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December 2021 publication list

On December 27, 2021, the court of appeals ordered publication of the following criminal law related decisions: State v. Laverne Ware, Jr., 2021 WI App 83 (emergency aid exception justified entry into garage where corpse was found) State v. Alex Scott Stone, 2021 WI App 84 (restitution award twice the value of the victim’s property… Read more

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State v. Carl Lee McAdory, 2021 WI App 89; case activity (including briefs) McAdory was charged with driving with a detectable amount of restricted controlled substances—cocaine and THC—and driving under the influence of those substances. At trial, the state convinced the trial judge to modify the standard jury instruction for the latter charge, Wis. J.I.—Criminal… Read more

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November 2021 publication list

The court of appeals has ordered the publication of the following criminal law related opinion: State v. Randy L. Bolstad, 2021 WI App 81 (defendant entitled to resentencing because sentencing court failed to consider the gravity of the offense)… Read more

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State v. Alex Stone Scott, 2021 WI App 84; case activity This split, recommended-for-publication opinion, merits further review.  Scott drove M.S.’s truck without her permission and damaged it in the process.  Undamaged, the truck’s Kelly Bluebook value was $2,394. M.S. testified that she did not want to repair the truck, but the circuit court nevertheless… Read more

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State v. Roman T. Wise, 2021 WI App 87; case activity (including briefs) Wise was convicted of 4 counts of fleeing or eluding an officer under §346.04(3). He claimed trial counsel was ineffective for failing to seek dismissal of 3 of his 4 charges on the grounds that they were multiplicitous. The court of appeals… Read more

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State v. Laverne Ware, Jr., 2021 WI App 83; case activity (including briefs) When the parties filed their initial briefs in this appeal, it was a community-caretaker case. But during briefing, the Supreme Court decided Caniglia v. Strom, which made clear that this doctrine doesn’t permit searches in the home (in the process invalidating some… Read more

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State v. Joseph L. Slater, 2021 WI App 88; case activity (including briefs) Slater had a prison sentence imposed and then stayed in favor of probation. While on probation, he was arrested on three new charges. The department of corrections revoked his probation pretty quickly, but he didn’t get sent to prison: instead, he remained… Read more

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State v. Randy L. Bolstad, 2021 WI App 81; case activity (including briefs) Long, long ago, in a galaxy far away, SCOW held that when circuit courts sentence a defendant, they must demonstrate their exercise of discretion on the record. State v. Gallion, 2004 WI 42, 270 Wis. 2d 535, 678 N.W.2d 197. Circuit courts… Read more

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