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Criminal Procedure — cash bail

Wisconsin Court of Appeals


Criminal Procedure — cash bail

Erwin Beckom appeals judgments and an order of the circuit court applying a cash bond, that was posted relating to a case that was dismissed, toward a fine relating to a charge in a different case. Beckom argues that Wis. Stat. § 969.02(7) requires that a court return a bond posted in a case in which the charges have been dismissed and, thus, the circuit court erred by applying the bond he posted on the case that was dismissed and read in to the fine resulting from a conviction in a different case. Because Beckom’s argument would lead to an absurd result under § 969.02, I affirm the decision of the circuit court. This opinion will not be published.

2012AP159-CR, 2012AP160-CR State v. Beckom

Dist IV, La Crosse County, Horne, J., Lundsten, P.J.

Attorneys: For Appellant: Lee, Devon M., Madison; For Respondent: Weber, Gregory M., Madison; Gruenke, Tim, La Crosse; Xiong, Amesia Ngialah, La Crosse

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