Many times around holiday weekends, people like to enjoy a few adult beverages with their friends. They might enjoy a day at the beach or grill out in the backyard. All this fun in Milwaukee can sometimes end with an arrest for OWI. These charges can have long lasting consequences on a person.
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A man has been charged with one count of battery after an incident over the weekend. The felony charge came after two men allegedly had an altercation near a South Milwaukee bar. A news report says the man could face three and a half years in prison and a $10,000 fine if he is convicted.
A few weeks ago, we told you about a police officer who was fired after an investigation determined the officer used excessive force on a woman he had arrested. Now, a new report indicates says that three more officers have been fired from the Milwaukee Police Department, one after providing false evidence in a homicide investigation. In order to ensure a person accused of a crime has a fair trial, procedures must be followed and evidence must be true and fairly obtained. When a police officer interferes with a case against procedures, they hurt the rights of the accused.
Drug crime accusations are extremely serious. Sometimes drug charges can lead to prison time in Milwaukee if the person is convicted. Two men in Milwaukee are now facing charges and both are accused of possession of a narcotic drug. According to reports, one man could face up to four years in prison and the other could face up to three and a half years.
Sometimes, people face arrests for multiple charges, and the penalties they face are high if they are convicted. These cases can be especially complicated, with many different variables. When someone is charged with multiple crimes, they may feel overwhelmed and helpless. Speaking with an experienced criminal defense attorney might be one way to help understand the charges against you and how to proceed through the legal process.
Sex-related criminal charges evoke some of the deepest feelings of moral outrage when they are first made public. This is understandable. There is an expectation within our society of protection under the law and when the law is violated, we in Milwaukee, like everyone, want justice served; and swiftly.
If someone is arrested, most people would expect police to act in a professional manner. However, sometimes police lose control of their tempers and use excessive force. This is exactly what happened last fall when a woman was arrested. The police officer involved in the arrest was fired earlier this month from the Milwaukee Police Department for using excessive force. The woman involved was put in a squad car and taken to the police station as would be expected in an arrest.
Imagine seeing a friend have a gun pointed at her. You get out of the car to help, when the person turns the gun on you. That might be what happened in a case involving first degree intentional homicide charges in Milwaukee. According to a report, a man who was trying to intervene in a situation involving a breakup between a couple, shot another man after that man pointed a gun at him. The person accused of homicide may have felt threatened when a gun was pointed at him so he defended himself.
A Milwaukee woman has been arrested after allegedly hitting a car on a bridge, and not stopping. The man who was hit called police and said that the woman was driving the wrong way and hit his car. Police later stopped the car with the alleged hit-and-run driver. Reports say she was arrested on suspicion of various crimes but has not yet been charged.
Imagine borrowing a car, or renting a car, to pick up your children and finding out the car you borrowed was stolen. This is exactly what happened to a Milwaukee woman last week, when she was arrested on a felony charge of receiving stolen property. Even though the woman may have not known she had stolen property, and thought she was legitimately renting a car, she still might face charges.