Due Process Violation.


Byline: Derek Hawkins

WI Court of Appeals District IV

Case Name: Monroe County v. D.J.

Case No.: 2019AP1133

Officials: GRAHAM, J.

Focus: Due Process Violation

D.J. appeals an involuntary commitment order, which was entered by the circuit court in favor of Monroe County after a jury found that D.J. met the statutory criteria for commitment. D.J. contends that he was denied procedural due process, and further, that the evidence presented at trial was insufficient to prove that he was "dangerous" as defined in WIS. STAT. 51.20(1)(a)2. I conclude that D.J. forfeited his due process argument by failing to timely raise it in the circuit court, and that the evidence presented at trial was...

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