2010 Wisconsin Code
Chapter 906. Evidence--witnesses.
906.05 Competency of judge as witness.


906.05 Competency of judge as witness. The judge presiding at the trial may not testify in that trial as a witness. No objection need be made in order to preserve the point.

906.05 - ANNOT.

History: Sup. Ct. Order, 59 Wis. 2d R1, R163 (1973).

906.05 - ANNOT.

A judge who carefully considered the transcribed record and her recollection of a previous proceeding involving the defendant did not impermissibly testify. State v. Meeks, 2002 WI App 65, 251 Wis. 2d 361, 643 N.W.2d 526, 01-0263. Reversed on other grounds. 2003 WI 104, 263 Wis. 2d 794, 666 N.W.2d 859, 01-0263.

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