Madison, WI asked in Criminal Law for Wisconsin

Q: In Wisconsin, if a signature bond is set per case, does the court require a down payment as a % of a signature bond?

A non-trustworthy individual has told me that they need X amount of money because it helps cover their $500 deposit with the courts. However, after reading their case, the language of the case is as below.

If any amount of cash was owed to the courts as a condition of bail, wouldn't that be denoted within the court records?

Court notes read:

Your signature bond is set in the amount of $500 per case. You may be responsible for paying this amount if you miss a court date or do not follow the conditions of your release.

- Defendant shall report to the **** Jail to complete the booking/fingerprinting process within 10 days of today.

- *****

Parties stipulated to waive the time limits for Preliminary Hearing.

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1 Lawyer Answer
David Patton
David Patton
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Racine, WI
  • Licensed in Wisconsin

A: No money is required for a signature bond.

Todd B. Kotler agrees with this answer

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