Wisconsin Criminal Defense Lawyer
Attorney Rick Coad is consistently recognized as one of the top criminal defense attorneys in Columbia County, WI (Portage and the surrounding area).
Rick Coad has experience in defending most of the charges commonly prosecuted in Wisconsin, and has represented clients in more than twenty different counties, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.
Rick has achieved exceptional results for his clients in Columbia County Circuit Court, located in Portage, WI. He represents clients in a wide range of cases, including Substantial / Misdemeanor Battery, Domestic Battery, Drug Possession & Distribution, Sexual Assault, Fraud, Theft & more. He gives each case the attention it deserves, and works to achieve the best possible result for each of his clients. In recognition of his dedication to his clients and his skill, he has been ranked as a Super Lawyer nine times.
Attorney Rick Coad defends people charged with a misdemeanor or felony in Columbia County, WI and throughout the state of Wisconsin.
Drug crime charges in Wisconsin state court range from possession of marijuana, cocaine, MDMA (ecstasy), heroin, or other illegal drugs, to possession with the intent to distribute or sell marijuana, cocaine or other illegal drugs. Rick Coad is a Columbia County, WI criminal defense lawyer who is skilled in defending all drug crime charges. There are several defenses to a drug offense, and these cases can be won at trial, dismissed, or resolved for lesser charges.
Domestic violence involves a battery against a domestic partner, which includes a girlfriend, boyfriend, wife or husband. Often times, a person may also be charged with domestic disorderly conduct when there is no clear evidence of physical contact. These cases are often nuanced, carry other consequences, such as the prohibition of the possession of firearms. With the help of a skilled attorney, it is possible to get domestic abuse charges reduced or dismissed. Rick Coad is an experienced domestic violence lawyer who serves Columbia County, WI.
A battery (assault) is the intentional infliction of physical harm or pain on another without consent. A battery can be charged as a felony or as a misdemeanor. Substantial battery is a felony. It involves some kind of injury to the alleged victim, such as stitches, a broken bone, or the loss of consciousness. Misdemeanor battery can involve the same conduct but without a permanent or lasting injury. There are defenses to these charges. Rick Coad is a Columbia County, WI criminal defense lawyer who is skilled at defending aggravated battery and misdemeanor battery cases.
Rick Coad is a Columbia County, WI criminal defense lawyer who has defended people charged with sex crimes such as first degree sexual assault, second degree sexual assault, third degree sexual assault, fourth degree sexual assault, sexual assault of a minor (statutory rape) and enticement, among others. Sex crime cases can turn on aggressive investigation, challenging physical evidence, and intensive preparation for trial. Sexual Assault Lawyer Rick Coad understands how to effectively defend these charges. Many of the cases he has defended have resulted in dismissal, or reduced charges.
Rick Coad is an experienced lawyer in defending people charged with various types of fraud, including forgery, contractor fraud, fraudulent writings, misrepresentation, check fraud, issue worthless checks, and many other fraud crimes in Columbia County, WI. He understands how to defend financial crimes and has a proven track record of success.
Rick Coad is a defense lawyer who represents people charged with petty theft, retail theft & shoplifting. Theft can be charged in a variety of ways, including theft by employees, forgery and embezzlement. Depending on the value of the property taken, theft charges can be a misdemeanor or felony. Rick has represented Columbia County, WI clients in simple retail theft cases, as well as complex forgery and embezzlement cases.