The road to release from Wisconsin prison for Baron Walker was an 18-month legal effort. Mr. Walker is one of 3,000 parole-eligible people who face a system that is not inclined to release them. How did Mr. Walker make it out, and what is the structure of our laws governing incarceration in Wisconsin?
WISCONSIN CRIME & JUSTICE
DEFENDING PEOPLE IN THE HEARTLAND OF AMERICA
Cross Examination of Forensic Interviewers in Child Sexual Assault Prosecutions
Craig Mastantuono and Rebecca Coffee are co-presenting at a National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) training seminar on defending sexual assault allegations.
Incarceration Nation: Wisconsin's Prisons are Bursting at the Seams, and Busting our Budget
Printed in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 11/1/18, Attorney Craig Mastantuono's opinion piece on the state of our prisons after twenty years of Tough on Crime laws. Baron Walker did his time and reformed. Wisconsin kept him locked up anyway. Inmates like Baron, subject to parole reviews, are not being released, and Wisconsin's so-called Truth in Sentencing Law is even worse, resulting in racially disparate and mass incarceration in the Dairy State.
Impeaching Prosecution Witnesses, Keeping Out Other Crimes Evidence and Building up Your Client's Character
Attorney Rebecca Coffee Presented at the Wisconsin Public Defender's 2018 Conference
What Does Mass Incarceration Look Like? The San Quentin Project comes to Milwaukee Art Museum
We talk a lot these days about mass incarceration, but what does it look like? What goes on inside prison walls? What is life behind bars really like for incarcerated people and those around them? Nigel Poor’s San Quentin Project: the Men of San Quentin State Prison comes to the Milwaukee Art Museum, which opens to the public on October 18th, 2018, and runs through March 10, 2019. Mastantuono & Coffee is proud to be the education sponsor of this important exhibition.
Why Your Window Tint is Making you a Target for Police
Window tint is one of the most common reasons for police to stop a car as a pretext to look for evidence of other more serious offenses, especially in urban areas. Find out what the law allows, and if you could be next.
LETTERS OF SUPPORT & CHARACTER LETTERS IN A CRIMINAL CASE
Character Letters and Letters of Support always help the judge get a better idea of who are client is on the good days.
How Do I Avoid Going to Jail in My Criminal Case?
We’ve talked about how to prepare and what to expect if you get sent to jail, but how do you avoid going to jail in the first place if you’re charged with a crime, especially if your case is a difficult one, the facts aren’t on your side, you’re caught, and a guilty finding is likely? The key is having a skilled and experienced attorney who can steer your case off the jail path.
Avoiding OWI/DUI Charges this Spring & Summer
If you live in Wisconsin, you probably celebrate warm weather with a few drinks or a night on the town. We at Mastantuono & Coffee hope the good weather hasn’t led to any serious charges, such as a DUI/OWI, but we also know that mistakes happen. Read on to learn how to handle a drunk driving charge.
Can You Be Charged with Sexual Assault Based on What Someone Said?
Speaking as criminal defense attorneys, we can tell you that this question gets asked a lot. Whenever college students are accused of date rape, bosses are accused of sexual harassment, or...