from a judgment and an order of the circuit court for
Langlade County, No. 2015CF115 JOHN B. RHODE, Judge. Reversed
in part and cause remanded with directions.
Stark, P.J., Hruz and Seidl, JJ.
Amy Zahurones pled no contest to four counts arising from a
single course of conduct. On three of the counts to which
Zahurones pled, the circuit court withheld sentence and
imposed two years' probation. The court deferred entry of
judgment on the remaining count-Count 2-pending the
successful completion of Zahurones' probation. However,
following multiple probation holds, both Zahurones'
probation and the deferred entry of judgment agreement were
revoked, and Zahurones received concurrent sentences on all
Zahurones now appeals, arguing the circuit court erred by
granting her insufficient sentence credit against her
sentence on Count 2. Specifically, Zahurones argues she is
entitled to credit on Count 2 for time she spent in custody
on probation holds on the other counts. We agree with
Zahurones that the time she spent in custody on the probation
holds was "in connection with" the course of
conduct for which sentence was imposed on Count 2. Under
Wis.Stat. § 973.155(1)(a) (2017-18),  Zahurones was
therefore entitled to sentence credit for those time periods
against her sentence on Count 2. Accordingly, we reverse that
portion of the judgment of conviction granting Zahurones only
four days of sentence credit on Count 2 and that portion of
the postconviction order denying Zahurones' request for
additional sentence credit on that count. We remand for the
circuit court to modify the judgment of conviction to grant
Zahurones a total of 276 days of sentence credit against her
sentence on Count 2.
The criminal complaint in this case alleges that on July 3,
2015, police entered a house in which Zahurones was living
and found Zahurones in a back bedroom. In the same room,
officers also found several clonazepam tablets, a pill bottle
containing multiple types of prescription medication, a pipe
containing burnt marijuana residue, and drug paraphernalia
related to methamphetamine use. Zahurones refused to follow
the officers' instructions and was placed under arrest.
She continued to be uncooperative after her arrest, and the
officers were ultimately required to pick her up and carry
her to a squad car. Zahurones' two-year-old daughter was
among the individuals in the residence at the time of her
arrest. A social worker subsequently transported the child to
a hospital where she tested positive for methamphetamine.
Based on the events described above, the State charged
Zahurones with the following six counts, each as a repeater:
• Count 1: possession of drug paraphernalia;
• Count 2: physical abuse of a child;
• Count 3: possession of a controlled substance;
• Count 4: possession of an illegally obtained
• Count 5: resisting an officer; and
• Count 6: possession of drug paraphernalia.
spent four days in custody on these charges before ...