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Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

By: Derek Hawkins//May 19, 2020

Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

By: Derek Hawkins//May 19, 2020

WI Court of Appeals – District II

Case Name: State of Wisconsin v. Thomas F. Ball, II

Case No.: 2018AP2184; 20182185-CR

Officials: Neubauer, C.J., Reilly, P.J., and Gundrum, J.

Focus: Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

In these consolidated cases, Thomas F. Ball, II, appeals from judgments convicting him of nine crimes and from the orders denying his postconviction motions.  Ball contends defense counsel performed ineffectively at resentencing by failing to challenge the structure of his sentences and his sentence credit and failing to request a restitution hearing. He also contends a new factor merits sentence modification. His arguments are unpersuasive; we 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. [/box]


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