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Voluntary Statements – Generally

State v. Scott Kiekhefer, 212 Wis. 2d 460, 569 N.W.2d 316 (Ct. App. 1997) For Kiekhefer: Linda Hornik Issue/Holding: In determining whether a statement (confession) was voluntary, courts must independently examine the record and apply the totality of circumstances test. See Arizona v. Fulminante, 499 U.S. 279, 286-87 (1991). “In examining all the surrounding circumstances to… Read More

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State v. David W. Suchocki, 208 Wis. 2d 509, 561 N.W.2d 332 (Ct. App. 1997) For Suchocki: Martha A. Askins, SPD, Madison Appellate Issue/Holding: Requiring any defendant to demonstrate that the marital relationship actually influenced the writer’s impressions and recommendations would present an insurmountable hurdle to any defendant attempting to challenge a PSI. The reasons… Read More

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State v. David W. Suchocki, 208 Wis. 2d 509, 561 N.W.2d 332 (Ct. App. 1997) For Suchocki: Martha A. Askins, SPD, Madison Appellate Issue/Holding: Our supreme court has acknowledged the importance of the PSI to the sentencing process. See State v. McQuay, 154 Wis.2d 116, 130-31, 452 N.W.2d 377, 383 (1990). The integrity of the sentencing… Read More

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State v. David W. Suchocki, 208 Wis. 2d 509, 561 N.W.2d 332 (Ct. App. 1997) For Suchocki: Martha A. Askins, SPD, Madison Appellate Issue/Holding: Suchocki claims that his due process right to a fair sentencing hearing was violated. Accordingly, he must demonstrate both bias in the PSI writer and that the sentencing process was prejudiced… Read More

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State v. David W. Suchocki, 208 Wis. 2d 509, 561 N.W.2d 332 (Ct. App. 1997) For Suchocki: Martha A. Askins, SPD, Madison Appellate Issue/Holding: The use of a PSI is a matter within the court’s discretion. The court has discretion to order a PSI and to determine the extent to which it will rely upon… Read More

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State v. Daron E. Maron, 214 Wis. 2d 384, 571 N.W.2d 454 (Ct. App. 1997) For Maron: Susan E. Alesia, SPD, Madison Appellate Issue/Holding1: … We conclude that § 973.15(2), Stats., does not give the trial court authority to order that the sentence be served consecutive to jail time already being served as a condition… Read More

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State v. Scott Kiekhefer, 212 Wis. 2d 460, 569 N.W.2d 316 (Ct. App. 1997) For Kiekhefer: Linda Hornik Issue/Holding: The odor of burning marijuana from within a closed bedroom did not create exigent circumstances for the police, who did have permission to be in the house, to enter the bedroom: According to Londre, they believed Kiekhefer… Read More

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State v. Gordon Hammer, 216 Wis. 2d 214, 576 N.W.2d 285 (Ct. App 1997) For Hammer: Charles W. Jones, Jr. Issue: Whether juror unanimity is required for burglary, as to which felony was intended during the unlawful entry. Holding: In addressing Hammer’s unanimity claim, we engage in a two-step process. We must first determine whether… Read More

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