§ 165.015 Duties
§ 165.017 Review of certain detentions or petitions for commitment
§ 165.02 Federal appropriations adjustments
§ 165.055 Appointments
§ 165.065 Assistant attorney generals; antitrust
§ 165.066 Assistant attorney general; unemployment insurance law enforcement
§ 165.08 Power to compromise
§ 165.09 Removal of barriers to trade or movement of dairy products
§ 165.25 Duties of department of justice
§ 165.255 Representation in sexually violent person commitment proceedings
§ 165.26 Department of justice may have cases printed
§ 165.30 Collection of delinquent obligations
§ 165.40 Acquisition of hospitals
§ 165.50 Criminal investigation
§ 165.505 Internet crimes against children; administrative subpoena
§ 165.51 State fire marshal
§ 165.55 Arson investigation
§ 165.60 Law enforcement
§ 165.63 Access to firearm prohibition orders
§ 165.65 Drug disposal program
§ 165.68 Address confidentiality program
§ 165.70 Investigation of statewide crime
§ 165.71 Human trafficking resource center hotline poster
§ 165.72 Controlled substances hotline and rewards for controlled substances tips
§ 165.75 Crime laboratories
§ 165.755 Crime laboratories and drug law enforcement surcharge
§ 165.76 Submission of human biological specimen
§ 165.765 Biological specimen; force and immunity
§ 165.77 Deoxyribonucleic acid analysis and data bank
§ 165.78 Information center; training activities
§ 165.785 Crime alert network
§ 165.79 Evidence privileged
§ 165.80 Cooperation with other state departments
§ 165.81 Disposal of evidence
§ 165.82 Criminal history search fee
§ 165.825 Information link
§ 165.827 Transaction information for the management of enforcement system; fees
§ 165.8285 Transaction information for management of enforcement system; department of corrections records
§ 165.8287 Transaction information for management of enforcement system; department of transportation photographs
§ 165.83 Criminal identification, records and statistics
§ 165.84 Cooperation in criminal identification, records and statistics
§ 165.845 Collect crime data
§ 165.85 Law enforcement standards board
§ 165.86 Law enforcement training
§ 165.89 Grants to certain counties for law enforcement programs
§ 165.90 County-tribal law enforcement programs
§ 165.91 Grants to tribes for law enforcement programs
§ 165.92 Tribal law enforcement officers; powers and duties
§ 165.93 Sexual assault victim services; grants
§ 165.94 Global positioning system pilot programs; grants
§ 165.95 Alternatives to incarceration; grant program
§ 165.955 Drug court; grant program
§ 165.957 Frequent testing for use of alcohol or a controlled substance; pilot program
§ 165.96 Child advocacy grants
§ 165.967 Court appointed special advocates; grants
§ 165.982 Weed and seed project grants
§ 165.983 Law enforcement technology grants
§ 165.986 Beat patrol officers; grant program
§ 165.987 Youth diversion programs; grant program

Terms Used In Wisconsin Statutes > Chapter 165

  • Acquire: when used in connection with a grant of power to any person, includes the acquisition by purchase, grant, gift or bequest. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • Adult: means a person who has attained the age of 18 years, except that for purposes of investigating or prosecuting a person who is alleged to have violated any state or federal criminal law or any civil law or municipal ordinance, "adult" means a person who has attained the age of 17 years. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • attorney-at-law: A person who is legally qualified and licensed to practice law, and to represent and act for clients in legal proceedings.
  • 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.
  • bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • County board: means the county board of supervisors. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • defense attorney: Represent defendants in criminal matters.
  • discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fire department: includes a department under s. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • 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
  • fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Highway: includes all public ways and thoroughfares and all bridges upon the same. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • in writing: includes any representation of words, letters, symbols or figures. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • joint committee: Committees including membership from both houses of teh legislature. Joint committees are usually established with narrow jurisdictions and normally lack authority to report legislation.
  • jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Month: means a calendar month unless otherwise expressed. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • Oath: includes affirmation in all cases where by law an affirmation may be substituted for an oath. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Officers: when applied to corporations include directors and trustees. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Person: includes all partnerships, associations and bodies politic or corporate. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • Police officer: includes a person serving under s. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • Population: means that shown by the most recent regular or special federal census. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • Preceding: when used by way of reference to any statute section, means the section next preceding that in which the reference is made. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • preliminary hearing: A hearing where the judge decides whether there is enough evidence to make the defendant have a trial.
  • presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
  • probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Promulgate: when used in connection with a rule, as defined under s. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • Property: includes real and personal property. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • public debt: Cumulative amounts borrowed by the Treasury Department or the Federal Financing Bank from the public or from another fund or account. The public debt does not include agency debt (amounts borrowed by other agencies of the Federal Government). The total public debt is subject to a statutory limit.
  • public defender: Represent defendants who can't afford an attorney in criminal matters.
  • public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Qualified: when applied to any person elected or appointed to office, means that such person has done those things which the person was by law required to do before entering upon the duties of the person's office. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • Registered nurse: includes a registered nurse who is licensed in a party state, as defined in s. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • 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
  • statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Sworn: includes "affirmed" in all cases where by law an affirmation may be substituted for an oath. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • temporary restraining order: Prohibits a person from an action that is likely to cause irreparable harm. This differs from an injunction in that it may be granted immediately, without notice to the opposing party, and without a hearing. It is intended to last only until a hearing can be held.
  • testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Town: may be construed to include cities, villages, wards or districts. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • United States: includes the District of Columbia, the states, the commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the territories organized by congress. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • Village: means incorporated village. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • Week: means 7 consecutive days. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed; "year" alone means "year of our Lord". See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01