LaVigne to Argue in Wisconsin Supreme Court

Posted 2009.3.2
Updated 2009.7.2

Clinical Professor Michele LaVigne will present argument as an amicus in the Wisconsin Supreme Court on Tuesday, March 3rd.  The case, State v. Hoppe, involves the adequacy of Wisconsin's Guilty Plea Questionnaire form and the duties of trial courts in accepting pleas.  Listen live from the Wisconsin Court's website

UPDATE:  The Supreme Court held that simply asking whether a defender read and signed the guilty plea form was insufficient to permit the trial court to find that a guilty plea was knowing, intelligent and voluntary.  Instead the trial court has to personally engage the defendant to make sure the defendant has the proper level of understanding.

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