Having handcuffs slapped on your wrists and being led to the backseat of a Wisconsin police car can be a frightening experience. Especially if you have never before been in trouble with the law, your stress levels would undoubtedly soar if an otherwise uneventful day ended with your arrest. Any number of situations might occur to make this a reality; for instance, if you get pulled over in traffic and have an empty prescription drug bottle lying on the floor of your car, you may wind up facing charges for drug crimes, impaired driving or other criminal offenses.
Local officials recently gathered to discuss crime in Wisconsin, in particular, those that occur in Eau Claire. Seeing as data shows a 17 percent increase of drug crimes between 2016 and 2017, residents may be more at risk for legal problems if they find themselves in the wrong places at the wrong times. Since every arrest does not lead to conviction, it is also wise to learn where to seek support if a problem arises to obtain help in building a strong defense to try to preserve one's freedom.
Wisconsin police often run background checks on people before arresting them. Doing so often leads to information regarding warrants for arrest, sometimes in the same state, other times elsewhere. This is what reportedly happened during a recent drug crimes arrest, where several people were taken into custody, one of whom is suspected of murder in another state.
Law enforcement officers are busier on some days than others. For a group of officials in Wisconsin, a recent Monday was especially busy, as officers in Milwaukee executed approximately 20 search warrants and 25 arrest warrants. The situation resulted in at least 17 people being arrested on suspicion of 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 her personal rights regarding search and seizure, the chances of staying out of jail may be increased.
Just because Wisconsin prosecutors charge someone with a crime does not necessarily mean that 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.
Police were inside the home of two people in Wisconsin on a recent Sunday morning. Sundays are often associated with rest and relaxation, church services and other family traditions. However, this particular Sunday was anything but enjoyable for the couple in question, who are now facing charges regarding suspected drug crimes. One can only imagine the sudden shock of unexpectedly finding police officers bursting into one's home.
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 was occurring that may have something to do with illegal drug activities. The department dispatched a patrol car to the scene, which ultimately led authorities to suspect that drug crimes were being committed.
Wisconsin residents should know that they may risk being arrested if they purchase specific types amount of over-the-counter decongestant medications within a certain period of time. Two people, a man and a woman, are now facing charges for suspected drug crimes because of this. Their situation involves purchasing products containing pseudoephedrine in an amount more than 7.5 grams within 30 days.
When staying at a Wisconsin hotel or similar lodging in another state, guests must adhere to all safety regulations associated with the establishment. Sometimes, police are called to an inn or hotel, and sometimes they just decide to show up if they've received information they believe might lead them to make an arrest. The latter is what happened at a hotel in Sparta on a recent Tuesday where police say several drug crimes were committed.