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a. Stipulation

State v. Alphonso Lamont Willis, 2016AP791-CR, 7/18/17, District 1 (not recommended for publication); case activity (including briefs) Alphonso Willis appeals his jury-trial conviction of first-degree intentional homicide and being a felon in possession of a firearm. He raises several claims for a new trial and also asks for resentencing. The court of appeals rejects the… Read more


State v. Juan Angel Orengo, 2011AP137, District 1, 2/28/12 court of appeals decision (not recommended for publication); for Orengo: Robert R. Henak; case activity Counsel’s failure to attempt severance, from a drug charge, of a felon-in-possession-of-weapon count, didn’t amount to ineffective assistance. ¶8        Wisconsin law recognizes that guns and drug dealers go together.  See State v. Guy, 172 Wis. 2d 86… Read more


Instructions — Omitted Element — “Fact-Law Distinction”

See summary of State v. Thomas Scott Bailey Smith, Sr., 2005 WI 104, here. Omitted Issues – Stalking: Submission to Jury of Prior Conviction for “Violence” Despite Stipulation State v. Jeffrey A. Warbelton, 2009 WI 6, affirming 2008 WI App 42 For Warbelton: Paul G. Lazotte, SPD, Madison Appellate Issue/Holding: On a trial for stalking… Read more