The fact that criminal charges are filed does not necessarily mean the accused person is guilty. Sometimes a misunderstanding leads to the need for a criminal defense, but that doesn't stop people -- sometimes even family and friends -- from siding with police.
When individuals are released from jail, their first thoughts are usually where to go and what to do next. Their heads may be spinning with thoughts of their newly found freedom. Unfortunately, old habits die hard, and there are times when people fall into the same behaviors that resulted in jail time in the first place.
The recent arrest of a young man from Greenfield raises some important questions as to whether the drug charges against him will hold up in court. He was charged in Milwaukee County with possession of THC and possession of nitrous oxide with intent to inhale.
Wisconsin police officers often serve warrants to search a person's home. But not every warrant is a valid one. Technicalities are very important if the United States Constitution is to be enforced. Too often, police officers jump to conclusions and execute an invalid search warrant, and if it can be shown in court that a warrant was invalid, the criminal charges against an individual can be dismissed.
Wisconsin law enforcement agencies have lately been cracking down on alleged drug crimes. And while there are many types of drug charges, possession with intent to sell can be one of the more serious. Indeed, a conviction of this type of drug charge can lead to substantial jail time.On Dec. 15, police executed a "no-knock" search warrant in Wisconsin. Two men were subsequently arrested as a result of the search. According to police, the men were ages 21 and 25 and were arrested at an apartment about 3:30 in the afternoon. Police claim that they detected the odor of burnt marijuana, and a search of the residence allegedly produced about one quarter of a pound of marijuana, along with cash and various types of drug paraphernalia. Police also claim the alleged marijuana was in baggies commonly used in drug distribution.
Generally speaking, Wisconsin parents do not want drugs in the schools their children attend. But parents also realize that children make mistakes. When these mistakes include drug possession, or possession with intent to sell, parents are understandably concerned about what will happen to their kids. Some Wisconsin parents may have these issues in mind after three students were allegedly caught with marijuana at a local high school.
When a report of a Wisconsin arrest on drug-related offenses is publicized, it often sounds ominous, and certainly drug charges are serious business. But initial media reports of drug trafficking and other allegations are usually not much more than summaries of police representations, and it is typical that the authorities want to make their report as compelling as possible. But sometimes the individuals charged get lost in the shuffle. In the rush to persuade a court that an arrest was warranted, police sometimes overstate charges. For instance, a police report might make an amount of marijuana sound more substantial by recording the amount in grams rather than in ounces, which seems to be the case in one instance where about one ounce of marijuana was purportedly confiscated and recorded as 25.9 grams.
A Wisconsin resident is facing a variety of drug-related charges after being arrested as part of what was said to be a month-long investigation into claimed illegal drug distribution in Janesville's Fourth Ward District.
Two Wisconsin men were pulled over on Interstate 35 for a traffic violation which led to an arrest for drug possession. After they were pulled over and searched, the police department seized drugs and money, according to a news release. Authorities claim they found roughly two and a half pounds of medical-grade marijuana. It is not clear why police started the search or whether they had probable cause.