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How to behave after an arrest: Part 1

No one ever plans to be arrested, but if you engage in criminal or unlawful activity, it is very likely that Milwaukee law enforcement will arrest and charge you. Keep in mind that police officers do make mistakes that sometimes lead to innocent people being wrongfully charged and, in some cases, convicted. Regardless of if you have done something unlawful, it is in your best interest to watch what you do and say after your arrest, as your behavior can make a difference in your outcome. Take some time to review the following information. 

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Reports of alleged theft leads to allegations of drug crimes

Anyone can place a call to authorities accusing another party of involvement in unlawful behavior. However, before a conviction can be obtained, there must be sufficient evidence to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. A woman is reportedly facing allegations of drug crimes following a recent investigation in which she was accused of stealing jewelry from a home in Wisconsin.

The investigation was initiated after police received reports from a person claiming that her son's girlfriend had stolen jewelry from her home and sold it at a pawn shop. Authorities also assert that a witness from the pawn shop admitted that the woman had visited the establishment several times over a 10 day span. The woman was located in her car and was taken into custody soon thereafter, and authorities proceeded to initiate a search of the vehicle.

White collar crimes: 1 facing felony charges in Wisconsin

A 22-year-old woman is reportedly facing felony identity theft charges after allegedly stealing and using the bank account information of several others in Wisconsin. White collar crimes such as identity theft carry serious consequences if a conviction is obtained. Those who face such charges could find it beneficial to consult with an attorney early on for assistance in forming a strong defense.

Authorities assert that the investigation began when they received reports that the woman and another individual had used stolen credit cards to make multiple purchases at a variety of stores. While investigating these alleged transactions, investigators claim they also discovered the two had stolen bank account information from as many as eight account holders. After allegedly locating video surveillance of the two making purchases with the stolen information, authorities obtained a warrant for their arrest.

Noisy exhaust leads to allegations of drug crimes for 2

Two individuals are reportedly facing criminal charges after they were allegedly found to be in possession of cocaine during a recent traffic stop in Wisconsin. Drug crimes carry serious consequences if a conviction is obtained, and since the criminal justice system can be complex, the average person may lack the necessary legal knowledge to know how to approach the situation. Those who face such charges may find it advisable to speak with an attorney for guidance in preparing for what comes next by focusing on their defense.

According to reports, law enforcement agents initiated the traffic stop after encountering a vehicle with a noisy exhaust pipe. Upon approaching the driver and asking about the pipe, officers claimed to have noticed that his eyes were bloodshot. After deciding to investigate the matter further and finding out that he was on probation, they proceeded to initiate field sobriety tests.

Federal agent suspected of sex crimes

A 53-year-old man from Oconomowoc is facing serious charges after accusations of rape surfaced that span some four years. The man, who purportedly identified himself as a federal agent to his alleged victims, is facing five felony counts of sexual assault. As sex crimes are taken very seriously in Wisconsin, he could spend years in jail if a court finds him guilty. 

Several women have come forward to identify the man as an alleged rapist and stalker. These women have accused him of aggressively pursuing them. They say he used his status as an agent of the U.S. Department of State Diplomatic Security Services to terrorize and manipulate them into nonconsensual sex acts over the course of the last four years. 

1 arrested following alleged domestic violence incident

While many couples may engage in arguments from time to time, these disputes may rarely result in acts of physical violence. However, should others nearby claim that an altercation became physical, they may wish to report the incident to authorities. A 35-year-old man has been taken into custody after witnesses called police about an alleged domestic violence incident in Wisconsin.

Authorities claim they received information about a possible domestic dispute at around 5:30 p.m. on a recent Saturday. According to witnesses, a man had taken hold of a woman's hair and forced her and her children inside a house. Upon arriving at the scene, police assert they could hear shouting coming from within the home, and they reportedly requested backup from a SWAT team before approaching the man.

Search of vehicle leads to allegations of drug crimes for 1

Without the necessary legal experience, many individuals may be unaware of their rights when it comes to involvement in a routine traffic stop. Without the presence of a warrant, law enforcement agents must generally have reasonable cause to suspect the presence of wrongdoing before they can perform a search of the vehicle. A man in Wisconsin could be working with an attorney to ensure his rights weren't violated after a recent traffic stop left him accused of drug crimes.

According to reports, law enforcement agents initiated the traffic stop at around 1:30 a.m. on a recent Thursday. Although no information was provided as to what led them to pull the car over, upon approaching the driver, they claim the driver was impaired and proceeded to search the vehicle. During this search, police allegedly discovered an unspecified amount of cocaine, along with prescription medications and drug paraphernalia.

What counts as disorderly conduct in Wisconsin?

Wisconsin has laws to protect the peace and safety of the public, which means disturbing the peace and disorderly conduct are unlawful. If you offend, upset, annoy or anger people with unreasonable behavior, you may find yourself facing criminal charges.

But what exactly counts as a disorderly conduct offense in Wisconsin? Can you really get arrested for simply yelling or swearing? Here is what you should know about the crime of disorderly conduct:

Wisconsin man arrested and accused of drug crimes

A 39-year-old man has been arrested and accused of involvement in drug activity following a recent investigation in Wisconsin. Being the subject of an investigation into the possible presence of drug activity can be a daunting process, and without the necessary legal experience, a person may be uncertain how to respond to allegations. For those who stand accused of drug crimes, seeking guidance early in the process may be advisable.

Law enforcement agents assert the investigation began when an informant began purchasing illegal narcotics from the man. After allegedly making several controlled buys over several months, authorities obtained a warrant to search his home. During the search, police claim to have unearthed as much as 730 grams of cocaine, along with a substantial sum of cash and several firearms.

Man accused of drug crimes pleads not guilty

A man in Reeseville has pleaded not guilty to charges that suggest he was in possession of a large amount of drugs. The 39-year-old Wisconsin resident entered the plea on March 22 after he was arrested following a months-long investigation. If he is found guilty of the drug crimes he is charged with, he could face over $500,000 in fines and a sentence of up to 166 years in prison. 

According to the Dodge County Drug Task Force, which worked alongside the Jefferson County Drug Task Force and the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation, the investigation into the 39-year-old was conducted over several months by all participating agencies. It is unclear whether this included surveillance and/or wiretapping of his home. However, officers managed to secure a search warrant for his home, which was executed on March 15 in Lowell. 

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