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Article E:       Enforcement and Penalties

Sec. 10-1-50   Penalties.

(a)    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 Sections 814.63(1) and (2) or 814.65(1), Wis. Stats., the penalty assessment for moving traffic violations and the driver improvement surcharge imposed by Sections 165.87 and 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 sixty (60) days. Any person eighteen (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 ninety (90) days.

(b)    Other Sanctions.

(1)    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.

(2)    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 Town, except a dog license, until the forfeiture imposed for such violation and any penalty assessment, court costs and fees or surcharge is paid.

(c)    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 Section 10-1-1 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 Chapters 341 to 349, Wis. Stats., for which an imprisonment penalty or fine may be imposed upon the defendant.

(d)    Forfeitures for Parking Violations.

(1)    Forfeitures for Uniform Statewide Parking, Stopping and Standing Offenses. Minimum and maximum forfeiture for violation of non-moving traffic violations adopted by reference in Section 10-1-1 as described in Chapter 341 to 349, Wis. Stats., shall be as found in the current edition of the Revised Uniform State Traffic Deposit Schedule.

(2)    Penalty for Other Parking Violations. The forfeiture for violation of local parking regulations shall be Ten Dollars ($10.00) to Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00).

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