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State v. Everardo A. Lopez, 2001 WI App 265 For Lopez: Margaret A. Maroney, SPD, Madison Appellate Issue: Whether plea withdrawal is the appropriate remedy where the record contains no evidence that Lopez understood all elements of the offense Holding: ¶22. The proper remedy upon determining that the State failed to establish that Lopez understood the… Read More

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State v. Everardo A. Lopez, 2001 WI App 265 For Lopez: Margaret A. Maroney, SPD, Madison Appellate Issue: Whether Lopez made a prima facie showing that the plea colloquy was inadequate. Holding: The Spanish-speaking Lopez had problems, acknowledged by the trial court, communicating with his interpreter and necessitating a continuance of the plea hearing. At neither the… Read More

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.State v. Bobby G. Grant, 230 Wis.2d 90, 601 N.W.2d 8 (Ct. App. 1999) For Grant: Patrick M. Donnelly, SPD, Madison Appellate Issue: Whether Grant’s waiver of jury trial was invalid because the trial court failed to advise that the verdict must be unanimous. Holding: The procedure applicable to challenging guilty pleas, State v. Bangert, 131 Wis. 2d… Read More

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State v. Robert J. Nichelson, 220 Wis. 2d 214, 582 N.W.2d 460 (Ct. App. 1998) For Nichelson: Paul M. Moldenhauer Issue/Holding: fn. 8: The State’s right to question a defendant’s attorney when the defendant alleges that the attorney failed to properly inform him or her before entering a plea is established in State v. Van… Read More

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State v. Robert J. Nichelson, 220 Wis. 2d 214, 582 N.W.2d 460 (Ct. App. 1998) For Nichelson: Paul M. Moldenhauer Issue/Holding: It therefore appears to be an issue of first impression in Wisconsin whether a court can accept a negative inference to establish proof by clear and convincing evidence. Under the beyond a reasonable doubt… Read More

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State v. Robert J. Nichelson, 220 Wis. 2d 214, 582 N.W.2d 460 (Ct. App. 1998) For Nichelson: Paul M. Moldenhauer Issue/Holding: The State concedes that the discussion between Willett and Nichelson did not include a “complete catalogue of the elements of the offense.” It also appears to concede that, “examined in a vacuum, the above… Read More

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