[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Vinland as Title 11, Ch. 5, of the 2004 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Adoption of state statute. Section 938.17(2), Wis. Stats., is hereby adopted and by reference made a part of this chapter as if fully set forth herein.
- A person who is 18 years of age or older, except that, for purposes of prosecuting a person who is alleged to have violated any civil law or municipal ordinance, "adult" means a person who has attained 17 years of age.
- A person who is less than 18 years of age, except that, for purposes of prosecuting a person who is alleged to have violated a civil law or municipal ordinance, "juvenile" does not include a person who has attained 17 years of age.
Provisions of ordinance applicable to persons 12 through 17 years of age. Subject to the provisions and limitations of § 938.17(2), Wis. Stats., complaints alleging a violation of any provision of this Code against persons 12 through 17 years of age may be brought on behalf of the Town of Vinland and may be prosecuted utilizing the same procedures in such cases as are applicable to adults charged with the same offense.
No incarceration as penalty. The Court shall not impose incarceration as a penalty for any person convicted of an offense prosecuted under this chapter.
Additional prohibited acts. In addition to any other provision of the Town of Vinland Code, no person age 12 through 17 shall own, possess, ingest, buy, sell, trade, use as a beverage, give away or otherwise control any intoxicating liquor or fermented malt beverage in violation of Ch. 125, Wis. Stats.
Citation process. Juveniles may be cited by the citation process on a form approved by the Town Attorney and shall contain on the reverse side the penalties that the juvenile may receive simultaneously with issuing the citation to the juvenile. A copy will be mailed to the parent or legal guardian.
Penalties. Violations by a person under the age of 18 shall be punishable according to §§ 938.17(2), 938.343, 938.344 and 938.345, Wis. Stats. Nothing in this chapter shall prevent the juvenile officer, in his discretion, from referring cases directly to the District Attorney's office.