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Man faces multiple drug charges following investigation

A Wisconsin man is facing multiple drug-related charges in connection with a "buy-bust" operation that took place in Racine on March 20. According to media sources, law enforcement officials were assisted in the effort by a local resident. This informant, who had previously seen a friend overdose, asked the 21-year-old man to deliver a controlled substance to her home. She reportedly told authorities that the man would most likely be carrying at least one gram of heroin as well as crack cocaine on his person upon his anticipated arrival at her apartment.

Is drug court a good option for me?

For those facing drug charges in Wisconsin, drug courts can offer an alternative to dealing with the traditional criminal court system. Whether drug court is a good choice for a particular defendant can depend on many things, including previous history, type of offense and potential consequences.

The risk of DUI on St. Patrick's Day

Wisconsin residents are likely aware that St. Patrick's Day falls on a Friday this year. Research indicates that this may result in more binge drinking and drunk driving. According to Alcohol Monitoring Systems, there will be a 17 percent jump nationwide in the number of repeat drunk drivers who violate orders to remain sober. Furthermore, violations are expected to be 25 percent higher on March 18 compared to the average daily violation rate.

Study shows black Americans face wrongful convictions

Wisconsin residents may be interested to learn that, according to a study, African-Americans are statistically more likely to be wrongfully convicted than Anglos of violent crimes and drug-related offenses. It appeared that factors potentially included official misconduct and racial bias.

Taking a plea bargain

A defendant in a criminal case can face many confusing situations as the case goes on. One of these is the plea bargain. At some point in the case, the prosecutor may put an offer on the table. If the defendant agrees to take the offer, there will be no trial. In exchange, prosecutors typically offer incentives like a reduced sentence or lesser charges. For some types of minor crimes, you may even have the option of avoiding jail time instead of serving probation.

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