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d. Guidelines

State v. Robert P. Vesper, 2018 WI App 31; case activity (including briefs) Vesper complains that when he was sentenced for his 7th OWI offense the judge didn’t give a separate explanation for why it was imposing a fine in addition to prison time. Over a dissent, the court of appeals concludes the judge said enough to… Read more


Fines – Guidelines, Applicability

State v. Bruce J. Kuechler, 2003 WI App 245 For Kuechler: Charles B. Vetzner, SPD, Madison Appellate Issue/Holding: In sentencing for OWI, “it was not error for the court to seek guidance from the local guidelines” in determining the fine on an OWI sentence. ¶10, citing State v. Jorgensen, 2003 WI 105, ¶¶2, 27, __ Wis. 2d… Read more