Recently, a report conducted by the American Civil Liberties Union revealed a startling racial disparity among the individuals who are arrested for marijuana possession across the country. According to the report, Wisconsin had one of the highest disparities in the United States.
The Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution prohibits police officers from performing unreasonable searches and seizures on citizens. Whether an individual is being charged with drug possession or weapons charges, if police officers perform an unreasonable search under the circumstances, the violation of a suspect’s constitutional rights may lead to a reversal of a conviction.
Wisconsin residents who have been charged with crimes involving drugs have a second chance through drug courts now widely in use across the state. These courts, specifically tailored to the special circumstances of drug offenders, promise to achieve a better outcome through the efforts of coordinated teams of professionals.
Like many other states, Wisconsin has tough penalties against those who are convicted of drunk driving. Those motorists convicted of repeat DUI offenses may see a substantial increase in the potential penalties that may be handed down. Each year, there is a renewed effort at making these punishments even more severe, and it appears that… Read More »