Ineffective assistance; prior convictions
David Jensen appeals from an amended judgment of conviction for one count of first-degree sexual assault of a child, and an order denying Jensen’s motion for a new trial based on ineffective assistance. Jensen asserts he is entitled to a new trial because the prosecutor compromised the jury’s ability to fairly resolve the credibility dispute between Jensen and the victim by inquiring into the facts underlying Jensen’s criminal history. We conclude Jensen’s attorney was deficient for failing to object to this prejudicial examination and agree Jensen was denied effective assistance of counsel. Accordingly, we reverse and remand for a new trial.
This opinion will not be published.
2009AP2750-CR State v. Jensen
Dist III, Kewaunee County, Mleziva, J., Per Curiam
Attorneys: For Appellant: Lang, Donald T., Madison; For Respondent: Wellman, Sally L., Madison; Naze, Andrew P., Kewaunee