Challenge to blood test quickly disposed of

State v. Lonnie P. Ayotte, Jr., 2018AP839-CR, 7/25/19, District 4 (one-judge decision; ineligible for publication); case activity (including briefs) Like Jessica Randall, Ayotte consented to a blood draw after his OWI arrest but then asserted his right to privacy in his blood and told authorities they couldn’t test his blood for alcohol without a warrant. […] Source: WI Public Defenders – On Point Challenge to … Continue reading Challenge to blood test quickly disposed of

SCOW: Driver can’t revoke consent to test of validly drawn blood sample

State v. Jessica M. Randall, 2019 WI 80, 7/2/19, reversing an unpublished court of appeals decision; case activity (including briefs) A majority of the supreme court holds that a person who has been arrested for OWI and consented to a blood draw cannot prevent the testing of the blood sample for alcohol or drugs by […] Source: WI Public Defenders – On Point SCOW: Driver … Continue reading SCOW: Driver can’t revoke consent to test of validly drawn blood sample

Driver’s silence constituted refusal; subpoenaed urine test results were admissible

State v. Gerald J. Vanderhoef, 2016AP2052-CR, District 1, 4/30/19 (not recommended for publication); case activity (including briefs) Vanderhoef’s silence in response to the “Informing the Accused” form constituted a refusal to consent to a chemical test, so the subsequent blood draw was unlawful. However, the state subpoenaed the results of his urine test, and that […] Source: WI Public Defenders – On Point Driver’s silence … Continue reading Driver’s silence constituted refusal; subpoenaed urine test results were admissible

Can a person withdraw consent to test their blood after it’s been drawn? SCOW will decide.

State v. Jessica M. Randall, 2017AP1518, petition for review of unpublished opinion granted 10/9/18; case activity Issue: Was Randall entitled to suppression of the results of a test of a blood sample that she voluntarily gave to police under the implied consent law because she informed the lab that she was withdrawing her consent before […] Source: WI Public Defenders – On Point Can a … Continue reading Can a person withdraw consent to test their blood after it’s been drawn? SCOW will decide.

No error in finding defendant guilty of OWI

Village of Pleasant Prairie v. Brian Lucas, 2017AP2131, District 2, 8/22/18 (one-judge decision; ineligible for publication); case activity This pro se defendant’s challenges to his OWI conviction go nowhere. His argument that the trial court erred in delaying the trial so he could obtain appointed legal counsel is undeveloped, and in any event founders straight […] Source: WI Public Defenders – On Point No error … Continue reading No error in finding defendant guilty of OWI