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Criminal Procedure Successive appeals Lawrence Williams appeals pro se from an order denying his Wis. Stat. § 974.06 postconviction motion, from an order denying his motion for reconsideration, and from the underlying judgment of conviction. We conclude that Williams’s postconviction motion is procedurally barred because Williams fails to allege a sufficient reason for not previously […]
Criminal Procedure New trials; interest of justice Jevell M. Williams appeals the judgment entered after a jury convicted him of two counts of armed robbery, see Wis. Stat. § 943.32(2), and the order denying his motion for postconviction relief. Williams argues that: (1) he deserves a new trial in the interest of justice because he […]
Search and Seizure Search warrants; staleness Demonn S. Williams appeals from a judgment of conviction entered upon his guilty pleas to two felonies. The issue is whether the circuit court erroneously denied his motion to suppress evidence found when police executed a search warrant at his home. Williams contends that the search warrant was invalid […]
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