Follow Us

Facebooktwitterrss
≡ Menu

Published 2012

State v. Shawn David Schulpius, 2012 WI App 134; court of appeals decision (recommended for publication); case activity SVP Discharge Hearing – Showing Required, § 980.09(2)  Before granting discharge hearing on a ch. 980 petition, the circuit court must satisfy itself that the petition answers two concerns: First, under § 980.09(1) “paper-review” determination, the petition alleges sufficient facts… Read More

{ 0 comments }

State v. Tony J. Lalicata, 2012 WI App 138 (recommended for publication); case activity Probation is not an available disposition under § 948.02(1)(b) (child sexual assault). By mandating that “the court shall impose a bifurcated sentence” with a confinement portion of at least 25 years for that offense, § 939.616 forecloses the possibility of probation: ¶14      …  We… Read More

{ 0 comments }

Guilty Plea Colloquy: Party-to-a-Crime Liability

State v. Calvin L. Brown, 2012 WI 139 (recommended for publication); case activity A guilty plea colloquy need not include an explanation of ptac liability when the defendant directly committed the crime: ¶13      …  Although the trial court did not explain that, by directly committing the La Quinta robbery, Brown was “concerned” in… Read More

{ 0 comments }

State v. Joshua A. Prescott, 2012 WI App 136; case activity Felon-in-possession, § 941.29, was properly joined for trial with reckless injury by use of dangerous weapon: ¶17      Based on our review of the record, we agree with the trial court that the charges were properly joined. The felon in possession and reckless injury charges were… Read More

{ 0 comments }

State v. Thomas E. Schmidt, 2012 WI App 137 (recommended for publication); case activity After performing an HGN test, which exhibited 6 out of 6 indicia of impairment, Schmidt was arrested for OWI. At the ensuing trial, he asserted diabetes as a possible cause for the HGN result. The trial court ordered, as a condition of his… Read More

{ 1 comment }

State v. Gary M. Hemmingway, 2012 WI App 133; case activity Stalking,  § 940.32(2m)(a), which previously survived overbreadth and vagueness challenges based on rights to travel and equal protection, State v. Ruesch, 214 Wis. 2d 548, 571 N.W.2d 898 (Ct. App. 1997), now withstands a free-speech challenge: The statute isn’t a facially overbroad regulation of protected… Read More

{ 0 comments }

State v. Allen Dell Vaughn, 2012 WI App 129 (recommended for publication); case activity Waiver / Forfeiture of Right, Generally  Waiver is the intentional relinquishment or abandonment of a known right or privilege; forfeiture is:  (1) the failure to object to something without intending to relinquish that which an objection might have preserved and (2) doing something incompatible with… Read More

{ 0 comments }

State v. Marilee F. Devries, 2012 WI App 119 (recommended for publication); case activity Devries’ probation agent, after detecting alcohol on her breath during a visit at the probation office, had a law enforcement officer administer a preliminary breath test. One thing led to another and she was convicted of OWI. She challenges the PBT… Read More

{ 0 comments }