Drug Charges Avoided Dane County
While investigating an unrelated incident, police approached our client and questioned him. Authorities determined he was not involved in their investigation, but they asked to search his backpack. He agreed, and law enforcement located "whippits" (cartridges filed with nitrous oxide, often used as a recreational drug). Police arrested our client and sent the case to the District Attorney's Office, asking that he be charged criminally with possessing a hazardous substance. Our lawyers became involved in the matter before the prosecutors reached a charging decisions. Attorney Verhoff worked out an agreement for an uncharged deferral. Essentially, our client will be required to comply with an AODA, perform some community service, and stay out of trouble for several months. Assuming the client meets these goals, the District Attorney's Office will not file charges against him.