In Wisconsin, as in many states, possession can be a crime. You can
illegally possess drugs, drug paraphernalia, firearms, or many other items.
Before you assume you are safe on these fronts, though, you should know that
possession is not always obvious. Depending on your circumstances, you may be
arrested without even being aware you had legal possession.
The most obvious kind of possession comes when you have something with you.
If you have drugs or a firearm in your...
4 Steps to Protect Yourself When Falsely Accused of
assault charges are false, but proving innocence can be difficult given the
visceral response most people have to allegations of sexual assault.
accused of sexual assault can be trying. The concept of “innocent until
proven guilty” seems to go out the window and the accused can be
ostracized or feel abandoned by friends and family. Even if you know you are
innocent and even though...
Social media gives others a window
into your life, and if you’re involved in a trial, that window could result in
a poorer court outcome for you if you’re not careful. Your posts and pictures
could be used against you, and, because these posts can be misread easily, you
could stand accused of things you actually didn’t do. While social media plays
a large role in many people’s lives and businesses now, if you’re going to
court, you need to be very, very careful about...
If you are arrested and convicted of
a crime, you sometimes receive probation as part or all of your sentence. You
should not confuse probation with freedom, though. If you violate the terms of
probation, you may be taken into custody. This is called a probation hold.
What Is a Probation Hold?
A probation hold comes when you
violate the terms of your probation. Depending on the circumstances, it may
mean you need to report to jail, or you may be taken into custody where you
are. In Wisconsin...
Drug Charges Hinge on the Legality of Police Actions
Did you know that drug charges hinge on the legality of police actions,
even if you are caught with narcotics in your possession? If police don’t
follow proper protocol, charges can be dismissed, which is one good reason why
you should always contact a criminal defense attorney if you are charged with a drug
crime, however hopeless you think your situation may be.
Police Stops and Probable Cause
One of the very