These days, it is more important than ever to use every tool at your disposal to protect your rights. Here in Milwaukee and throughout the country, law enforcement do not always use the most ethical or reasonable methods when arresting and charging individuals with crimes, especially when it comes to drug charges.
If you recently received drug charges, you need to do everything you can to fight them. If you know others who also received drug charges and possibly even convictions, then you know that the punishments rarely fit the crime — if there was a crime at all.
As the public opinion on many kinds of recreational and medical drug use continues to shift, the federal position on drugs is still harshly overreaching. Drug convictions carry the harshest average sentences of any non-violent crime, and often unfairly target poor neighborhoods, and often, by extension, people of color.
If you feel that the system is unfair and that you don’t stand a chance, you need to speak with an experienced attorney who understands the Milwaukee criminal justice system. Far too many young men and women throw their futures away because they simply don’t know how to fight for their rights.
A strong defense fights for you in many ways
An experienced attorney understands how to examine the details of your arrest and identify weaknesses that may prove useful in your favor. In general, this breaks down into identifying ways that your arrest violated your rights and ways that the prosecution follows or does not follow proper procedures.
Even in the most complex drug cases, beyond simple possession, you still have rights. If your arresting officer violated your rights during the arrest through improper action, your attorney may find ways to use this violation as leverage against the prosecution.
There are many procedural guidelines that law enforcement must theoretically follow, but one needs only to look at the news to see examples of law enforcement straying from proper procedure.
Furthermore, even if your arrest occurred by the book, the prosecution still must make the case against you. Often, the evidence appears airtight, but is not. One useful way to test the security of the evidence is to demand that a laboratory properly test it.
This technique places a burden on the prosecution to produce the evidence itself and to prove that it matches the charges. Especially in cases of drug charges involving powders or pills, a laboratory test can help prove that the charges are not accurate.
Not only that, but if police did not properly archive the evidence and cannot produce it, your attorney can use this as leverage in your favor.
Begin fighting for your freedom today
Every single moment that you wait to begin fighting these charges is simply more time that the state has to build the case against you. If you care about your future and your freedom, you should not hesitate to reach out to an experienced attorney immediately.
With proper guidance from an experienced, passionate attorney, you can ensure that your rights remain secure as you fight for justice.
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Have you been affected by drug crimes? Contact Levine Law.