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b. Sufficiency of admission

State v. Alfonso C. Loayza, 2021 WI 11, 2/11/21, reversing a per curiam decision of the court of appeals; case activity (including briefs) The supreme court unanimously holds that the state proved by a preponderance of the evidence that Loayza was convicted of OWI in California in 1990, making his current Wisconsin offense a eighth… Read more


State v. Gavin S. Hill, 2016 WI App 29; case activity (including briefs) The court of appeals holds that the standards for alleging and applying the ordinary repeater enhancer under § 939.62 also govern the domestic abuse repeater enhancer under § 939.621. Thus, the state must either prove that the defendant was convicted of the required predicate… Read more


State v. Razzie Watson, Sr., 2002 WI App 247 For Watson: Dennis Schertz Issue/Holding: ¶5 An admission from a defendant stating, “I am a repeater,” without more, is insufficient to constitute an admission of a prior conviction under WIS. STAT. §973.12(1). As the circuit court indicated in its colloquy, “repeater” and “habitual offender” are legal… Read more


State v. David C. Liebnitz, 231 Wis.2d 272, 603 N.W.2d 208 (1999), on certification For Liebnitz: Rex R. Anderegg. Issue: Whether the defendant sufficiently admitted to an alleged repeater allegation so as to justify enhanced sentencing where, although he never disputed the allegation and in fact received the bargained-for sentence, he never distinctly admitted the… Read more