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.
Domestic violence in Wisconsin basically boils down to four different types of abuse: physical, sexual, emotional and economic. Physical and sexual abuse are likely the most common forms of domestic violence that are alleged against individuals. Physical abuse refers to any type of physical behavior inflicted violently on another individual, such as hitting, biting and shoving, while sexual abuse refers to sexual behavior or contact that occurs with an individual who did not provide his or her consent.
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.
There is no question that social media has a significant influence on the lives of millions of Americans, including Wisconsin residents. In fact, a study performed by the Pew Research Project found that as of January 2014, 89 percent of Americans between the ages of 18 and 29 years old use social networking sites on a regular basis. Young people can update their status and share pictures with a captive audience from around the world. Law enforcement agencies across the country have found that searching a suspect’s Facebook page may yield crucial information, which may be used in a juvenile crime court case.
The gripping power of drug addiction has the ability to transform lives. Not only do illicit drugs ruin the lives of those who become dependent on their effects, they can also destroy the lives of those who choose to sell the substances to others. It is no surprise that distributing illegal drugs is against the law; however, in Wisconsin, a drug distributer who sells an addict their lethal dose of drugs may find themselves facing drug-related homicide charges.
While some states have enacted legislation to legalize marijuana use for certain medical conditions, other states still consider the drug illegal. Currently, 23 states along with Washington D.C. have legalized the plant for the medical treatment of certain diseases. Earlier this year, Wisconsin and Iowa, along with a small list of other states, approved a bill allowing limited legal marijuana use for small children who suffer from seizures. People who are using cannabis to treat other medical conditions, however, may face drug charges for illegal possession of the drug.