other factors, such as whether one appears to have the intention to distribute the drug.
Police don’t have the right to pull over any car they want. In order for police to pull over a vehicle, the officer must have probable cause to believe that the driver has committed a traffic violation or a reasonable suspicion that the driver has committed a crime.
Drug crimes in Wisconsin do not always have to involve illegal substances such as cocaine, heroin, marijuana or methamphetamines. Inappropriate actions related to prescription medications can also result in criminal charges against those involved. This can happen in the most innocent of cases at times such as when a person is in pain and has a friend with some leftover pain medication. If the latter person sells even so much as one pain pill to the in-need friend, drug charges can ensue.