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SVP – Trial – Jury Selection – Number of Peremptory Challenges

State v. Thomas Treadway, 2002 WI App 195
For Treadway: Lynn E. Hackbarth

Issue: Whether a respondent is entitled to the number of peremptory challenges prescribed by § 972.03, because of the potential for life-long custody.

Holding: Because an SVP respondent is entitled to periodic review, the analogy to a life sentence fails, and peremptory challenges are regulated by § 805.08(3) (three challenges, plus one if additional jurors are to be selected).

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