Cermele & Matthews, S.C. has successfully protected the constitutional rights of law enforcement officers in many forums, including the Wisconsin Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court, as well as the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Such constitutional issues have ranged from securing the right of Free Speech without retaliation (See Fuerst v. Clark, and Milwaukee Police Ass'n v. Jones) to ensuring the right to a fair trial that conforms to traditional notions of fair play and due process. (See Sliwinski v. Bd. of Fire & Police Comm's for the City of Milwaukee).
It is important to remember that law enforcement officers do not relinquish their constitutional rights when they take the oath of office. However, as a government employee, the law often applies differently to law enforcement than it otherwise would to members of the general public. Our firm understands that difference, and has a proven track record of prosecuting constitutional claims on behalf of law enforcement. When it comes to asserting your Constitutional rights, trust Cermele & Matthews, S.C.