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3. Alford plea

State v. Henry J. Bloedorn, 2015AP953-CR, 4/6/2016, District 2 (not recommended for publication); case activity (including briefs) Henry Bloedorn brought three ineffective assistance claims regarding the attorney who represented him during his plea and sentencing. That attorney’s unchallenged testimony at the Machner hearing convinced the circuit court, and now the court of appeals, that his performance… Read More

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Alford Plea

State v. Lyle A. Lay, No. 2010AP81-CR, District III, 7/13/10 court of appeals decision (1-judge; not for publication); for Lay: Timothy A, Provis; BiC; Resp.; Reply An Alford plea may be one of “no contest” as well as “guilty”: ¶8      Lay is mistaken that an Alford plea cannot be entered within the context of pleading… Read More

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State v. William F. Williams, 2000 WI App 123, 237 Wis.2d 591, 614 N.W.2d 11 For Williams: Steven P. Weiss, SPD, Madison Appellate Issue: Whether the trial court’s express policy of never accepting an “Alford” plea worked an erroneous refusal to accept such a plea. Holding: ¶8  Even if we were to determine that the… Read More

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State v. Anna Annina, 2006 WI App 202 For Annina: Robert R. Henak Issue/Holding: ¶9        Annina seeks to withdraw her Alford plea on the grounds that a manifest injustice has occurred. “Withdrawal of a plea following sentencing is not allowed unless it is necessary to correct a manifest injustice.”  State v. Smith, 202 Wis.  2d 21, 25, 549… Read More

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