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Disorderly conduct in the use of a drone and the hazards of going pro se

Village of DeForest v. Alexei Strelchenko, 2016AP1814, 2/16/17, District 4 (1-judge opinion, ineligible for publication); case activity

Just how did Strelchenko misuse his drone? Unfortunately, we do not know. He proceeded pro se and neglected to include a copy of the trial transcript in the appellate record. It is the appellant’s job to ensure that the record is sufficient for the court of appeals to review the issues. If he fails this task, the court of appeals assumes that the missing parts of the record support the circuit court’s decision. See State Bank of Hartland v. Arndt, 129 Wis. 2d 411, 425, 385 N.W.2d 219 (Ct. App. 1986). That’s what the court of appeals did here, and that is why Strelchenko lost.

Update: An On Point reader says if you want more information on how Strelchenko used the drone and what happened at trial, click here.

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