Madison, WI search and seizure attorneys

Challenging A Search And Seizure

An Effective Defense Starts with Challenging the Arrest

Every citizen of Wisconsin enjoys protection against unreasonable search and seizures. Part of that protection is that law enforcement needs to have probable cause or a warrant to arrest you. This protection comes from both the United States (Fourth Amendment) and Wisconsin (Article I, Section 11) Constitutions. The Wisconsin State Legislature has outlined when a search and seizure is authorized based on those constitutional protections. Furthermore, the federal and Wisconsin state courts have outlined what an officer may legally do based on the constitution. If law enforcement fails to follow the constitution and the law we will challenge their actions and move to suppress the evidence obtained.

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Increased Penalties for Drug Crimes Near a School

Increased Penalties for Drug Crimes Near a School

If you are charged with a drug crime you already face potential jail time with a conviction. The length of incarceration can increase if you are charged with selling drugs near a school (within 1000 ft). Under Wis. Stat. § 961.49 the maximum term of incarceration is increased by five years in these situations. That is a serious increase in penalty.

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