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State v. Edward W. Johnson, Jr., 2002 WI App 166 For Johnson: Robert T. Ruth Issue/Holding: Wages lost by a stepparent’s accompanying the victim to court aren’t subject to restitution; lost wages are limited to those persons identified in § 973.20(5)(b). ¶¶22-23. Issue/Holding: A stepparent is not victim for § 973.20(1r) restitution purposes, ¶¶17-19. (However, a stepparent may qualify as an… Read More

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State v. James N. Storlie, 2002 WI App 163 For Storlie: William E. Schmaal, SPD, Madison Appellate Issue: Whether the destruction of “stop sticks” caused by defendant’s flight from the police is properly subject to a restitution order. Holding: ¶10…. (T)he government is entitled to restitution for losses incurred when it is a victim as a direct… Read More

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State v. Garren G. Gribble, 2001 WI App 227, PFR filed For Gribble: Charles B. Vetzner, SPD, Madison Appellate Issue: Whether, on a conviction for homicide of a child, the child’s mother and aunt could be considered victims within the meaning of § 973.20(1r) so as to support restitution for their counseling costs. Holding: “Victim” in § 973.20(1r) is assigned… Read More

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State v. Troy B. Baker, 2001 WI App 100, 243 Wis. 2d 77, 626 N.W.2d 862 For Baker: William E. Schmaal, SPD, Madison Appellate Issue: Whether the county DHS, which paid out testing expenses for a sexual assault victim, may be considered for restitution purposes an “insurer, surety or other person who has compensated [the]… Read More

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State v. Gabriel L. Ortiz, 2001 WI App 215 For Ortiz: Eileen A. Hirsch, SPD, Madison Appellate Issue: Whether restitution may be ordered under § 973.20 for overtime police costs. Holding: ¶20. The collective effect of Schmaling and Howard-Hastings is the following. A governmental entity can, in the appropriate case, be a victim entitled to restitution. (Howard-Hastings). Where the defendant’s conduct… Read More

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State v. Crystal L. Bizzle, 222 Wis. 2d 100, 585 N.W. 899 (Ct. App. 1998) For Bizzle: Charles B. Vetzner, SPD, Madison Appellate Issue/Holding: To define “crime prevention organization” to include law enforcement agencies would lead to absurd results. By ordering a defendant to make a contribution to a “crime prevention organization,” a court could… Read More

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