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SVP – Pretrial – Probable Cause Hearing – Timeliness

State v. Matthew A.B., 231 Wis.2d 688, 605 N.W.2d 598 (Ct. App. 1999)
For Matthew A.B.: Mary E. Waitrovich, SPD, Madison Appellate

Issue: Whether the probable cause hearing was held within 72 hours of filing of the Ch. 980 petition, as required by § 980.04(2).

Holding: The trial court’s finding that the hearing was held within 72 hours of filing, exclusive of the weekend, is not clearly erroneous. (Underlying question of whether a violation would deprive the trial court of competency held open.) ¶¶15-17.

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