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Drug crimes arrest after a traffic stop must be properly handled

A traffic stop in Wisconsin may be the precursor to a drug arrest. Criminal defense counsel will always examine thoroughly the facts surrounding a traffic stop that results in arrests for drug crimes. The procedures used by the police in these incidents must follow constitutional mandates for conducting a search and seizure under state and federal requirements. Where there is a violation of such mandates by the police procedures that are used to make a drug arrest, the defendant can file a motion to suppress the evidence, which, if granted, will usually result in a full dismissal of the charges.

If the police reports are accurate about the circumstances surrounding a recent traffic stop on Interstate 39 at the Cascade Mountain Road exit, the police may not face a difficult challenge to their procedures. The Wisconsin State Patrol reports that an officer stopped a vehicle at that location for a loud exhaust, cracked windshield, dangling fender and a non-working taillight. If those reasons are backed by sufficient proof, the initial stop would be justified, as there was sufficient reasonable cause for it.

Investigation leads to accusations of felony drug crimes for 2

When authorities are informed of the potential presence of drug activity, an investigation will generally ensue. Being the subject of such an investigation can be a stressful process, and without the necessary legal experience, an individual might be uncertain how to respond to the situation. Two individuals have been accused of felony drug crimes following a recent investigation that allegedly led to a traffic chase in Wisconsin.

According to authorities, the two individuals were the subject of a recent investigation that allegedly resulted in a police pursuit. They claim that each person was driving a separate vehicle during this period, and that one driver was brought to a halt after being rear-ended by a squad car while the other eventually crashed into a ditch. A search of the first vehicle allegedly uncovered the presence of more than 110 pounds of marijuana, while a search of the second allegedly unearthed as many as 180 pounds of marijuana.

Drug crimes: 1 arrested on suspicion of drug manufacturing

A 37-year-old man has been arrested and accused of involvement in the manufacturing of marijuana following a recent investigation into drug activity in Wisconsin. A conviction for drug crimes of this nature carries severe consequences, and those who face charges under similar circumstances may wish to prepare for what comes next by focusing on their defense. However, without the necessary legal experience, this can be a stressful and intimidating task.

According to reports, the incident stems from a recent investigation during which authorities claim they placed the man under surveillance. Upon executing a search warrant at his residence, authorities allegedly uncovered a complex growing operation consisting of as many as 300 marijuana plants in a barn. They also assert that he had added another building inside the barn to help prevent the odor from escaping.

Surveillance footage leads to robbery charges for 2 in Wisconsin

When surveillance footage captures a vehicle that is used as a means to escape the scene of a crime, authorities may seek to use this information in their efforts to identify a suspect. However, the mass production of most vehicle models can make this an arduous task, and there might be numerous vehicles of the same type in a given area. Two individuals in Wisconsin have recently been arrested and accused of robbery after authorities spotted a vehicle that allegedly matched the description of a getaway car.

Law enforcement agents claim that surveillance footage showed the vehicle parking in a lot next to a bank just before a robbery took place. They assert that a man left the vehicle for a short period, and then jumped over a fence and entered the passenger seat before the vehicle drove away from the scene. Nearly a week later, a police officer encountered a vehicle that matched the description of the one in the surveillance footage and decided to investigate the matter further.

Overdose leads to allegations of drug crimes for 2 in Wisconsin

Being accused of involvement in drug activity can be intimidating, and a conviction for such offenses carries serious consequences. When a fatal overdose is involved, the penalties for drug crimes may only increase in severity. A father and son are reportedly facing multiple charges following the death of a 33-year-old woman who authorities claim succumbed to a heroin overdose in Wisconsin.

Authorities assert the incident began when they received reports of a possible heroin overdose at a local residence. Upon arriving at the scene, they claim they found a man attempting to resuscitate his wife. Emergency responders rushed the woman to a medical facility for treatment, but she was pronounced dead the next day. 

Violent crimes: 1 facing attempted homicide charges in Wisconsin

It might not be all that uncommon for a couple to experience heated arguments from time to time. While these incidents may rarely escalate into physical confrontations, in some cases, a similar situation can grow out of control, potentially leaving one party accused of violent crimes. A man has been arrested and accused of assault and attempted homicide following a recent domestic dispute at a home in Wisconsin.

Law enforcement agents claim the incident took place on a recent Monday when the man allegedly forced his way into the home of his girlfriend. After entering the home, authorities assert he struck the woman in the face, slammed her head into a nearby wall and then proceeded to choke her to the point of unconsciousness. At some point during the alleged incident, she claims she was able to get away and call for help.

Driving without headlights leads to allegations of drug crimes

When traveling at night, drivers inherently experience reductions in visibility, even with the use of headlights. Being out on the road late without headlights is not only dangerous, but it may also appear suspicious and may inevitably lead to a traffic stop if a driver encounters law enforcement agents. A 24-year-old woman has reportedly been accused of drug crimes under similar circumstances following a recent routine traffic stop in Wisconsin.

Law enforcement agents claim the incident took place at around 1:30 a.m. on a recent Saturday when they encountered a driver who was allegedly operating her vehicle without the use of headlights. After initiating a traffic stop, police assert that the driver appeared to be exhibiting suspicious behavior. During this process, they allegedly found her to be in possession of an unspecified amount of marijuana, and she was taken into custody soon thereafter.

Investigation leads to fraud and theft charges for pharmacist

When it comes to taking inventory at work, employees are bound to make mistakes from time to time. While in most cases, such an error could only lead to disciplinary action, if a company feels as though a theft has occurred, an employee could face criminal charges. A pharmacist has recently been accused of theft and fraud after allegedly taking various types and amounts of drugs from her employer in Wisconsin.

The investigation reportedly began after an individual notified the pharmacy that the woman had allegedly offered to provide her with medication for back pain at a local residence. After performing an audit of the pharmacy, investigating officials claim they uncovered evidence of numerous discrepancies in the company's inventory logs. Authorities claim this evidence indicated the woman had failed to provide receipts for over $20,000 worth of drugs.

What you need to know about swatting

Last December, a tragic incident made national news when a man made a fake phone call to authorities, claiming to be another man and saying he shot his father and had family members held hostage. Police took the call seriously and showed up at the second man’s home, fatally shooting him when they mistakenly believed he reached for a firearm. This is a prank known as swatting, and it is important for you and other Wisconsin residents to understand the potential consequences of making a false report to authorities.

You may have heard about swatting already – in this prank, someone makes a fake report to police, usually claiming that another person has weapons or has committed a violent crime. Authorities show up at the unsuspecting target’s home, despite the prank victim having done nothing wrong. This prank often occurs after an online argument, but it is anything but harmless.

1 charged with battery following physical altercation at a bar

When a physical altercation takes place, it might not be uncommon for those involved to fear for their safety. However, even if an action is taken in self defense, if one party suffers a serious injury in the process, the other could be left facing criminal charges. A man is reportedly facing battery charges after he allegedly stabbed a man during a fight at a bar in Wisconsin.

The incident is said to have taken place at the bar on a recent Friday night when two men became involved in a physical confrontation. Upon arriving at the scene, authorities assert the man was waiting outside the establishment and claimed he was assaulted by the other party. However, several witnesses allegedly told officers the man had pulled out a knife and stabbed the other person.

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