Criminal defendants are innocent until they are proven guilty. A defense attorney plays an integral role in upholding this standard and works to protect a defendant's legal rights and interests. This is especially true when an individual is accused of drug offenses. Carrying harsh penalties, these convictions have serious, long lasting consequences on an individual's life. Obtaining a compassionate, aggressive Milwaukee defense attorney may mean the difference between freedom and prison.
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When one person is part of an investigation for a particular crime or situation, they might sometimes find police arresting them and charging them with another crime. After the disappearance of a Milwaukee woman, police focused on a particular apartment building, where one of her friends reportedly lived. While they didn't call the friend a suspect in the case, they did arrest the man on unrelated drug charges Thursday.
Early next year, the Supreme Court will take up an issue that may affect how traffic stops are conducted across the country. They will hear a case brought by two men who pleaded guilty to drug charges in another state after they were pulled over by police following a 911 call by an anonymous caller.
The U.S. Department of Justice said this week that it has indicted 23 people this week. Nineteen of the people were arrested for drug charges and 4 had already been in police custody. Authorities say the people that were arrested had weapons and approximately $300,000. They are accused of selling cocaine and heroin on the south side of Milwaukee for a lengthy period of time.
An aviation officer from Chicago was arrested last month. Investigators say they tracked the woman with a GPS device hidden in her car, and arrested her when they allegedly found 40 grams of heroin in her glove compartment. They are also reportedly looking into whether to charge her with using her position of authority to move drugs. The woman is charged with a drug crime in Wisconsin, as investigators pulled her over and arrested her while she was reportedly driving to Milwaukee.
An alleged drug conspiracy that reportedly had taken place in Wisconsin and two other states has resulted in the arrest of 23 individuals. The investigation of this matter supposedly took place over a period of months and involved both local police and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) officials.
Two lawsuits have been filed by five men who claim Milwaukee police conducted illegal strip and cavity searches on them after being suspected of possessing illegal drugs. No drugs were found on the men according to reports, but they were still arrested. One of the victims said that the alleged incidents were racially motivated.
Law enforcement will often spend considerable amounts of time deciding how they should police certain high-crime areas. There will be a significant police presence in locations where violent crime is frequent, in the hopes that this will help to improve the conditions in these neighborhoods.
Former authorities and disability advocates are outraged after a man, who suffered severe brain damage as an infant, faced gun and drug charges after being set up by federal agents in the Milwaukee area. The man will now be sentenced in June, and according to a plea agreement, prosecutors will recommend probation for the man's alleged involvement.
The Supreme Court ruled late last month that cops can search someone's car with very little reason. The ruling had to do with an officer's use of drug sniffing dogs to detect the potential presence of illegal drugs. The ruling raises many concerns about a person's right to privacy and the requirement that police have probable cause to search a person's property.