Today on Sherwin Hughes' morning show, The Forum, on 860 AM, Craig took calls asking about police-citizen encounters. he promised listeners that he would repost this outline on the limits of warrantless actions by police.
We work hard on your behalf to identify the most effective legal strategy for your defense, recognizing that each case is unique. Being accused of a crime is a stressful and unpredictable experience, requiring a team who cares about your future. If you’re facing a criminal charge in Wisconsin, you need a place to turn to get answers quickly. You need a legal team that puts your concerns first and takes the time to answer your questions.
Without an experienced lawyer, the process of protecting yourself in the legal system may seem daunting or impossible. We fight hard for the best results, whether that means going to trial, preventing a charge from being filed, or negotiating the best deal possible. Knowing that you have a lawyer who cares about you and your case will minimize stress and help you prepare for what to expect.
Craig and his team helped me with a legal matter from about a decade prior. He was professional, courteous, and worked diligently to assist me through a tricky matter. He and his team worked tirelessly to help me get a resolution and communicated with me almost daily. I would come back to Craig and his team if I ever had a need again without hesitation.
Rebecca Coffee put me at ease regarding my case and the stress and tension one feels facing a legal proceeding. She was clear, professional ... Ultimately, I received the best possible outcome with her attorney her leadership and guidance. I offer this opinion to anyone seeking the best defense possible...
Intelligent, Efficient, Effective: Rebecca Coffee is an excellent attorney whom I highly recommend… She kept me well informed, helped me understand my case along with my options, and, once she clearly understood what I wanted, she did an amazing job of making that happen!
Our family met Craig due to an emergency and we felt confident from the first meeting… We always felt secure due to his presence and excellent communication … I would recommend Craig – a HIGHLY skilled professional lawyer who will fight for you!!!
Phenomenal representation!... Mrs. Thomas was diligent, compassionate and professional in my plight for justice. We took the case through the full blown trial process by means of 12 jurors, which in the end, I was found NOT GUILTY, and in no small part to Mrs Thomas’ capabilities as a Trial Lawyer!
Our Milwaukee office is in the Phoenix Building, located in the heart of the Historic Third Ward, just steps from the Milwaukee Public Market, the Riverwalk, and Downtown. Easy to find and client parking available.
Our Waukesha office is in the Center City Plaza, located in Waukesha's Downtown District, just steps from the Waukesha Public Library and Cutler Park. Easy to find and client parking available.
We represent clients in state and federal courts across Wisconsin. Our lawyers are well known to judges and prosecutors statewide.
Our firm believes that community engagement and giving back is a pillar of any successful business. That's why we are committed to working with organizations like the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee. Our annual fundraising event called Lawyers for Boys & Girls raises money and awareness for the Clubs. In over fifteen years, it has become a premier event in the legal community.
Client falsely accused of inappropriately touching his adoptive son, a special needs child with mental health issues and cognitive delays. Jury returned a not guilty verdict following five days of testimony during which the defense challenged a biased and flawed investigation, and suggestive interview tactics by State child forensic interviewers.
Client accused of forcible rape during business conference. Jury returned a not guilty verdict after three days of trial, at which the defense successfully demonstrated that a consensual encounter had occurred, and that the complaining witness did not testify truthfully.
Client charged with homicide in a self-defense case after using his firearm to shoot intruder who broke into his home. Mastantuono & Coffee moved for dismissal after Sheriff's Department lost crucial evidence. Case dismissed prior to trial, affirmed by Court of Appeals.
Client charged after police searched the car he was driving and seized a quarter-pound of marijuana. Mastantuono & Coffee secured an acquittal following three days of an intensely contested jury trial.
Client, a former Milwaukee County official, charged with felony bribery and misconduct in office. Mastantuono & Coffee secured an acquittal following a week-long jury trial.
Client charged for a revolver found between the driver's seat and center console; he did not know it was there. Jury delivered an acquittal following two days of a contested jury trial, at which defense counsel argued that the client did not "carry" a gun as the State could not prove that he knew it was there.
Are you, a family member, or friend charged with a crime? The moments and days immediately after being accused of a crime are vital; make sure you have someone fighting for you during this critical period. At Mastantuono & Coffee, we speak with people everyday who are put in this frightening situation. The criminal justice system is unfamiliar to our clients, but is our area of expertise. In other words, while you may not have been through this before, we have - thousands of times.
Our law firm is dedicated to helping those accused of crimes and facing charges in local, state and federal courts throughout Wisconsin. You have enough to worry about after being accused of a crime, and you need someone who will fight for your legal rights during this confusing and turbulent time. Count on us to fight hard on your behalf.
We’ve represented clients in a broad range of criminal cases, including federal charges, drug offenses, drunk driving, homicide, sex crimes, gun crimes, traffic offenses, domestic violence, criminal investigations, and other felony and misdemeanor cases. Whether you need help understanding what you have been charged with or whether you’re under investigation, our legal team will answer your questions, and help prepare you for what to expect.
If you have a problem, get in touch with us. Don't take a wait-and-see approach to a case or investigation, or seek answers from police or prosecutors who are not acting in your interest. Let's face it: no one wants to need a criminal defense attorney, but if you or someone you know is in a crisis situation, you want someone to fight for you and protect your rights. Call us, we can help.