A defective taillight can be a basis for the police to stop a vehicle in Wisconsin, but the definition of what makes it defective changed today. The Wisconsin Statute requires that the tail lamp be in good working order when it’s dark outside. Until today, it was not clear what “good working order” meant.
WISCONSIN CRIME & JUSTICE
DEFENDING PEOPLE IN THE HEARTLAND OF AMERICA
Mastantuono & Coffee recently concluded federal civil rights litigation over the wrongful arrest, prosecution, and evidence destruction by the City of Waukesha Police resulting in a grave injustice to one of our clients.
The U.S. Supreme Court issued a single decision in two cases yesterday – Riley v. California and US v. Wurie – holding that police generally cannot search a cell phone recovered from a person incident to his or her arrest without a search warrant
Wisconsin has several new laws this week that are aimed at dealing with the increasing use of heroin and the prevalence of heroin addiction.
Justice is Blind. The Law Applies Equally to All. Everyone is Treated Fairly in our Justice System.
This week a young client who works as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) emailed to tell me that the nursing home she worked for had reinstated her at work with back-pay.
For 21 years, I’ve worked as an attorney in a state whose criminal justice system is the best in the country at incarcerating African American men. It’s a national holiday today, commemorating the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and I just can’t square this.
In 2008, Craig Mastantuono and Rebecca Coffee supported then-State Representative and now-Judge Pedro Colon in his campaign for Milwaukee City Attorney.
Traffic Stops and Warrantless Searches in Milwaukee: A Picture (or a Video) is Worth a Thousand Words.
Defense lawyers often complain that police testify falsely in court proceedings in order to serve their own purposes.
From today's Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, describing a criminal law bill winding its way through the Wisconsin legislature: