In some cases, the way a person responds to allegations of unlawful behavior could have a significant influence on the outcome of the situation. Unfortunately, individuals who face similar circumstances might not always understand their rights and how best to handle the situation. A recent investigation in which a traffic stop led to the search of a residence has reportedly left two individuals in Wisconsin facing various drug charges.
The incident is said to have occurred at around 10 p.m. on a recent Thursday after officers claimed to have encountered a vehicle with heavily tinted windows. They also say the vehicle did not have a front license plate. After approaching the vehicle, officers say they caught a strong odor of marijuana coming from within and say they proceeded to search the vehicle and question the driver and passenger.
After allegedly locating illegal substances inside the vehicle, police say they asked the two individuals about their place of residence and inquired as to whether this place held anything illegal. This reportedly prompted a search of the home, during which authorities claim to have uncovered various types and amounts of illegal substances. According to reports, the incident has left both individuals facing multiple drug-related charges.
Individuals who face drug charges and wish to know more about their legal rights and options could benefit from seeking guidance as soon as possible. Those who face a similar scenario could benefit from consulting with an attorney for advice on what to expect from and how best to prepare for what comes next. An attorney can evaluate the circumstances a client is facing, along with the evidence and charges involved, and assist him or her in developing a strategy to seek the best outcome achievable during subsequent legal proceedings.