A man was arrested outside of his hotel last week. The Milwaukee man was allegedly trying to sell drugs and police arrested him for drug possession charges. Authorities say he could face up to 15 years in prison and a large fine if he is convicted.
On top of the potential prison time and the fine that a conviction could bring, the man's reputation is at stake. Being arrested for a drug crime is very serious and often requires a rigorous criminal defense.
When someone is arrested for a drug crime, such as drug possession, in Milwaukee, it is important to remember that they have rights, too. Even though someone has been arrested and charged, doesn't mean they are automatically guilty. Although news stories often seem convincing, people who are charged with crimes have the right to a fair trial.
News stories often rely solely on police reports for their information. These news reports are then interpreted by the public as facts in the case. Police reports are meant to provide the prosecution's side of the case.
It might be wise for someone who is accused of a drug crime to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney. They can help assess the evidence against the person and determine whether the evidence was gathered legally. They can also make sure police did not violate the accused person's rights in the course of their investigation. Doing this will help ensure the person receives a fair trial and has a chance to defend themselves in court.
Source: Patch, "Man Arrested at Oak Creek Hotel On Drug Charges," Joe Petrie, April 3, 2012