If you’re one of the hundreds of people pulled over and caught with drugs in Milwaukee and throughout Wisconsin each year, you have a long road ahead of you — but working with a Milwaukee Wisconsin drug crime defense lawyer can help you through the process.
What to Do if You’ve Been Pulled Over and Caught With Drugs
Regardless of what type of drugs you have in your possession, and whether you’re trafficking drugs or you simply have a small amount for personal use, you still have rights when you’re pulled over (or stopped walking down the street) by police.
First things first: you are under no obligation to explain your innocence or make excuses for your guilt. In fact, it’s probably best if you don’t answer any questions. If the officer begins asking you questions, tell him or her, “I don’t want to answer any questions until I speak with my attorney.”
With that said, when the police officer asks you to exit your vehicle, get out. Remember that he or she is checking your balance and observing all your mannerisms at that time — and even if you don’t appear to be impaired in any way, when you have drugs in your vehicle or on your person, you’re extremely likely to be arrested no matter what you say to the police.
If you’re arrested, let the jail officials know that you’d like to call your attorney as soon as possible. Don’t get loud, and don’t be demanding; you will get your phone call, so don’t worry.
Do You Need to Talk to a Lawyer About Drug Charges in Milwaukee or elsewhere in Wisconsin?
If you or someone you care about has been arrested and charged with a drug crime in Milwaukee or anywhere in Wisconsin, call us immediately at 414-383-6700. You can also contact us online for a free drug charge consultation with an attorney. Our Milwaukee based Wisconsin drug crime lawyers will ask you questions about your case and begin developing the strategy that gets you the best possible outcome right away.