Forfeiture penalty. The penalty for violation of any provision of this chapter shall be a forfeiture as hereafter provided, together with court costs and fees prescribed by §§ 814.63(1) and (2) or 814.65(1), Wis. Stats., the costs, fees and surcharges imposed under Ch. 814, Wis. Stats., and the driver improvement surcharge imposed by § 346.655, Wis. Stats., where applicable. Payment of the judgment and applicable court costs, fees, assessments and surcharges may be suspended by the sentencing court for not more than 60 days. Any person 18 years of age or older who shall fail to pay the amount of the forfeiture, court costs, any penalty assessment or driver surcharge or other penalty imposed for violation of any provision of this chapter may, upon order of the court entering judgment therefor and having jurisdiction of the case, be imprisoned until such forfeiture, costs and assessment are paid, but not exceeding 90 days.
By court. Nothing herein shall preclude or affect the power of the sentencing court to exercise additional authorities granted by the Wisconsin Statutes to suspend or revoke the operating privileges of the defendant, order the defendant to submit to assessment and rehabilitation programs or to attend traffic safety school in addition to payment of a monetary penalty or in lieu or imprisonment.
By municipality. No person who has been convicted of a violation of any provision of this chapter shall be issued a license or permit by the Village, except a dog license, until the forfeiture imposed for such violation and any penalty assessment, court costs and fees or surcharge is paid.
Forfeitures for violation of uniform moving traffic regulations. Forfeitures for violations of any moving traffic regulation set forth in the Wisconsin Statutes adopted by reference in § 405-1 shall conform to the forfeiture penalty permitted to be imposed for violations of the comparable Wisconsin Statute, including any variations or increases for subsequent offenses; provided, however, that this subsection shall not be construed to permit prosecution under this chapter for any offense described in Chs. 341 to 349, Wis. Stats., for which an imprisonment penalty or fine may be imposed upon the defendant.
Forfeitures for parking violations.
Forfeitures for uniform statewide parking, stopping and standing offenses. Minimum and maximum forfeiture for violation of nonmoving traffic violations adopted by reference in § 405-1 as described in Chs. 341 to 349, Wis. Stats., shall be as found in the current edition of the Revised Uniform State Traffic Deposit Schedule.
Penalty for other parking violations. The forfeiture for violation of parking regulations in §§ 405-9 through 405-19 shall be:
Other violations. Any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter for which a penalty is not otherwise established by this section shall be subject to a forfeiture of not less than $20 nor more than $100.
How enforced. This chapter shall be enforced in accordance with the applicable provisions of the Wisconsin Statutes and this section.
Applicable court procedures. Except where otherwise specifically provided by the laws of the State of Wisconsin or this Code, the traffic regulations in this Code shall be enforced in accordance with the provisions of § 345.20(2)(b) and Ch. 800, Wis. Stats.
Uniform citation and complaint. The Wisconsin Uniform Traffic Citation and Complaint described and defined in the Wisconsin Statutes shall be used for enforcement of all provisions of this chapter except those provisions which describe or define nonmoving traffic violations and violations of §§ 346.71 through 346.73, Wis. Stats. Violations of §§ 346.71 through 346.73, Wis. Stats., shall be reported to the District Attorney and the Wisconsin Uniform Traffic Citation shall not be used in such cases except upon written request of the District Attorney.
Parking citations. The Village Attorney shall recommend to the Village Board a citation for use in enforcing the nonmoving traffic offenses in this chapter. Such citation shall be used for enforcement of nonmoving traffic regulations created or adopted by this chapter, including violations of nonmoving traffic regulations defined and described in the Wisconsin Statutes, adopted by reference in § 405-1, and all provisions regarding nonmoving traffic violations in this chapter. The citation for nonmoving traffic violations shall contain a notice that the person cited may discharge the forfeiture for violation of a nonmoving traffic regulation and penalty thereof by complying with Subsection C(2) of this section. Nonmoving traffic citations may be issued by law enforcement officers or by designated civilian employees of the Village.
Deposits and stipulations.
Uniform traffic offenses.
Who may make. Persons arrested or cited for violation of moving traffic offenses created by this chapter shall be permitted to make deposits and stipulations of no contest or released by the arresting officer in accordance with the applicable provisions of the Wisconsin Statutes. Stipulations of guilt or no contest may be made by persons arrested for violations of this chapter in accordance with § 66.0114(1)(b) of the Wisconsin Statutes whenever the provisions of § 345.27 of the Wisconsin Statutes are inapplicable to such violations. Stipulations shall conform to the form contained in the uniform traffic citation and complaint under§ 345.11 of the Wisconsin Statutes.
Amount of deposit. The amount of the deposit shall be determined in accordance with the deposit schedule established by the Board of County Judges and shall include the costs, fees and surcharges imposed under Ch. 814, Wis. Stats. If a deposit schedule has not been established, the arresting officer shall require the alleged offender to deposit the forfeiture established by the law enforcement agency, which shall include the costs, fees and surcharges imposed under Ch. 814, Wis. Stats. Deposits for nonmoving violations shall not include the costs, fees and surcharges.
Receipt. The arresting officer or the person receiving the deposit shall issue the arrested person a receipt therefore as required by § 345.26(3)(b), Wis. Stats.
Nonmoving traffic offenses.
Direct payment of penalty permitted. Persons cited (summons not issued) for violation of nonmoving traffic offenses described and defined in this chapter may discharge the penalty thereof and avoid court prosecution by mailing or forwarding within five days of the issuance of the citation to the Clerk-Treasurer or Clerk of Courts the minimum forfeiture specified for the violation. When payment is made as provided in this subsection, no court costs shall be charged.
Court prosecution. If the alleged violator does not deliver or mail a deposit as provided in Subsection C(2)(a) within 15 days of the date of the citation, the law enforcement officer shall forward a copy of the citation for prosecution.
Registration suspension. If the alleged violator does not pay the forfeiture or appear in court in response to the citation for a nonmoving traffic violation on the date specified in the citation or, if no date is specified on the citation, within 28 days after the citation is issued, the Village may ask the Wisconsin Department of Transportation to suspend the registration of the vehicle involved or refuse registration of any vehicle owned by the person pursuant to the provisions of § 345.28(4), Wis. Stats., and Subsection C(3) below.
Bond. Any official authorized to accept deposits under § 345.26, Wis. Stats., or this section, shall qualify by taking the oath prescribed by § 19.01, Wis. Stats.
Notice of demerit points and receipt. Every officer accepting a forfeited penalty or money deposit under this section shall receipt therefor in triplicate as provided in § 345.26(3)(b), Wis. Stats. Every officer accepting a stipulation under the provisions of this section shall comply with the provisions of §§ 343.28, 345.26(1)(a) and 345.27(2), Wis. Stats., and shall require the alleged violator to sign a statement of notice in substantially the form contained on the uniform traffic citation and complaint promulgated under § 345.11, Wis. Stats.
Stipulation of no contest. Any person charged with a violation of this chapter except §§ 346.62(1) and 346.63(1), Wis. Stats., and their local equivalents, may make a stipulation of no contest pursuant to § 345.27, Wis. Stats., which shall be received at the police station or the office of the Clerk of Court within 10 days of the date of the alleged violation. Such person shall, at the time of entering into the stipulation, make the deposit required if he has not already done so. A person who has mailed or filed a stipulation under this Subsection may, however, appear in court on the appearance date and may be relieved from the stipulation for cause shown as required in § 345.37, Wis. Stats.
Registration suspension program.
The Village shall participate in the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Traffic Violation and Registration Program as set forth in § 345.28, Wis. Stats., and Ch. Trans. 128, Wis. Adm. Code and all amendments or changes thereto.
A law enforcement officer is hereby designated as a delegated authority for purposes of §§ 85.13 and 345.28, Wis. Stats., and Ch. Trans. 128, Wis. Adm. Code. The law enforcement officer is authorized to perform, on behalf of the Village, all functions required of a local authority under said statutes and code, including, but not limited to:
Preparing and completing all forms and notices, notifying the Wisconsin Department of Transportation of unpaid citations for nonmoving traffic violations;
Specifying whether the registration of vehicles involved in unpaid citations for nonmoving traffic violations should be suspended and/or whether registration should be refused for any vehicle owned by persons with unpaid citations for nonmoving traffic violations;
Determining the method by which the Village will pay the Wisconsin Department of Transportation for administration of the program; establishing the effective date for participation;
And taking such other action as is necessary to institute and continue participation in the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Traffic Violation and Registration Program.
In addition to all applicable fines and court costs, the cost of using the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Traffic Violation and Registration Program shall be assessed as permitted by § 345.28(4)(d), Wis. Stats. The Village may refuse to notify the Wisconsin Department of Transportation of payment on a citation until all applicable fines and costs, including costs assessed under the preceding sentence, are paid.
This subsection shall not be interpreted as requiring that all unpaid citations for nonmoving traffic violations be processed through the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Traffic Violation and Registration Program. The Village's participation in such program shall be in addition to any and all other means legally available to enforce such citations.