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e. Probable cause absent

State v. Paul L. Linde, 2014AP2445-CR, 8/2/16, District 3 (not recommended for publication); case activity (including briefs) A court commissioner issued a warrant to search Linde’s cabin for evidence of drug manufacturing and for drug paraphernalia. It was based in part on a tip by an anonymous informant, a fact that proved decisive in the… Read More

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State v. Jeremiah R. Popp & Christopher A. Thomas, 2014 WI App 100; case activity: Popp; Thomas The search warrant for the home shared by Popp and Thomas was invalid because the primary basis for the warrant was derived from observations made by police when they trespassed on the defendants’ property and peered into their windows. After… Read More

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Traffic stop – tail lamp violation

State v. Antonio D. Brown, 2013 WI App 17, petition for review granted 10/15/13; case activity Police lacked probable cause to stop Brown for a defective tail lamp, § 347.13, based on one unlit bulb (out of four) in the tail lamp assembly: ¶19 The parties agree with the circuit court’s finding that the police… Read More

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State v. Damon Keith Sutton, 2012 WI App 7 (recommended for publication); for Sutton: Maayan Silver; case activity Reasonable Suspicion – “Frisk,” of Vehicle Reasonable suspicion supported “protective search” of Sutton’s van following routine traffic stop: While the officer ran a document check, Sutton remained in the van. The officer discerned “distinct rocking motions,” which… Read More

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State v. Dimitrius Anagnos, 2011 WI App 118 (recommended for publication); for Anagnos: Barry S. Cohen; case activity; reversed, 2012 WI 64 Traffic Stop – No Turn Signal Failure to use a turn signal where neither traffic nor pedestrians are present doesn’t support a traffic stop: ¶9        Wisconsin Stat. § 346.34(1)(b) states that a driver must use a… Read More

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State v. Jerome Hoehne, 2009AP2561-CR, District 4, 9/15/10 court of appeals decision (1-judge, not for publication); for Hoehen: Bill Ginsberg; BiC; Resp.; Reply Probable Cause – Traffic Violation: Driving in Center Lane Driving in the center lane of a 3-lane highway did not support probable cause to arrest for a traffic violation: ¶8        On appeal, the… Read More

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State v. Adrian J. Jackson, 2008 WI App 109 For Jackson: Craig S. Powell; Brian Kinstler Issue: Whether a warrant established probable cause to search either the entirety of a multi-unit residential building. Holding: ¶19      The magistrate was told only that the informant saw Jackson with two guns “at the residence of 4124 N. 21st Street”… Read More

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State v. Michael Anthony King, 2008 WI App 129 For King: Mark S. Rosen Issue/Holding: Search warrant based on drug transaction occurring 30 days earlier lacked probable cause, ¶32 n. 7: … From our review of the record, it would appear that probable cause as to the search of his residence was stale. The most recent information directly… Read More

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