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Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

Scott L. Nutting appeals from a judgment of conviction for second-degree sexual assault of a child and an order denying his postconviction motion for relief.

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Termination of Parental Rights

R.P. appeals orders terminating her parental rights to her daughters, Amanda and Nicole. R.P. argues the circuit court erroneously exercised its discretion in concluding that terminating her parental rights was in the children’s best interests.

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Sentencing Guidelines – Resentencing

Vaylan G. Morris appeals his judgment of conviction entered after he pled guilty to second-degree recklessly endangering safety as a party to a crime, and the trial court’s order denying his postconviction motion for resentencing.

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Court Error – Injunctions

Michael Lorentz appeals a judgment, entered following a jury trial, that convicted him of one count of knowingly violating a domestic abuse injunction, contrary to WIS. STAT. § 813.12(8)(a), and three counts of knowingly violating a child abuse injunction, contrary to WIS. STAT. § 813.122(11).

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Statutory Interpretation – OWI

Keith Shoeder was observed operating his riding lawn mower on the shoulder of a public roadway and was subsequently arrested for fourth-offense operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (OWI).

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Plea Colloquy

Orlando C. Davis appeals the judgment of conviction, entered on his guilty pleas to the following three misdemeanors...

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Sentencing Guidelines

In 1991 Michael Daniels was sentenced to 35 years in prison for drug-trafficking crimes he committed while leading the violent Brothers of the Struggle street gang in Milwaukee in the 1980s.

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Equitable Estoppel

John Vergara, Carlos Ruiz, and Jose Garcia filed a civil-rights lawsuit against the City of Chicago and Chicago Police Officers John Dal Ponte, Boonserm Srisuch, and Perry Nigro.

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Sentencing Guidelines

Anthony Gardner was arrested after firing a gun at two vehicles thought to be driven by rival gang members.

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Small Claims – Cost Reimbursement

Samuel Polhamus, acting pro se, appeals a circuit court order dismissing his small claims complaint seeking reimbursement of the cost of retrieving his vehicle after it was towed and impounded.

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Prisoner – Involuntary Commitment

K.E.K. appeals two decisions of the circuit court: one to extend K.E.K.’s involuntary commitment and the other requiring involuntary medication and treatment.

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Jury Instructions

A jury found Mark Kusters guilty of first-degree reckless homicide for the shooting death of Richard Flynn.

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Guardian Ad Litem Costs

In these consolidated pro se appeals, K.F. and M.F. appeal the circuit court’s decision ordering them to reimburse Vernon County for guardian ad litem costs. K.F. and M.F. also appeal the order denying their motion to modify the order for reimbursement.

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Attorney Disciplinary Hearing

The respondent-appellant, Christopher A. Mutschler, appeals Referee Jonathan V. Goodman's report recommending that we deny Attorney Mutschler's petition for reinstatement of his license to practice law in Wisconsin, following his 2011 consensual license revocation.

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Attorney Disciplinary Hearing

In this reciprocal discipline matter, Attorney Tracy R. Eichhorn-Hicks has entered into a stipulation with the Office of Lawyer Regulation (OLR).

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Order Correcting Opinion

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that corrections were made to paragraphs 2, 13, and 15, as well as footnote 4 in the above-captioned opinion which was released on September 17, 2019.

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Probable Cause – Warrantless Search

Garrett German appeals a judgment, entered upon his no-contest pleas, convicting him of two counts of possession of child pornography, contrary to WIS. STAT. § 948.12(1m) (2017-18).

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OWI – Suppression of Evidence

The State appeals from the circuit court’s order suppressing evidence obtained pursuant to the arrest of Scott J. Faruzzi, who had been charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant (OWI).

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Judgment of Replevin

Earnest E. Creech, pro se, appeals from a judgment entered by the trial court in resolution of his small claims case against Anita Moore.

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Abuse of Discretion – Maintenance and Child Support

In this postdivorce judgment case, Angela Strunsee p/k/a Angela La Bri appeals from an order reducing maintenance and child support from her former husband, Jeffrey La Bri, as the circuit court held that a decrease in Jeffrey’s income constituted a substantial change in circumstances.

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Sentencing Guidelines

Marvin Frank Robinson appeals a judgment of conviction, following a guilty plea, of one count of battery and one count of knowingly violating a restraining order, all charged with the domestic abuse modifier, in Milwaukee County Circuit Court case No. 2017CM2528.

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