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Violent crimes: Woman accused of involvement in homicide

Individuals who are accused of involvement in a homicide could be somewhat overwhelmed and intimidated by the process, and perhaps uncertain how to proceed. The penalties for violent crimes of this nature are severe if a conviction is obtained, and those who face similar charges may find it beneficial to focus on forming a strong defense. A Wisconsin woman who was previously dismissed from a homicide case is once again facing serious consequences after prosecutors refiled charges against her.

The woman was initially charged with being party to first-degree homicide and reckless injury in relation to her alleged involvement in a recent fatal shooting. According to reports, she was the driver of a car that transported several individuals to a nearby apartment complex where the shooting occurred. She was eventually cleared of both charges following a preliminary hearing in which a judge concluded that there was insufficient evidence to indicate she was aware that the incident would take place.

Overdose leads to accusations of drug crimes for 3 in Wisconsin

Emergency responders are called out to homes to address medical issues on a daily basis. These responders may come prepared to treat a variety of conditions, and should the situation require medication for an overdose, authorities may have become suspicious of drug-related activity within the residence. A recent medical emergency in Wisconsin has led to the arrest of three individuals who currently stand accused of drug crimes.

A call was placed to responders in relation to a medical emergency at the residence. Upon arrival, they claim the man was incoherent, and allegedly had numerous needle marks on his arm. He was treated with medication for an overdoes and taken to the hospital for treatment, and authorities proceeded to obtain a search warrant for the residence in question.

2 Wisconsin men arrested and accused of violent crimes

Two men have recently been arrested on suspicion of their involvement in an armed robbery that allegedly took place in a parking lot in Wisconsin. The penalties for violent crimes such as armed robbery are severe if a conviction is obtained. Those accuse of similar crimes may wish to protect their future by focusing on their defense with the guidance of an experienced attorney.

According to authorities, the incident took place in the parking lot of a restaurant on a recent Monday. Two individuals notified authorities that two men had held them at gunpoint before stealing a purse and fleeing the scene. Authorities claim the victims were able to provide a description of the men, along with their vehicle and a partial license plate number, which led them to locate and arrest two men shortly thereafter.

Reports of suspicious activity leads to arrests for drug crimes

When a residence is visited by a multitude of individuals on a daily basis, those who live nearby could become suspicious of criminal activity. Should a neighbor file a complaint with authorities, an investigation into the matter may ensue. A recent investigation into a home in Wisconsin has reportedly led to the arrest of seven individuals, each of which stand accused of drug crimes.

According to reports, several individuals who live near the house had filed complaints concerning the amount of traffic in and out of it every day. Some of them were even suspicious of drug activity, which apparently prompted law enforcement agents to launch an investigation. After obtaining a warrant, authorities initiated a search of the property, which allegedly unearthed the presence of various amounts of cocaine, heroin and marijuana.

1 accused of multiple drug crimes in relation to recent search

When authorities receive information indicating the potential presence of drug activity, an investigation will likely follow. If a warrant is obtained, the subsequent search of a residence could lead to criminal charges against individuals who reside within, the penalties of which may become more severe if children are involved. A 24-year-old man has recently been arrested and accused of drug crimes under similar circumstances following a search in Wisconsin.

According to a local drug unit, information was provided by an unspecified source in relation to the potential presence of drug activity at the residence in question. Using this information, authorities proceeded to initiate a search on a recent Thursday, which allegedly unearthed marijuana and methamphetamine paraphernalia. They found several individuals inside the residence, including children, and claim that it was subsequently deemed uninhabitable.

White collar crimes: Wisconsin man facing felony theft charges

Facing allegations of theft can be a stressful and intimidating process, perhaps especially when associated with business prospects. When a person is accused of stealing from investors, the amounts in question could be substantial, which in turn increases the severity of the situation. A 46-year-old man in Wisconsin has been accused of white collar crimes in relation to the alleged theft of $135,000 from an investor.

Authorities claim to have received reports of the theft from one of the man's business partners. The partner allegedly gave the man a substantial amount of money for a small stake in a cabin business venture. According to the partner, the man came forward with plans to buy a small amount of land and build two cabins, which would both be made available to rent.

Common white collar crimes in the corporate world

People may associate criminal activity with a certain demographic, but those in high-paying professional occupations may also face criminal charges. While they may be involved in any type of law breaking, they most likely are participating in a white collar crime.

White collar crimes entail different types of fraud, theft and deceit for the purpose of financial gain. These are present in any industry, but the following are most prevalent in the corporate world. Note that this does not make the actions corporate crimes unless the intent is to benefit a business as a whole instead of just one or more persons.

1 accused of felony drug crimes after alleged police pursuit

A 27-year-old man is facing multiple criminal charges in relation to his alleged involvement in a recent police chase in Wisconsin. The penalties for a conviction for drug crimes are serious enough on their own, and any additional offenses may only add to the severity of the situation. The man could currently be preparing for legal proceedings by focusing on forming a strong defense with the guidance of an attorney.

Authorities assert the incident began at the site of a recent investigation, when an officer claimed to have spotted a vehicle speeding through a nearby alley and initiated pursuit. During this period, authorities claim that the vehicle reached speeds of up to 108 mph, before the driver suddenly slammed on the brakes to avoid another vehicle. After losing control of his car, he collided with another vehicle before bringing his own to a rest and exiting it.

Possible overdose death leads to charges related to drug crimes

Drugs are a problem throughout Wisconsin. It seems as if the daily news broadcasts are filled with stories related to them. As a result, law enforcement officers remain vigilant in their endeavor to arrest anyone involved in drugs or related drug crimes.

Recently, emergency personnel and law enforcement officers were called to a home when one of the occupants was unresponsive. Although emergency personnel attempted to revive the man, their efforts were in vain, and he was declared dead. Authorities have now indicated that they believe his cause of death was due to a heroin overdose.

The different types of phishing crimes

In this age of everchanging digital technology, computer crimes are keeping up with tech developments. One that has been around for many years is phishing. However, it has expanded past the computer over the years.

The following are the different types of phishing crimes as well as the legal consequences of committing them in Wisconsin.

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