Federal courts are reserved for defendants accused of federal crimes. Investigations into alleged crimes are conducted by one or more U.S. government agencies, depending upon an agency's area of expertise. For example, the Internal Revenue Service may be involved in a white collar crime investigation specifically to address a tax fraud issue.
Those who work in the medical profession experience high stress on nearly a daily basis. They also have access to highly addictive drugs like pain medication or benzodiazepines for panic and depressive disorders. Occasionally, these two factors mixed together can be a recipe for disaster both professionally and personally for those employed in the health care industry.
America is well-known for its passionate personal relationships. Most citizens of Milwaukee and the rest of the nation would not want to trade away this passion for anything, but sometimes our emotional involvement can get the best of us. This can happen in a number of ways as listed below.
A conviction for manufacturing or cultivating illegal drugs can completely devastate one's life. Wisconsin, like other American states, takes a harsh stance against such criminal activity and prosecutors are known to vigorously pursue convictions for the manufacture of illicit drugs. Those who are facing charges of manufacturing or cultivation would be wise to learn as much as possible about the charges themselves and the possible consequences should a conviction occur.
All across America, marijuana laws seem to be undergoing change, huge change in some states. This leaves many Wisconsin residents wondering where the law stands for them and what they can or cannot get by with in terms of marijuana possession in the state. While there have been some changes regarding the medical use of marijuana in Wisconsin, most users are still far from exempt if they are caught in possession of the substance.
Regardless of a defendant's particular role in prescription fraud charges, a conviction can prove devastating to all involved. This holds true for everyone from a doctor who allegedly abuses his or her prescription-writing privileges to an ordinary person who allegedly tries to use a prescription in an illegal manner.
As in other states, the government tracks data regarding drug use trends and other drug-related issues in Wisconsin. State lawmakers can use this government data to alter, eliminate or create new programs to help curtail both drug abuse and arrests for drug crimes. Those who are facing drug charges can also access this information to gain an understanding of how seriously Wisconsin authorities take drugged driving and other crimes.
While you may notice drug crimes referenced often in television and the movies, how common are these in actuality? The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependance has gathered some key statistics that shed light on this, not only in Wisconsin, but across the United States.
A 32-year-old Colorado woman is facing 25 years in prison after being convicted for kidnapping a 4-day-old boy that she allegedly planned to attempt to pass off as her own child. The charges against the woman stemmed from an incident that occurred back on Feb. 5 when the woman removed her nephew from a home in Wisconsin without his parent's knowledge and later abandoned him behind a West Branch convenience store.
When you are arrested on a drug charge, the penalties you could face can often be severe. Depending on the type of drug crime you are charged with, you could face many years of jail time and even a stiff fine. What you may not know, however, is that the state of Wisconsin has civil asset forfeiture laws that could lead to problems for even the members of your family who were not involved in your crime.