Wisconsin Court of Appeals
Criminal Procedure — right to counsel — unequivocal invocation
Raul Gonzales appeals a judgment convicting him of causing mental harm to a child. He entered a no-contest plea after the court denied his motion to suppress statements he made to detective Walter Wall. Pursuant to Wis. Stat. § 971.31(10) (2009-10), Gonzales seeks review of the order denying the motion to suppress. Because we conclude that Gonzales unequivocally invoked his right to counsel before making any incriminatory statements, we reverse the judgment and remand the matter for further proceedings at which Gonzales’ statements will not be admissible. This opinion will not be published.
2011AP1990-CR State v. Gonzales
Dist II, Waukesha County, Gundrum, J., Per Curiam
Attorneys: For Appellant: Bonneson, Paul G., Milwaukee; For Respondent: Balistreri, Thomas J., Madison; Schimel, Brad, Waukesha