State v. Myers

In State v. Myers, 199 Wis. 2d 391, 394-95, 544 N.W.2d 609 (Ct. App. 1996), the Court concluded that the potential for the defendant to be committed as a sexual predator following his sexual assault conviction was a collateral consequence because his commitment as a sexual predator was contingent on a future commitment hearing. See Myers, 199 Wis. 2d at 394-95. The commitment itself did not flow from the conviction. While the underlying conviction was a requirement for the commitment, the conviction itself would not trigger commitment. See id. A future commitment would depend upon the defendant's condition at the time of the sexual predator proceeding. See id.