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November 2009

State v. Antonio K. Phillips, 2009 WI App 179

court of appeals decision; for Phillips: Michael J. Backes; case activity Warrantless Entry - Exigent Circumstances  ¶8        There are four exigent circumstances that may justify a warrantless search: “(1) an arrest made in ‘hot pursuit,’ (2) a threat to safety of a suspect or others, (3) a risk that evidence will be destroyed, and (4)… Read More

State v. Jeremy D. Schladweiler, 2009 WI App 177

Sentence modification based on new factor; Earned Release Program and Challenge Incarceration Program State v. Jeremy D. Schladweiler, 2008AP3119-CR, Dist II, 11/11/09 Pro se  Issue/Holding: ¶7        Sentence modification involves a two-step process. State v. Franklin, 148 Wis. 2d 1, 8, 434 N.W.2d 609 (1989). First, a defendant must show the existence of a new factor… Read More