Law enforcement agencies across the country put a great deal of time and effort into quelling the traffic of illegal drugs. Drug crimes carry severe penalties if a conviction is obtained, the consequences of which could have a significant impact on the lives of those involved. A 29-year-old man has recently been arrested and is facing multiple drug charges after the recent search of a residence in Wisconsin.
On a recent Wednesday, authorities claim to have initiated a search at the residence of an individual suspected of being involved in drug-related activity. They assert that he consented to the search, which allegedly uncovered the presence of various amounts of heroin and ecstasy, along with a firearm and ammunition. He was arrested shortly thereafter, and is facing numerous charges in relation.
The charges against him include possession with intent to deliver heroin, ecstasy and marijuana, along with keeping a drug dwelling. If convicted, he would be facing severe consequences, such as a lengthy prison sentence. Those who face a similar situation might find it beneficial to have awareness of their rights before consenting to a search, as without it, authorities may be unable to initiate one without a warrant.
Facing accusations for drug crimes can be stressful and intimidating, prompting many accused individuals to seek assistance in the early stages of the process. By speaking with an attorney, a client in Wisconsin could obtain some much-needed advice on the best course of action to take moving forward. An attorney can evaluate the charges and evidence against a client, ensure his or her rights were upheld during the search and arrest procedures and assist in pursuing the most favorable outcome possible during legal proceedings.
Source: madison.com, “‘Significant’ arrest made of alleged heroin dealer in Madison, police say,” Bill Novak, Aug. 10, 2017