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Double Jeopardy

By: Derek Hawkins//July 30, 2019//

Double Jeopardy

By: Derek Hawkins//July 30, 2019//

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WI Court of Appeals – District I

Case Name: State of Wisconsin v. Andreal Washington

Case No.: 2018AP1254-CR

Officials: Brash, P.J., Kessler and Dugan, JJ.

Focus: Double Jeopardy

Andreal Washington appeals a nonfinal order of the circuit court denying his motion to dismiss the second-degree reckless homicide charge against him on the grounds that this prosecution violates double jeopardy. Washington was previously acquitted of felony murder regarding the death of Travis Deon Williams. The State then subsequently filed the current charges against Washington for Williams’s death.

We conclude that the circuit court properly denied Washington’s motion to dismiss. We therefore affirm.

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Derek A Hawkins is trademark corporate counsel for Harley-Davidson. Hawkins oversees the prosecution and maintenance of the Harley-Davidson’s international trademark portfolio in emerging markets.

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