Terms Used In Wisconsin Statutes 345.27
- Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
- Following: when used by way of reference to any statute section, means the section next following that in which the reference is made. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
- Person: includes all partnerships, associations and bodies politic or corporate. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
- Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
- State: when applied to states of the United States, includes the District of Columbia, the commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the several territories organized by Congress. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
(1) Whenever a person is charged with a violation of a traffic regulation, the law enforcement officer shall inform the person of the following:
(a) That certain convictions may result in revocation or suspension of his or her operating privilege if the conviction will have that effect.
(b) That demerit points may be assessed against his or her driving record for the offense. The law enforcement officer may estimate the number of demerit points for the particular offense and list it on the traffic citation form.
(c) The number of demerit points that is cause for revocation or suspension.
(2) Before taking the plea of a person charged with a violation of law the judge shall inform the violator of the following:
(a) That conviction of the charge may result in the revocation or suspension of his or her operating privilege.
(b) The number of demerit points that may be assessed against the violator upon conviction of the violation, based on the available information.
(3) Whenever a person has been convicted in this state on the basis of a forfeiture of deposit or a plea of guilty or no contest and the person was not informed as required under subs. (1) and (2), the person may, within 60 days after being notified of the revocation or suspension of the operating privilege, petition the court to reopen the judgment and grant him or her an opportunity to defend on the merits. If the court finds that the petitioner was not informed as required under subs. (1) and (2), the court shall order the judgment reopened. The court order reopening the judgment automatically reinstates the revoked or suspended operating privilege.