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F. Sec. 971.17, NGI

NGI – “Serious Property Damage”

State v. Wendy A. Brown, 2010 WI App 113; for Brown: William E. Schmaal, SPD, Madison Appellate; BiC; Resp.; Reply The significant risk of “serious property damage” underlying an NGI institutionalization-commitment, § 971.17(3)(a), doesn’t require physical damage to property; loss of money or goods — from identity theft in this instance — suffices: ¶13      The above definitions of… Read More

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State v. John A. Wood, 2010 WI 17

Wisconsin supreme court decision; below: certification; for Wood: Kristin E. Lehker; for amicus, Disability Rights Watch: Kristin Kerschensteiner; Supp. App. Br.; Supp. Resp.; Supp. Reply Due Process Challenge to Statute ¶13      A party may challenge a law or government action as being unconstitutional on its face.  Under such a challenge, the challenger must show that the law cannot… Read More

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State v. Paul A. Wilinski, 2008 WI App 170 For Wilinski: Jefren E. Olsen, SPD, Madison Appellate Issue/Holding: ¶11      Wisconsin courts have not yet articulated the standard for reviewing a circuit court’s order for commitment under Wis. Stat. § 971.17(3)(a). The State proposes that courts should review such orders under a sufficiency of the evidence standard… Read More

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State v. Paul A. Wilinski, 2008 WI App 170 For Wilinski: Jefren E. Olsen, SPD, Madison Appellate Issue/Holding: NGI commitment to institutional care supported by the evidence, in that The nature of the offense itself (violent assault coupled with threat to kill) supported a finding of significant risk of harm if Wilinski were released (¶13); Wilinski… Read More

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State v. Jennifer F. Francis, 2005 WI App 161 For Francis: Hans P. Koesser Issue: Whether the trial court must engage the defendant in a personal colloquy before allowing an NGI plea, § 971.06(1)(d), to be abandoned. Holding: Because an NGI plea is not a constitutional or otherwise fundamental right, a personal colloquy with the defendant isn’t… Read More

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State v. Richard A. Devore, 2004 WI App 87, PFR filed 4/21/04 For Devore: Catherine M. Canright Issue/Holding:  ¶1 Richard Devore appeals an order denying his motion to be transferred to Minnesota under the Interstate Compact on Mental Health, WIS. STAT. § 51.75. He contends the circuit court erred when it concluded that, as a matter of… Read More

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NGI — Revocation — Timeliness of Petition

State v. George Schertz, 2002 WI App 289 For Schertz: Barbara A. Cadwell Issue/Holding: The provision in § 971.17(3)(e) for hearing within 30 days a petition for revocation of NGI conditional release is directory, not mandatory. ¶¶7-14… Read More

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Self-Incrimination — Defendant’s Right to Refuse to Testify at NGI Phase

State v. James G. Langenbach, 2001 WI App 222 For Langenbach: Patrick M. Donnelly, SPD, Madison Appellate Issue: Whether the state may call a defendant to testify, as an adverse witness, at Phase II of an NGI trial, following Phase I guilty plea. Holding: A guilty plea doesn’t necessarily result in loss of fifth amendment… Read More

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