Wisconsin Court of Appeals
Criminal Procedure — ineffective assistance
Joseph Johnson appeals an order of the circuit court denying his motion for postconviction relief without a Machner hearing. Johnson filed a motion for postconviction relief seeking a new trial because his trial counsel provided ineffective assistance of counsel during voir dire. He contends on appeal that the court erred in denying his motion without a hearing because, according to him, the motion set forth sufficient facts entitling him to a fact-finding hearing. This court disagrees and therefore affirms. This opinion will not be published.
Dist IV, La Crosse County, Gonzalez, J., Sherman, J.
Attorneys: For Appellant: Vahle, Rebecca J., Madison; For Respondent: Weber, Gregory M., Madison; Gruenke, Tim, La Crosse; Hynek, Emily E., La Crosse