Mandatory minimum sentences
The State appeals an order granting Thompson a new trial after a jury found him guilty of one count of first-degree sexual assault of a child under the age of thirteen. The circuit court concluded that the failure to inform Thompson of the applicable mandatory minimum sentence prior to trial violated Thompson’s constitutional due process rights. We disagree and explain that Thompson has not otherwise provided a persuasive reason to affirm the circuit court. Accordingly, we reverse. Not recommended for publication in the official reports.
2009AP1505-CR State v. Thompson
Dist IV, Wood County, Zappen, J., Lundsten, J.
Attorneys: For Appellant: Henkelmann, John P., Wisconsin Rapids; Pray, Eileen W., Madison; For Respondent: La Chapelle, J. P., Wisconsin Rapids