(1)   Whoever, having been released from custody under ch. 969, intentionally fails to comply with the terms of his or her bond is:

Terms Used In Wisconsin Statutes 946.49

  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Person: includes all partnerships, associations and bodies politic or corporate. See Wisconsin Statutes 403.504
      (a)    If the offense with which the person is charged is a misdemeanor, guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
      (b)    If the offense with which the person is charged is a felony, guilty of a Class H felony.
   (2)   A witness for whom bail has been required under s. 969.01 (3) is guilty of a Class I felony for failure to appear as provided.