1997 WISCONSIN ACT 232
An Act to amend 809.31 (1), 969.01 (2) (b) and 969.01 (2) (e) of the statutes; relating to: release of a person convicted of a misdemeanor pending appeal.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
809.31 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
809.31 (1) A defendant convicted of a misdemeanor or felony who is seeking relief from a conviction and sentence of imprisonment or to the intensive sanctions program and who seeks release on bond pending a determination of a motion or appeal shall file in the trial court a motion seeking release.
969.01 (2) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
969.01 (2) (b) In misdemeanors, release shall may be allowed upon appeal in the discretion of the trial court.
969.01 (2) (e) of the statutes is amended to read:
969.01 (2) (e) Any court or judge or any justice authorized to grant release after conviction for a misdemeanor or felony may, in addition to the powers granted in s. 969.08, revoke the order releasing a defendant.
(1) This act first applies to offenses committed on the effective date of this subsection.