Court Error Abuse of Discretion.


Byline: Derek Hawkins

WI Court of Appeals District IV

Case Name: State of Wisconsin v. S.E.M.T.

Case No.: 2019AP1004

Officials: BLANCHARD, J.

Focus: Court Error Abuse of Discretion

S.E.M.T. appeals two orders waiving juvenile court jurisdiction over him, sending him to adult court to face charges that include first degree sexual assault and armed robbery. S.E.M.T. argues that the circuit court erroneously exercised its discretion in making its waiver decision based on the following determinations: (1) that S.E.M.T. would likely have the benefit of a longer period of appropriate treatment in the adult system than would be available to him in the juvenile system and (2) that the alleged conduct by S.E.M.T. appears to have been premeditated, despite the fact that the court also found that...

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