Question: What is a direct appeal in Wisconsin?

Answer: A direct appeal is one straight from the trial court to the court of appeals. They generally involve appeals of things like denial of suppression motions, insufficiency of the evidence or abuse of discretion arguments. The alternative is the filing of a post-conviction motion in the trial court. If there is an issue such as ineffective assistance of counsel or a sentencing challenge, that issue must first be raised in the trial court before review in the court of appeals is sought.

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