In cases in which those accused of serious crimes face mounting evidence, a meaningful strategic plan may be used as a way to obtain a lesser punishment. Sometimes, it may be to the defendant's advantage to plead guilty to an offense if he or she is offered a plea agreement that will reduce the possible penalties associated with the offense. Recently, a Milwaukee man pled guilty to Internet crime charges in court.
In Wisconsin, as in most states, a drunk driving offense carries strict penalties. Penalties for a first-time OWI may include driver's license revocation, mandatory alcohol education or treatment, fines and even time behind bars. Sadly, a drunk driving conviction can have a lasting impact on an individual's life, and, as the number of drunk driving convictions increase, the penalties become more severe.
When a person has been charged with or convicted of sexual assault, the accused may be presented with enduring consequences. If the person has been convicted of sexual assault, the person's private information is placed on public registers. This information is on full display to potential employers, which makes it extremely difficult to find a job. Not only may the person struggle in finding a job, the person will likely face prejudice from the community they choose to reside in.
In Wisconsin, an individual whose blood-alcohol concentration is above 0.08 will be considered legally intoxicated for purposes of driving. When an individual is charged with an OWI or some other drunk driving offense, he or she is likely to face harsh penalties if convicted. These penalties may include fines, jail time, revocation of a driver's license and insurance increases.
Drug charges are filed more often than most people think, and sometimes the allegations are not merited. However, if a person is convicted on drug charges in Wisconsin, the penalties can be severe. But being charged with a drug crime does not automatically lead to a conviction. The burden of proof is on the prosecution, and the arrest conducted by police officers has to adhere to certain guidelines, including laws related to search and seizure.
In efforts to file criminal charges, sometimes police in Wisconsin will employ tricky tactics. That is exactly what happened in Waukesha County recently when a police officer pretended online to be a 15-year-old girl. Now a 44-year-old Milwaukee man has been charged with Internet crimes.
A 26-year-old male driver from Milwaukee was pulled over for speeding in Fox Point, Wisconsin, close to 6 in the morning on April 29th. When a police officer approached the vehicle to speak to the driver, the officer allegedly noticed that the man's breath smelled strongly of alcohol. The officer immediately suspected the man of driving under the influence.