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Tag Archives: Criminal Digest

Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

An Illinois jury convicted Kevin Czech of first-degree murder and aggravated discharge of a firearm for his role in a drive-by shooting that resulted in the death of a fourteen-year-old bystander.

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Plea & Sentencing

Michael C. Starry appeals from a judgment convicting him of second-degree sexual assault of a child contrary to WIS. STAT. § 948.02(2) (2013-14).

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Sentence Modification

James Zamber appeals a judgment, entered upon his guilty plea, convicting him of second-degree sexual assault of a child.

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4th Amendment Violation

Elijah Manuel was arrested and charged with possessing unlawful drugs. A judge decided that he would be held in jail pending trial.

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Motion for Judgment Denied – EEOC Claim

Dawn Suppo, an employee of Costco Wholesale Corporation, was stalked by Thad Thompson, a customer of Costco, for over a year. Things got so bad at the end that Suppo secured a plenary no contact order from an Illinois state court.

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Newly Discovered Evidence

Ashanti M. Mcalister appeals a judgment, entered upon a jury’s verdict, convicting him of first-degree intentional homicide as a party to a crime.

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Motion to Suppress Evidence Denied

Daniel Stewart was convicted of drug trafficking, firearms offenses, and money laundering, primarily based on evidence gathered as a result of a traffic stop and a subsequent confession.

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Suppression of Evidence

Zachary Marek appeals a judgment entered following his guilty plea, convicting him of second-degree sexual assault, and an order denying his postconviction motion.

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OWI – Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

Jodi J. Lux appeals from a judgment convicting her of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (OWI) (third offense) and an order denying her postconviction motion in which she asserted her trial counsel was ineffective for having failed to challenge the police officer’s warrantless search of her residence.

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Statutory Interpretation – Post or Publish

Norris W. Culver, Sr., appeals from a judgment convicting him of violating the “post or publish” of a private depiction statute and the felon-in-possession of a firearm statute and from an order rejecting his postconviction claims that those statutes are unconstitutional.

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Plea Withdrawal

Felix Deonte Willis appeals from an order denying his postconviction motion to withdraw his guilty plea to one of two crimes of which he was convicted.

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Sentence Modification

Darryl P. Benson, pro se, appeals from an order of the circuit court that denied his “motion to modify sentence and presentence investigation report based upon ‘new factors’” and his request for a hearing to correct the presentence investigation report (PSI).

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Sentencing Guidelines

For his part in the armed robbery of a credit union, Napoleon Foster was convicted of robbing a financial institution, using a firearm during the robbery, and possessing a firearm as a felon.

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Postconviction Motion Denied – Laches Doctrine

Jay Thompson’s efforts to obtain a writ of habeas corpus under 28 U.S.C. § 2254 foundered, as so many do, on procedural default—specifically, the decision of Indiana’s judiciary to reject his postconviction petition under that state’s laches doctrine.

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Sufficiency of Evidence

An Indiana judge appointed Robert Stochel as receiver for Tip Top Supermarkets, Inc., while its proprietors were embroiled in protracted litigation.

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