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Published 2017

State v. A.L., 2017 WI App 72, petition for review granted 6/11/18, affirmed, 2019 WI 20; case activity; review granted 6/11/18 The court of appeals holds that § 938.30(5) permits a juvenile court to order the re-evaluation of competency of a juvenile previously found not competent to proceed even though the juvenile was also found not likely to… Read More

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State v. Damien Markeith Divone Scott, 2017 WI App 74; case activity (including briefs) In this case of first impression in Wisconsin, the court of appeals holds that the stop of a car at a police checkpoint was justified by the “special needs” of law enforcement. After police responded to a report of an armed robbery they… Read More

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State v. Guy S. Hillary, 2017 WI App 67; case activity (including briefs) In this case, a deputy applied for a warrant, saying he had received anonymous information on June 13, 2014 that a subject went to Guy S Hillary’s residence to fix a vehicle and Hillary proceeded to show the complainant a very large… Read More

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State v. Robert Torres, 2017 WI App 60; case activity (including briefs) It’s unclear why this opinion is recommended for publication–it seems to be a pretty straightforward application of the law to a particular fact situation.The police got a call from the downstairs tenant in a two-unit apartment building, reporting “narcotics in progress.” When the… Read More

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State v. Michel L. Wortman, 2017 WI App 61; case activity (including briefs) A glitch in the OWI penalty statute appears to suggest that OWI 7th and greater offenses don’t allow for a fine, but only for the imposition of the forfeiture provided for first-offense OWI. The court of appeals concludes otherwise. The court also rejects Wortman’s… Read More

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State v. Kavin K. Nesbit, 2017 WI App 58; case activity (including briefs) Nesbit ran out of gas on I 94. He and his buddy were walking on the shoulder, red can in hand, to get gas when Deputy Fowles pulled up and told them he’d give them a ride to and from the gas… Read More

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State v. Anthony Alvarado, 2017 WI App 53; case activity (including briefs) In this recommended-for-publication opinion, the court of appeals tackles an issue of first impression in Wisconsin. Alvarado stood trial for second-degree sexual assault, and the jury was instructed both on that count and the lesser included offense of third-degree sexual assault. The jury… Read More

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State v. Samuel Silverstein, 2017 WI App 64; case activity (including briefs) Pursuant to a warrant, police searched Silverstein’s computer for child porn. The “informer” was Tumblr, which is required by federal law to report suspected child pornography to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Silverstein challenged the warrant as well as the mandatory… Read More

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