2017 Wisconsin Statutes & Annotations
Chapter 304. Paroles and pardons.
304.09 Notice of pardon application.

Universal Citation: WI Stat § 304.09 (2017)

304.09 Notice of pardon application.

(1) In this section:

(a) “Member of the family" means spouse, domestic partner under ch. 770, child, sibling, parent or legal guardian.

(b) “Victim" means a person against whom a crime has been committed.

(2) The notice of the pardon application shall state the name of the convict, the crime of which he or she was convicted, the date and term of sentence and the date if known, when the application is to be heard by the governor. The notice shall be served on the following persons, if they can be found:

(a) The judge who participated in the trial of the convict.

(b) The district attorney who participated in the trial of the convict.

(c) The victim or, if the victim is dead, an adult member of the victim's family.

(3) The notice shall inform the persons under sub. (2) of the manner in which they may provide written statements or participate in any applicable hearing. The applicant shall serve notice on the persons under sub. (2) (a) and (b) at least 3 weeks before the hearing of the application. The governor shall make a reasonable attempt to serve notice on the person under sub. (2) (c) at least 3 weeks before the hearing of the application. The notice shall be published at least once each week for 2 successive weeks before the hearing in a newspaper of general circulation in the county where the offense was committed. If there is no such newspaper, the notice shall be posted in a conspicuous place on the door of the courthouse of the county for 3 weeks before the hearing and published once each week for 2 consecutive weeks before the hearing in a newspaper published in an adjoining county. Publication as required in this subsection shall be completed by a date designated by the governor. The date shall be a reasonable time prior to the hearing date.

History: 1983 a. 364; 1989 a. 31 s. 1708; Stats. 1989 s. 304.09; 1997 a. 181; 2009 a. 28.

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