Due Process Violation.

Byline: Derek Hawkins

WI Court of Appeals District III

Case Name: State of Wisconsin v. Brian M. Smits

Case No.: 2017AP2141-CR

Officials: STARK, P.J.

Focus: Due Process Violation

Brian Smits appeals a judgment convicting him of two counts of obstructing an officer and an order denying his motion for postconviction relief. Smits argues the circuit court erred by permitting the State to amend the complaint after the close of evidence to add a second obstructing charge. We conclude the court properly exercised its discretion by permitting the amendment, and the amendment did not violate Smits' right to due process. We therefore affirm.

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