State v. Kevin Moore: Moore was charged with first degree intentional homicide arising out of the death of his wife. Moore denied that he killed his wife, and the State's evidence was entirely circumstantial. In this appeal, Moore argues that the trial court abused its discretion when it allowed the state to introduce evidence that Moore frequented a gentleman's club and spent large sums of money there; and, additionally, the trial court erred when it permitted the State to introduce a statement, attributed to Moore's deceased wife, that if anything ever happened to her, the police should look at her husband (the defendant)
State v. Garrett Huff: Huff worked on the campaign of embattled Milwaukee Alderman Michael McGee, Jr. during McGee's recall election in 2006. Federal and state authorities were investigating McGee's campaign tactics and developed a lead that voters were being paid to go to the polls by the McGee campaign. Undercover police officers posed as voters and claimed that Huff took them to the polls and then paid them five dollars to vote. Huff was charged with conspiracy to commit election bribery. Huff went to trial under the theory that the crime of election fraud could not have been committed because the undercover officers were not bona fide electors under the election bribery statute. Huff was convicted. On appeal Huff argues that "impossibility" is a defense to the charge of conspiracy in Wisconsin; and, further, that the trial court erred in instructing the jury that "police officers may pose as electors."
State v. Devon Sheriff: Sheriff was convicted of delivery of crack cocaine as a party to the crime in the Milwaukee County Circuit Court. During the trial, Sheriff attempted to introduce into evidence the statements of a codefendant to a police detective in which the codefendant said that Sheriff had nothing to do with the drug transaction. The Milwaukee County Circuit Court excluded the testimony on the grounds that, although the statement was against the codefendant's penal interest, the statement was not corroborated. Milwaukee criminal defense attorney Jeffrey W. Jensen argues on appeal that the trial court abused its discretion in excluding the statement because there was amble corroboration in the record.
State v. Lisimba Love: This is a petition for review to the Supreme Court. Lisimba Love was convicted of robbing former Milwaukee Bucks player Glenn Robinson. Love filed a motion alleging that he was entitled to a new trial on the grounds of newly-discovered evidence.
State v. Terrell J.: Terrell was named in a delinquency petition filed in Children's Court alleging that he committed sexual assault by being one of numerous young man who had sex with a twelve year-old girl over the Labor Day weekend in 2006. The State successfully sought to waive Terrell into adult court. This is an appeal from that waiver order.
State v. Walter Missouri: The issue in this appeal was whether the defendant would be allowed to introduce evidence of other bad acts by the officers who arrested him.
State v. Lisimba Love: Lisimba Love was convicted of the armed robbery of Milwaukee Bucks player Glenn "Big Dog" Robinson. Love claimed that his trial attorney was ineffective. State v. Joseph Keepers: Keepers was charged with recklessly endangering safety because he held a knife while escorting an unwanted guest from his home. The guest then attacked him and was injured. Keepers argues that the evidence was insufficient and that the court should have given the self-defense instruction.
State v. Dennis Thiel: Thiel was committed under Chapter 980. He petitioned for discharge but the court failed to appointed a doctor for the court- despite having been ordered to do so by the Court of Appeals.
State v. Dennis Thiel (2008) After Thiel's case was remanded to the trial court he had a hearing on his 1999 petition for supervised release and his 2006 petition for discharge from his Chapter 980 commitment. All three psychologists testified that Thiel was safe to be treated in the community; nonetheless, the judge denied Thiel's petition for supervised release. On appeal, Thiel challeges the sufficiency of the evidence to support the judge's ruling.
State v. Antwain Sago: Sago was convicted of first degree intentional homicide. The issue on appeal is the sufficiency of the evidence.
State v. Cantrell Robinson: Robinson was convicted of first degree intentional homicide as a party to the crime. The issues in the case were whether the trial court erred in denying Robinson's motion to suppress his statement and whether the evidence was sufficient as a matter of law to support the conviction. Regarding the statements motion, Robinson testified at the hearing that he asked for his attorney numerous times but was not provided access. The trial court denied the motion but made no findings as to whether Robinson requested an attorney. Regarding the sufficiency of the evidence, a man was killed during the course of a "carjacking"; however, the State was unable to produce a witness to testify as to how and when the victim was shot. Thus, Robinson argued on appeal that the evidence was legally insufficient to prove that the person who shot the victim intended to kill him.
State v. Tommie Mitchell: Mitchell was named in a Chapter 980 petition alleging that he was a sexually violent person. Prior to trial Mitchell moved the court for a preliminary ruling on whether the court would permit hearsay testimony concerning two prior uncharged incidents of sexual assault. The court allowed hearsay testimony concerning these incidents and the state's doctor relied on the information in forming her opinion. On appeal Mitchell argues that the trial court abused its discretion in admitting the hearsay evidence.
Milwaukee criminal defense attorney Jeffrey W. Jensen, of the Law Offices of Jeffrey W. Jensen, a Milwaukee law firm with offices located at 111 E. Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1925, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has represented persons throughout the State of Wisconsin. If you will face felony charges in either state court or in federal court you should call 414.671.9484. Attorney Jensen regularly appears in Milwaukee County (Milwaukee criminal defense lawyer), Waukesha County (Waukesha criminal defense lawyer, Brookfield criminal defense lawyer), Washington County (West Bend and Germantown criminal defense lawyer), Racine County (Racine criminal defense lawyer), Kenosha County (Kenosha criminal defense lawyer), Brown County (Green Bay criminal defense lawyer), Fond du Lac County (Fond du Lac criminal defense lawyer), and Winnebago County (Oshkosh criminal defense lawyer)
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