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Attorney Disciplinary Hearing

Attorney Daniel Parks has appealed a report filed by Referee William Eich concluding that Attorney Parks committed eight of 14 alleged counts of professional misconduct and recommending that Attorney Parks' license to practice law in Wisconsin be suspended for 14 months, rather than the two-year suspension sought by the Office of Lawyer Regulation (OLR).

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Frivolous Appeal

Ray Peterson filed this small-claims action in which he (1) alleged that Stanley Beatty, doing business as Abner Boiler and Heating Company, was responsible for the failure of a boiler approximately one year after Beatty installed the boiler, and (2) sought reimbursement of the cost to replace that boiler.

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Postconviction Motion Denied

Shawn A. Hodgkins appeals from a judgment of conviction and an order denying his postconviction motion, arguing that the judgment should be amended to stay the collection of court costs until his probation begins and that his prison sentence should be reduced in light of the victim’s postsentencing letter requesting a reduced sentence to allow Hodgkins to help parent their child.

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5th Amendment Violation – Double Jeopardy

He also appeals an order denying postconviction relief. The issue on appeal is whether the State’s prosecution of Schultz for sexually assaulting a child “on or about October 19, 2012” violated Schultz’s constitutional right to be free from double jeopardy because he was previously prosecuted for, and acquitted of, the repeated sexual assault of the same child “in the late summer to early fall of 2012.”

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