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State v. William C. MacDonald, 2020AP605-CR, 10/14/21, District 4 (not recommended for publication); case activity (including briefs) Section 973.042(2) mandates a $500 surcharge for each image “associated with the crime” of possession of child pornography. The State charged MacDonald with 10 counts of possessing child porn. He pled “no contest” to a single charge. The… Read more

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State v. Anthony M. Schmidt, 2021 WI 65, 6/18/21, on bypass from the court of appeals; case activity (including briefs) “We also conclude that the child pornography surcharge applies to images of child pornography that form the basis of read-in charges of sexual exploitation of a child or possession of child pornography, so long as… Read more

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State v. Richard J. Sulla, 2016 WI 46, 6/14/16, reversing an unpublished per curiam court of appeals decision; case activity (including briefs) Sulla entered a plea agreement requiring him to plead “no contest” to two counts and the State to dismiss and “read in” two other counts for purposes of sentencing and restitution. But after… Read more

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Review of an unpublished per curiam court of appeals decision; case activity Issues (derived from the court of appeals opinion): Whether, in order to get an evidentiary hearing, a defendant’s postconviction motion to withdraw his plea because he did not understand the “read-in” concept  must allege that he would have pled differently if  he had understood the “read-in”… Read more

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State v. Michael L. Frey, 2012 WI 99, affirming unpublished decision; case activity Sentencing Discretion – Reliance on Dismissed Charge  The sentencing court may consider charges “dismissed” or “dismissed outright” (as opposed to read-ins) ¶47  To discharge its obligation to discern a defendant’s character, “[a] sentencing court may consider uncharged and unproven offenses,” State v. Leitner, 2002 WI 77, ¶45, 253… Read more

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State v. Charles A. Clayton-Jones, 2010AP2239-CR, District 4, 12/15/11 court of appeals decision (not recommended for publication); for Clayton-Jones: Martin E. Kohler, Craig S. Powell; case activity  Clayton-Jones resolved a 2006 charge (involving sexual assault of a boy) with a plea bargain, in which the state was to recommend 12 years initial confinement. Before sentencing… Read more

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State v. Henry Edward Reed, Jr., 2009AP3149-CR,  District 1, 1/11/11 court of appeals decision (3-judge, not recommended for publication); for Reed: Basil M. Loeb; case activity; Reed BiC; State Resp. Guilty Plea Colloquy – Plea Questionnaire Reed’s claim that he didn’t understand the significance of read-in offenses is defeated by their coverage in the plea… Read more

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State v. David G. Straszkowski, 2008 WI 65, affirming summary order For Straszkowski Philip J. Brehm Issue: Whether, for a guilty plea to be “knowing and intelligent,” the defendant must be aware that a read-in is deemed an admission for sentencing purposes. Holding: ¶3   We conclude that the record clearly demonstrates that neither the State… Read more

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