Being accused of illegal drug activity in Wisconsin is a serious situation. One's good standing in the community is often on the line when allegations of drug crimes are leveled. Anyone charged with such crimes should remember that being accused is not the same as being guilty.
It is within every citizen's right to build as strong a defense as possible before standing trial on drug-related charges. A criminal lawyer is able to investigate the events that led to an arrest in order to determine whether any personal rights were violated in the process. If an attorney finds that a law enforcement agent did not adhere to the strict regulations that govern search and seizure processes, as well as the process of taking someone into custody, a challenge can be presented in court to render any evidence collected in such situations as inadmissible.
One 24-year-old woman recently pleaded guilty to heroin distribution. She was sentenced in federal court to serve 30 months in prison. Apparently, several other people were already sentenced previously in connection with the same incidents.
Just because more than one person is accused of related drug crimes in Wisconsin, does not necessarily mean that the outcome for each will be the same. An experienced criminal defense attorney is able to offer guidance that may be crucial toward obtaining a positive outcome in court. It is advisable to request a meeting with a legal advocate as soon as possible after one has been formally charged with a serious drug offense.
Source: marshfieldnewsherald.com, "Marshfield woman gets prison in heroin bust", Liz Welter, April 22, 2016