Regardless of the type of or amount of drug involved, drug charges are serious offenses, here in Wisconsin and across the country. If a person is convicted of a drug-related offense, there is the possibility of a very lengthy jail sentence as well as a mark on one’s permanent criminal record. While the consequences for conviction can be harsh, it doesn’t mean that there isn’t a chance to dispute these drug charges and maintain one’s freedom. This is something that two individuals recently charged with drug offenses in separate incidents are likely considering as they each prepare for upcoming court proceedings.
In one drug-related incident, a 30-year-old man was arrested and charged for selling meth. Reportedly, undercover agents were able to make two separate purchases from the man within the last week. Both purported buys took place at the same home in Wisconsin.
In an unrelated drug-related incident, a 20-year-old woman was arrested and charged after allegedly participating in drug trafficking. Apparently, police were called to the woman’s apartment for what is said to be a heroin overdose. Luckily, the individual was revived. However, authorities searched the woman’s apartment and say that they found items that are known to be associated with trafficking in drugs.
When individuals here in Wisconsin face drug charges, they may have the opportunity to challenge the manner in which alleged evidence was obtained. Individuals accused of drug crimes are best served by retaining experienced defense counsel to protect their legal rights and fight for a beneficial result. The process can be very intimidating and frightening, and the best first step is often for the accused, alongside his or her attorney, to undertake a careful review of the specific accusations, the arrest record and the evidence that prosecutors intend to offer at trial.
Source: whbl.com, “Two charged for separate drug incidents“, Rusty Mehlberg, March 20, 2015