Follow Us

Facebooktwitterrss
≡ Menu

1. Constitutional issues

State v. Stephen D. Harmon, 2006 WI App 214, PFR filed 10/26/06 For Harmon: Timothy A. Provis Issue/Holding: The § 346.67(1) requirement that a driver provide name, address, vehicle registration number, and driver’s license “to the person struck” does not violate the 5thamendment under controlling authority of California v. Byers, 402 U.S. 426 (1971), notwithstanding that the statute… Read More

{ 0 comments }

State v. Joseph L. Smet, 2005 WI App 263 For Smet: Christopher A. Mutschler Issue/Holding: Proof of “impairment” is not a necessary element of § 346.63, ¶¶12-16. Section 346.63(1)(am) (driving under influence of detectable amount of THC, regardless of impairment) is constitutional as against police power, due process, and equal protection attack, ¶¶6… Read More

{ 0 comments }

State v. Michael J. Carlson, 2002 WI App 44, PFR filed 1/17/02 For Carlson: Christopher A. Mutschler Issue: Whether Carlson was entitled to have his refusal charge dismissed with prejudice because his driver’s license was improperly revoked for nineteen days before he was granted a hearing. Holding: Due process protections — with respect to a hearing before… Read More

{ 0 comments }

State v. Roland Smart, 2002 WI App 240 For Smart: Donald T. Lang, SPD, Madison Appellate Issue: Whether sentencing-guideline disparity for driving while intoxicated under guidelines adopted by local counties pursuant to § 346.65(2m) violates equal protection or due process. Holding: Sentencing guideline disparities need be supported only by rational basis for equal protection purposes, as “(i)t is… Read More

{ 0 comments }