Although being arrested on suspicion of criminal activity can be an intimidating experience, responding to the situation with acts of violence is never advisable. A physical altercation may only lead to increased suspicion of unlawful activity, and a similar act could add to the charges against a person. A 35-year-old man is facing felony drug crimes charges after allegedly leading police on a short pursuit on foot and fighting with them during a recent incident in Wisconsin.
The incident reportedly stems from a recent investigation into drug activity in the area. During this investigation, authorities claim that an undercover informant was able to make a controlled purchase of methamphetamine from the man. Several days later, police assert that they spotted him out walking, and they claim that upon being approached by officers, he allegedly proceeded to flee on foot.
Authorities caught up to him soon thereafter and state that a physical altercation ensued, which ended when they shocked him with a stun gun. During a subsequent search of his pants, they claim to have located several bags containing various amounts of methamphetamine, along with a large sum of cash. He was arrested soon thereafter and is facing numerous charges in relation to the alleged incident.
A conviction for felony drug crimes carries severe penalties, and those who face similar charges may feel somewhat intimidated by the process and uncertain how to proceed. A person who stand accused of similar crimes could benefit from consulting with a defense attorney early on for advice on the consequences he or she may face. An attorney can help a client in Wisconsin gain a better understanding of what to expect during the process and subsequently assist in pursuing the most favorable outcome possible given the circumstances.