No. 700 (1974).

72 Wis.2d 179 (1976)

240 N.W.2d 387

STATE, Respondent, v. GRAF, Appellant.

Supreme Court of Wisconsin.

Decided April 7, 1976.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

For the appellant there was a brief and oral argument by Robert L. Swanson of Ashland.

For the respondent the cause was argued by Albert Harriman, assistant attorney general, with whom on the brief was Bronson C. La Follette, attorney general.


Two issues are presented on this appeal:

1. Is the requirement that the defendant prepay jury fees and other costs as a condition for a jury trial in a civil forfeiture action a violation of the Wisconsin constitutional preservation of the right to a jury trial?

2. Is the retention of such sums after a verdict in defendant's favor a violation of the same right?

The particular proceedings undertaken here are authorized by sec. 345...

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