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11 HLRe: Off Rec. 1 (2020-2021)

handle is hein.journals/hlreoffrec11 and id is 1 raw text is: ARTICLE
CRIMINAL REPEATER STATUTES:
OCCASIONS, CONVICTIONS, AND ABSURD
RESULTS
Michael D. Cicchini*
TABLE OF CONTENTS
IN TROD  U CTION  ..............................................................................  2
I.THE DOMESTIC ABUSE REPEATER................................................. 4
II.A SHAKY FOUNDATION: THE GENERAL REPEATER...................... 5
III.THE DEFENSE STRIKES BACK.................................................. 8
A. Lessons in Statutory Construction .............................. 9
B. The Absurdity (Doctrine) of It All.............................. 11
IV.LEGISLATIVE REWRITES............................................................ 15
C ON CLU  SIO N  ...............................................................................  17
* Criminal defense lawyer, Cicchini Law Office LLC, Kenosha, Wisconsin. J.D.,
summa cum laude, Marquette University Law School (1999); C.P.A., University of Illinois
Board of Examiners (1997); M.B.A., Marquette University Graduate School (1994); B.S.,
University of Wisconsin-Parkside (1990). Many thanks to Wisconsin criminal defense at-
torneys Eric Eickhoff, Peter Heyne, and Michael Hughes for sharing their ideas and re-
search on this topic.

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