Continuance — General

State v. David S. Leighton, 2000 WI App 156, 237 Wis.2d 709, 616 N.W.2d 126

For Leighton: Daniel Snyder

Issue: Whether the trial court erroneously exercised discretion in denying a continuance based on assertions that lead counsel wanted to obtain assistance of another attorney in trying the case, and also was having difficulty locating certain witnesses.

Holding: Given that these witnesses ultimately testified, and that the desired attorney never made an appearance or filed a notice of retainer, there was no error in denying continuance (court expressing its disdain for the inconsistent positions, denial of speedy trial and continuance). ¶¶27-32.