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Accused of drug crimes? It helps to know where to seek support

Wisconsin police make arrests throughout the state on a daily basis. There are numerous reasons why a task force might show up at someone's door, seeking to conduct a search of a residence. From the first knock, it is critical that those within the residence have a clear understanding of their rights. It is also useful to know how to protect those rights, especially if an an arrest and charges of drug crimes appear imminent.

Recent morning in Wisconsin included a drug bust

Wisconsin SWAT teams definitely do not always wait for "acceptable visiting hours" when they want to search a residence. A unit in Racine recently showed up at 6 a.m. to conduct a search at a particular address. A K-9 deputy was also dispatched to the scene. The situation resulted in accusations of drug crimes against a man who inside the residence at the time.

Wisconsin police arrest man on suspicion of drug crimes

Wisconsin police claim to have received tips regarding a 46-year-old man, and those tips led them to believe he was involved in illegal drug activity. While it is unclear what, if any, connection the man in question has with a local business, police executed a search at the business that ultimately led to the man's arrest. He is now facing serious charges for multiple drug crimes.

Hotel incident leads to charges of drug crimes in Wisconsin

When someone travels to Wisconsin and checks into a hotel, he or she might have any number of things in a suitcase. The front desk clerks do not typically ask to look inside a guest's luggage. A recent incident at a particular hotel, however, led to police looking inside not one but two suitcases, then claiming they found illegal drugs. The officers say the man in possession of the suitcase could go to prison for life if the court convicts him of drug crimes.

2 brothers in Wisconsin accused of drug crimes regarding vaping

Wisconsin investigators say they believe two men who happen to be brothers are involved in activity regarding illegal drugs. The case is unique because the drug crimes the brothers are suspected of involve vaping. Law enforcement authorities say they think that numerous vape injuries and illnesses across the country are linked to a vape manufacturing operation with which the two brothers are connected.

Were you charged with drug crimes after a dog sniffed your car?

Wisconsin residents, as well as those in all other states, enjoy a right to privacy. It is a right protected under the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. For the court to rule that police violated this right, a criminal defendant must show that he or she had the right to reasonably expect privacy in a particular situation and that said privacy was invaded. Things can get complicated regarding drug-sniffing dogs and suspected drug crimes.

Did Wisconsin police officers arrest you for drug crimes?

If a Wisconsin police officer arrests you, he or she must have first established probable cause for doing so. Perhaps you got pulled over in a traffic stop and an officer searched your vehicle. If that situation occurred without your consent and without the officer obtaining a valid warrant, and you are now facing charges for drug crimes, you may have grounds to challenge the legitimacy of the case based on a personal rights violation.

Dogs prompted police attention, leading to drug crimes arrests

There are numerous reasons why Wisconsin dog owners should avoid leaving their pets inside parked vehicles. One is that the temperature inside a car can be so hot that it poses a safety risk for dogs. A recent situation led to police being dispatched to a particular location to do a dog-welfare check. It led to two people being arrested on suspicion of drug crimes.

Wisconsin prosecutors charge man for suspected drug crimes

Investigators in Wisconsin and elsewhere often use covert means to try to gather information and evidence when they believe someone has committed an act involving illegal drugs. A recent large-scale investigation spanning several counties has resulted in an arrest. Police say they believe the man in question has committed drug crimes. 

Defense strategies often used to refute charges of drug crimes

Wisconsin police must have reasonable cause to make a traffic stop. They must determine probable cause to make an arrest. Sometimes, they make impromptu visits to private residences. In any case, if a man or woman winds up facing charges for alleged drug crimes, he or she will need to know how to build a strong defense.

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