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7. Resentencing

State v. Quincy Lashawn Baker, 2013AP242-CR, District 1, 1/28/14; court of appeals decision (not recommended for publication); case activity Baker was given a resentencing hearing based on inaccurate information about the maximum periods of confinement and supervision for the crime of conviction (felony murder). (¶¶4-5). At the resentencing hearing before a different judge, the state… Read More

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Pepper v. U.S., USSC No. 09-6822, 3/2/11 In light of the federal sentencing framework described above, we think it clear that when a defendant’s sentence has been set aside on appeal and his case remanded for resentencing, a district court may consider evidence of a defendant’s rehabilitation since his prior sentencing and that such evidence… Read More

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State v. Lord L. Sturdivant, 2009 WI App 5, PFR filed 1/13/09 For Sturdivant: Steven D. Phillips, SPD, Madison Appellate Issue/Holding: The initial sentence was “illegal” (because the court did not order sufficient time on extended supervision). The court granted defendant’s motion for resentencing (because of the illegality) and ordered an increase in supervision time (rather than… Read More

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State v. Lord L. Sturdivant, 2009 WI App 5, PFR filed 1/13/09 For Sturdivant: Steven D. Phillips, SPD, Madison Appellate Issue/Holding: ¶8        Due process “requires that vindictiveness against a defendant for having successfully attacked his first conviction must play no part in the sentence he receives after a new trial.” North Carolina v. Pearce, 395 U.S. 711… Read More

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Re-Sentencing – Generally

State v. Lorenzo Wood, 2007 WI App 190, PFR filed 8/16/07 For Wood: Michael D. Kaiser Issue/Holding: ¶6 “When a resentencing is required for any reason, the initial sentence is a nullity; it ceases to exist.” Carter, 208 Wis. 2d at 154. In resentencing “the court imposes a new sentence after the initial sentence has been held… Read More

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State v. Lorenzo Wood, 2007 WI App 190, PFR filed 8/16/07 For Wood: Michael D. Kaiser Issue/Holding: ¶7 Counsel for Wood points out that published opinions have been somewhat imprecise in distinguishing between the requirements for, and effect of, sentence modification as opposed to resentencing. We acknowledge that language has, on occasion, been imprecise. … …… Read More

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State v. Ronnie L. Thums, 2006 WI App 173 For Thums: Paul G. LaZotte, SPD, Madison Appellate Issue/Holding: The remedy for a sentence imposed under an incorrect penalty scheme is resentencing: ¶14      Both parties agree that if the sentence the circuit court imposed was improper, Thums is entitled to be resentenced as to both components of… Read More

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State v. Frederick W. Prager, 2005 WI App 95 For Prager: Daniel P. Fay Issue: Whether, six days after original sentencing and imposition of probation, the State’s proffered new factor (that defendant had quitclaimed the jointly owned farm to his wife) supported a modification to an active prison term. Holding: Although the term of probation was… Read More

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