In this book, Michael D. Cicchina, a Wisconsin criminal defense attorney, argues quite convincingly that fundamental constitutional liberties are under attach by criminal justice practitioners. ... [T]he author also makes a convincing argument that the right to privacy is a soft law that is routinely violated by governmental agents. ... This book is very eye opening and should be read by anyone who is interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement. It is a concise and well-written work that would make excellent supplemental reading material for virtually any undergraduate or graduate level course related to criminal law or criminal procedure. I strongly recommend this book. Once I opened it, I literally could not stop reading.
(International Criminal Justice Review
)Cicchini puts the police, prosecutors and judges on trial—a highly entertaining turn of events!
(Terry Rose, Rose & Rose Law Firm, Senior Partner, Rose & Rose Law Firm, “A” rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the nation’s leading law directory, Named “Lawyer of the Year” by the ACLU of Wisconsin (1991))In the contrarian spirit of political journalist Christopher Hitchens, Cicchini destroys the prevailing media-driven views on American justice.
(Jay McRoy, Ph.D., professor and chair of English at the University of Wisconsin–Parkside, author, Nightmare Japan and coeditor, Monstrous Adaptations)Tried and Convicted brilliantly demonstrates why our constitutional rights are often not what they seem. Michael Cicchini has written a book that can instantly be understood by non-lawyers, but contains much that even practicing lawyers don't know. So you think you know your rights? Wait until you read this.
(Matthew Flynn, senior partner, Quarles & Brady LLP; author, Pryme Knumber)Hyperbole notwithstanding, Tried and Convicted may be the most insightful, raw, and unvarnished look into the criminal justice system, short of being charged with a crime.
(Amy B. Kushner, Ph.D., coauthor, But They Didn’t Read Me My Rights!, contributing author, 101 Gangster Movies and 101 War Movies)
About the Author
Michael D. Cicchini, J.D., is a criminal defense lawyer in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Based on his numerous trial wins in felony cases, he has been named among “The Top 100 Trial Lawyers” in Wisconsin by The National Trial Lawyers, and among “The Top Young Lawyers” in Wisconsin by Super Lawyers and Milwaukee Magazine. Cicchini is a coauthor of But They Didn’t Read Me My Rights! Myths, Oddities, and Lies About Our Legal System, and the author of numerous articles on criminal and constitutional law. He also founded The Legal Watchdog blog where he writes on legal and other topics. More information, including the full text of his articles and a link to The Legal Watchdog blog, can be found at www.CicchiniLaw.com.