Friday, April 8, 2011

State of Wisconsin Surpreme court ruling in favor of sexual offenders

State v. Dinkins, 2010 WI App 163 (Nov. 18, 2010)
This case examines if a convicted sex offender is exempt from complying with the address reporting requirement of Wisconsin’s sex offender registration law on grounds that the sex offender claims to be homeless.
On appeal, the appeals court reversed the circuit court order denying William Dinkins’ motion for post-conviction relief, concluding the plain language of Wis. Stat. sections 301.45(2)(a)5 and (e)4 do not permit prosecution of a soon-to-be released prisoner for failing to fulfill the address reporting requirement if he cannot reasonably predict his residence upon release.

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