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3. Consecutive sentences

State v. Brandon J. Matke, 2005 WI App 4, PFR filed 1/6/05 For Matke: James B. Connell Issue/Holding: ¶17. Finally, Matke argues that the trial court erroneously exercised its discretion when it ordered, without explanation, that Matke’s present sentence be consecutive to any other sentences he was then serving. … ¶18. The sole infirmity that Matke cites… Read More

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State v. Peter C. Ramuta, 2003 WI App 80, PFR filed 4/3/03 For Ramuta: Peter M. Koneazny, Richard D. Martin, SPD, Milwaukee Appellate ¶22. Ramuta complains that the cumulative terms of initial confinement-thirty-five years, until he turns seventy-six-are excessive. He claims that the trial court did not adequately explain why the sentences for all but… Read More

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State v. James E. Cole, 2000 WI App 52, 233 Wis. 2d 577, 608 N.W.2d 432 Issue: Whether a sentence can be ordered to run “consecutive to revocation” when the defendant’s parole has not yet been revoked. Holding: A court has authority, under Wis. Stat. § 973.15(2)(a), to make the current sentence consecutive to a revocation… Read More

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State v. David Carneal White, 2000 WI App 147, 237 Wis.2d 699, 615 N.W.2d 667 For White: Jeffrey A. Kingsley Issue: Whether a court has authority to stay a sentence until the defendant is released or discharged from an otherwise unrelated Ch. 980 commitment. Holding: The purposes of § 971.17 NGI and Ch. 980 SVP commitments being similar (¶¶8-9)… Read More

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State v. Daron E. Maron, 214 Wis. 2d 384, 571 N.W.2d 454 (Ct. App. 1997) For Maron: Susan E. Alesia, SPD, Madison Appellate Issue/Holding1: … We conclude that § 973.15(2), Stats., does not give the trial court authority to order that the sentence be served consecutive to jail time already being served as a condition… Read More

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