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Levine Law’s Drug Crimes Knowledge Base provides resources, legal information, and news stories pertaining to individuals who have been accused of, are facing charges for, or have been affected by possession, manufacturing, or distribution of illegal drugs. The Knowledge Base contains narratives for both prosecution and defense.

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Protect Your Rights When Charged with Drug Crimes in Wisconsin
Any number of situations or issues in life can have immediate and long-lasting impacts on your personal or professional reputation in Wisconsin…

Possible Outcomes for Marijuana Possession Cases in Wisconsin
The public debate over marijuana possession shows that many people across the country have relaxed their views concerning recreational marijuana…

Facing Drug Crimes Charges Related to Prescription Drugs?
Just because Wisconsin prosecutors charge someone with a crime does not necessarily mean that a person is destined to spend time in prison…

What Is Possession with Intent to Distribute?
While many states and regions may support some forms of drug legalization, drug charges are still a very serious matter that results in hefty fines, privilege restrictions and lengthy jail time sentences…

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New Articles Involving Those Arrested for Drug Crimes in Wisconsin

Levine Law’s collection of articles compiles prominent news stories pertaining to individuals who have been arrested for drug crimes in the state of Wisconsin. Shot up F-150 Leads Police to Drugs, Milwaukee Rapper Arrested On Jan. 21, police found a stolen F-150 on the side of Vliet Street. There were bullet casings near the vehicle,

News Articles Involving Those Suspected/Accused of Drug Crimes in Wisconsin

Levine Law’s collection of articles compiles prominent news stories pertaining to individuals who have been accused of drug crimes in the state of Wisconsin. Authorities Searching for 2 Accused of Drug Crimes Police say they suspect that two people for whom they are searching are on the run somewhere in Wisconsin. Seven people total were

New Articles Involving Decongestants Drug Crimes in Wisconsin

Levine Law’s collection of news articles compiles stories pertaining to the misuse and possession of decongestants as a drug in the state of Wisconsin.   Decongestant Purchases in Wisconsin Led to Arrest for Drug Crimes Wisconsin residents should know that they may risk being arrested if they purchase specific types amount of over-the-counter decongestant medications

New Articles Involving Opioid Drug Crimes in Wisconsin

Levine Law’s collection of news articles compiles stories pertaining to the use and possession of opioid drugs in the state of Wisconsin. Police: Man Calls 911 to Help Recover Stolen Heroin News reports and especially social media seem to love to report stories involving strange antics related to alleged criminal activity. The idea of a

New Articles Involving Narcotics Drug Crimes in Wisconsin

Levine Law’s collection of news articles compiles stories pertaining to the use and possession of narcotics in the state of Wisconsin.   Narcotics Officers Search Wisconsin Home, Suspect Drug Crimes A sheriff’s department in Wisconsin recently got a call requesting police assistance at a particular residence. Authorities say they were told some type of altercation

Violent Crimes: Wisconsin Often Rules Drug Overdoses as Homicide

There is no question that much of Wisconsin and most other states throughout the country are experiencing a serious opioid crisis. However, that does not necessarily mean that every person charged with violent crimes such as drug-related homicide is guilty. There appears to be a rising trend in this state and others where illegal drug

False Accusations Happen with Prescription Drug Crimes

Drug crimes can land you in hot water with the law. Whether you’re simply possessing a prescription that was not for you, or you’re facing trouble because of transporting drugs across state lines, you need to do all you can to protect your interests. If you possess a prescription drug that you don’t have a prescription for,

Police Chief Makes Comments about Suspected Drug Crimes

Just because someone has a criminal record in Wisconsin does not mean he or she is automatically guilty if police suspect other wrongdoing. Especially in cases of a home search, in most situations, police must obtain a valid search warrant and must also have probable cause to make an arrest. After a man was arrested on suspicion

Heroin Crimes Are Harshly Prosecuted in Wisconsin

Wisconsin has an opioid problem. The state’s death rate from this category of drugs is 16.9 deaths per 100,000 people. This rate is higher than the national death rate of 14.6 deaths per 100,000 people. These deaths come from drugs like heroin, as well as synthetic opioids like Fentanyl. In the five-year period from 2012 to 2017,

Methamphetamine: People Need Help, Not Prison Sentences

Methamphetamine is a stimulant drug. It’s highly addictive, which is why it’s still so prominent on the streets today. It goes by many names including crystal, meth, chalk, up, speed and shards. Regardless of the name that’s used, the drug is equally dangerous. Methamphetamine is taken by mouth, snorted or injected. It can be dissolved

Heroin: A Cheap Alternative to Prescription Pain Medications

Heroin is an opiate that has become a major problem throughout America. For many years, medical providers issued opioid medications to patients in pain. These people often became addicted to their medications. Up until recently, they may have been able to get the medications needed to curb their cravings for opioid drugs, but with the

Protect Your Rights When Charged with Drug Crimes in Wisconsin

Any number of situations or issues in life can have immediate and long-lasting impacts on your personal or professional reputation in Wisconsin. Especially if such issues include being accused of drug crimes, even if the ultimate outcome of the situation lies in your favor, you may encounter serious challenges trying to restore your good name

Wisconsin Victims Demonstrate the Dangers of Dog Bites

Most residents thought that dog bites can only be hazardous to their health if the canine pushes their teeth deep into their skin or gives them receive multiple cuts, scratches and bites all at once. However, many are reconsidering after two Wisconsin citizens made national news for catching a potentially dangerous disease from a small nibble or

Possible Outcomes for Marijuana Possession Cases in Wisconsin

The public debate over marijuana possession shows that many people across the country have relaxed their views concerning recreational marijuana. Some states have legalized marijuana for recreational purposes. Wisconsin lawmakers have not directly legalized pot for recreational use, but, the issue is slated for the ballot in November for Milwaukee County. A referendum has been proposed to

What Search and Seizure Rights Have to Do with Drug Crimes

In Wisconsin and all other states, a person accused of a crime is guaranteed the right to an attorney and the right to present a criminal defense. Facing charges for drug crimes is no small matter, as prosecutors are often quite aggressive in their efforts to secure convictions. If a defendant clearly understands his or

Drug Charges May Easily Cost You Your Job

A recent study found that many workplaces see increasing rates of drug use by employees. This is after years of prevention efforts intended to removed drug use from professional environments. While some employers see this as an expected result of changing attitudes about some drugs at the national level, e.g., marijuana, other employers may increase

Facing Drug Crimes Charges Related to Prescription Drugs?

Just because Wisconsin prosecutors charge someone with a crime does not necessarily mean that a person is destined to spend time in prison. Not all drug crimes charges lead to convictions. In fact, many cases, including some involving charges related to prescription drugs, never even make it to trial. Doctors across the country write prescriptions

Growing Marijuana in Wisconsin Is a Very Serious Offense

For those who have a need or desire for marijuana, growing the plant themselves may seem like the best option for the situation. Not buying it means avoiding the dangerous unregulated market and keeps potential profits out of the hands of drug cartels, gangs and other criminal elements. It also means the person growing it

Focus on Opiate Addiction Means Those Who Sell Pills Have a Lot to Risk

For many years, the thriving secondary market for prescription pills across the country was an open secret. Many people knew or understood that some prescription medication ended up sold and used in illegal manners, but few people concerned themselves with this issue. In the last few years, however, a steep increase in the number of

What Is Possession with Intent to Distribute?

While many states and regions may support some forms of drug legalization, drug charges are still a very serious matter that results in hefty fines, privilege restrictions and lengthy jail time sentences. Depending on the nature of the charges, an individual accused of a drug crime may face life-altering consequences from a conviction. It is

You Can Keep Fighting Drug Charges Even in the Courtroom

Despite the fact that Wisconsin maintains legal exceptions for medical marijuana, the laws here are still firmly against buying, cultivating, selling and consuming the drug without special permission. While some states may take a more aggressive approach to prosecuting drug crimes, drug charges remain a serious issue for thousands of individuals throughout the country each

Don’t Mistake Wisconsin as a Marijuana-Friendly State

Many people are anxiously awaiting new additions to the list of states that are decriminalizing marijuana. Wisconsin is not one of the states that has done this yet. In fact, this state still has some fairly harsh penalties when it comes to marijuana-related charges. Wisconsin still views marijuana as a Schedule I drug, which is how

Can Drug Charges Affect My Custody Privileges?

Receiving drug possession charges can wreak havoc on your life in many ways, so it is always wise to use every tool you have to fight the charges. Here in Milwaukee, law enforcement takes drug possession very seriously, so even a relatively small charge can still carry heavy, life-altering consequences. No matter what circumstances surrounded

Fight Drug Charges to Protect Your Freedom and Future

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

Police Searches and Dog Sniffs in Drug Crime Investigations

Members of law enforcement have relied on the superior sense of smell that dogs possess to look for evidence of a potential crime. Dogs are frequently seen sitting along the line of people waiting to get checked in at major airports. The animals are likely trained to detect odors related to various forms of contraband,

Should My Child Fight Drug Charges? Yes

There is nothing you wouldn’t do to give your children the best chance they can have at a good life or ideal opportunities. But what about tough love? If your children face drug charges, is it fair to let them suffer the consequences? Of course, all parents must establish their own child-rearing policies – but

Understanding Wisconsin’s Drug Possession Laws — II

In a previous post, we began discussing how drug possession charges can prove to be incredibly stressful for people from all walks of life given the possibility that a conviction could result in everything from incarceration and fines to a criminal record and tarnished reputation. Recognizing this, we began exploring more about Wisconsin’s drug possession

Understanding What the Law Has to Say about Slip, Trip, and Fall Accidents

When you visit a friend living at an apartment complex, attend a social gathering for work or travel to the local shopping center to pick up a few items, the last thing you anticipate is suffering some manner of serious injury in a particularly nasty spill. That’s because we take it for granted that the

Social Media and Weapons Charges

Broadcasting illegal activity is nothing new, but with social media’s prevalence the desire for virtual fame continues to inspire ill-advised behavior. The mannequin challenge is an internet phenomenon where amateurs create a video of actors staging a scene of still-as-mannequin participants: an enhanced scene of living statues. In Huntsville, AL, one such scene inspired a

Understanding Wisconsin’s Drug Possession Laws

It doesn’t matter whether you are a college student found with a hallucinogenic in your backpack or a stockbroker found with pain pills prescribed for someone else in your briefcase, the act of being placed under arrest for drug possession will always be incredibly distressing. That’s because you not only worry about a conviction resulting