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7. Plain Error

State v. James D. Lammers, 2009 WI App 136, PFR filed 9/16/09For Lammers: Amelia L. Bizzaro Issue/Holding: ¶12      “Plain error” means a clear or obvious error, one that likely deprived the defendant of a basic constitutional right. State v. Frank, 2002 WI App 31, ¶25, 250 Wis. 2d 95, 640 N.W.2d 198 (Ct. App. 2001)… Read More

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State v. Ronald J. Frank, 2002 WI App 31, PFR filed 1/2/02 For Frank: Jane K. Smith Issue: Whether testimonial references to an accepted offer to take a polygraph amounted to plain error. Holding: Plain error, § 901.03(4), requires “obvious” error, and is reserved for likely violations of basic constitutional right: “Frank identified no basic… Read More

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