If you have been arrested and/or charged with a crime, you have a lot to lose. Many defendants make the mistake of thinking they don’t need an experienced criminal defense attorney because the charges against them are relatively small.
In this digital age, anything can be quickly and easily posted about anyone online. Sometimes online posts done in jest can unfortunately not only harm a person's reputation, but can and result in criminal charges. A Wisconsin man who jokingly posted a Craigslist ad for his neighbor is now facing the punishment - identity theft charges - for what he thought was a humorous idea.
In Milwaukee and elsewhere, drug charges are not taken lightly. Those convicted of drug charges, such as drug possession, could face serious penalties that may impact the lives of the accused and their families. Recently, a Milwaukee man was charged with drug possession after police say they found marijuana in his mouth.
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.
Though they probably never expected to, sometimes families in Wisconsin have to confront the daunting prospect of criminal charges. In some cases, one family member might even accuse another of a crime, but that doesn't mean the whole family isn't affected by the painful ordeal. Moreover, an allegation is something quite different from proof of guilt.
In difficult economic times when unemployment rates are high, people may be tempted to find alternative ways to obtain money, including theft. However, allegations of this nature are not taken lightly by Wisconsin courts. One woman from Mequon, Wisconsin, is experiencing this firsthand after being charged with theft in two counties.