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Jeffrey W. Jensen is a criminal defense lawyer in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is also a criminal appeals lawyer in Wisconsin.
Featured Criminal Appeals Briefs
The briefs in this section are hand-chosen. For a complete library of criminal appeals briefs that is key-word searchable go to www.jensendefense.com/wiki1
Newly filed appellant's brief in the matter of State v. Garrett Huff. Huff worked on the campaign of embattled Milwaukee Alderman Michael McGee, Jr. during the recall election of 2006. Huff was charged with conspiracy to commit election bribery. Huff's defense was "impossibility." That is, it was impossible for him to commit the crime of election bribery because the undercover officers involved were not "electors" as that term is used in the statute (Sec. 12.11, Wis. Stats)
Garcia v. United States: This is a petition for certiorari to the United States Supreme Court. The issue is whether there was probable cause in an affidavit filed in support of a search warrant application. Specifically, the issue presented to the Supreme Court concerns the appropriate standard of appellate review. The Seventh Circuit held that it was obligated to give "great deference" to the decision of of the magistrate who issued the warrant. Traditionally this has been treated as a question of law which the appellate court decides without deference to the lower courts.
James v. United States: This is another example of a petition for certiorari to the United States Supreme Court. This issue is whether the Supreme Court should create a procedure in criminal cases whereby defendants in large conspiracy cases may challenge the sufficiency of the government's evidence early on in the case.
Federal Appeals Briefs
United States v. Calvin James: This is the appellant's brief in the United States Court of Appeals (7th Circuit) in Chicago. The appeal stems from the "Cherry Street Mob" case that was tried in the United States District Court (ED-Wis) in July, 2006. The issues are the sufficiency of the evidence to support a conspiracy conviction and miscellaneous pretrial and sentencing issues.
United States v. Armando Garcia: This is the appellant's brief in the United States Court of Appeals (7th Circuit) in Chicago. The police obtained a warrant to search an apartment in Milwaukee where they discovered four kilograms of cocaine and a pistol. Garcia moved to suppress the evidence on the grounds that the affidavit filed in support of the warrant application failed to establish probable cause. The District Court denied the motion and Garcia appealed.
United States v. Brian Dodds: This is the appellant's brief in an appeal from a conviction in federal court for felon in possession of a firearm. On appeal Dodds argues that the district court: (1) abused its discretion by permitting the government to introduce evidence that Dodds was previously known by another name; and, (2) the district court violated Dodds' sixth amendment confrontation rights when it admitted hearsay testimony of a description of the man with a gun.
Jimmie Johnson v. William Pollard: This is the appellant's brief in a federal habeas corpus proceeding. Johnson was convicted of homicide. In his federal habeas corpus he argued, among other things, that his confession of the police should have been suppressed because it was coerced.
Wisconsin State Appeals Briefs
State v. Victor Vasquez: This is an example of an appeal from a Sec. 974.06, STATS motion for postconviction relief. Vasquez was convicted of first degree intentional homicide. He filed a motion for a new trial on the grounds that during his trial the court violated his Sixth Amendment confrontation rights by admitting a hearsay declaration of identification of Vasquez as the shooter.
State v. Gunther: In this appeal, the appellant argues that the trial court erred in denying his motion to suppress evidence seized by police after a search of the vehicle in which he was a passenger. The officer stopped the vehicle for speeding. Because there was a Grateful Dead sticker on the bumper of the car the officer detained the occupants while a drug sniffing dog was brought to the scene. The dog indicated on the trunk of the car but, when the trunk was searched, no drugs were found. Therefore, the officers allowed the dog into the car and there the dog found a bag of marijuana. The appellants argues that it was unreasonable to turn the traffic stop into a narcotics investigation solely because of the Grateful Dead sticker.
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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