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State v. Justin A. Braunschweig, 2017AP1261-CR, petition for review of an unpublished court of appeals decision granted 6/11/18; case activity (including briefs) Braunschweig was convicted of first-offense OWI causing injury, but that conviction was expunged. So, when he picked up another OWI, was it a first or a second? As discussed in our post on the court of… Read More

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OWI – PAC – Countable Convictions

State v. Frederick J. Scott, 2012AP533-CR, District 3, 9/11/12 court of appeals decision (1-judge, ineligible for publication); case activity The threshold for illegal alcohol concentration is reduced from .08 to .02 for drivers who have at least 3 prior qualifying convictions. Scott had three priors, thus was subject to arrest and prosecution for driving with… Read More

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State v. Lisa M. Arentz, 2011AP2307-CR / State v. Eric R. Hendricks, 2012AP243-CR, District 2, 9/5/12 court of appeals decision (1-judge, ineligible for publication); case activity (Arentz; Hendricks) Criminal OWI prosecution is premised on, and a resulting sentence enhanced by, a prior civil-forfeiture OWI conviction (which does not itself require unanimous jury verdict upon proof beyond reasonable doubt). Arentz… Read More

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on review of unpublished court of appeals decision; for Gracia: Tracey A. Wood; case activity Warrantless Entry – Community Caretaker / OWI Enhancer – Collateral Attack  Issues (Composed by On Point):  Whether the community caretaker doctrine supported entry into Gracia’s bedroom after the police linked him to a serious traffic accident. Whether Gracia’s waiver of counsel in a prior… Read More

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State v. Casey D. Schwandt, 2011AP2301-CR, District 2, 5/16/12 court of appeals decision (1-judge, not for publication); for Schwandt: Erik C. Johnson; case activity Schwandt made a prima facie showing that he did not validly waive counsel in a 1997 OWI conviction used as a penalty enhancer. General Principles. ¶5        A defendant may collaterally attack a prior… Read More

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State v. David D. Austin, 2011AP1042, District 1, 4/10/12 court of appeals decision (1-judge, not for publication); pro se; case activity Because Austin was no longer in custody under the conviction he sought to collaterally attack pursuant to § 974.06, the court lacked jurisdiction to entertain his motion. It is not enough that he was in… Read More

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OWI – Repeater – Collateral Attack

State v. Traci L. Scott, 2011AP2115-CR, District 2, 3/21/12 court of appeals decision (1-judge, not for publication); for Scott: Rex Anderegg; case activity The court rejects Scott’s challenge to a prior OWI conviction, concluding that she aware of the range of punishments, dangers of self-representation, etc. General test recited: ¶2        A defendant facing an enhanced sentence… Read More

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State v. Michael A. Imbruglia, 2011AP1373-CR, District 2, 2/8/12 court of appeals decision (1-judge, not for publication); for Imbruglia: Rick Ramirez; case activity In circuit court, Imbruglia successfully challenged use of a Colorado conviction as an OWI enhancer (on the ground that statute isn’t “substantially similar” to Wisconsin’s). However, after another OWI arrest the very next day… Read More

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