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Equitable estoppel barred in criminal cases

Unless there is an explicit agreement, a defendant’s guilty plea does not prevent the State from filing different charges based on the same course of conduct. On Tuesday, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals held that equitable estoppel can never be invoked to preclude prosecution of a criminal charge, reversing the dismissal of a sexual assault complaint. Judge Michael Hoover wrote ...

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