2017 Wisconsin Statutes & Annotations
Chapter 818. Arrest and bail.
818.05 Bond of plaintiff.

Universal Citation: WI Stat § 818.05 (2017)

818.05 Bond of plaintiff. Before making the order for arrest the court or judge shall require a bond of the plaintiff, with or without sureties, to the effect that if the plaintiff fails to recover, the plaintiff will pay all costs that may be awarded to the defendant and all damages which the defendant may sustain by reason of the arrest, not exceeding the sum specified in the bond, which shall be at least $100. If the bond be executed by the plaintiff without sureties the plaintiff shall annex thereto an affidavit that the plaintiff is a resident and householder or freeholder within the state and worth double the sum specified in the bond above all of the plaintiff's debts and liabilities in property in this state not exempt from execution. This section does not apply to an order for arrest in an action to determine paternity or to any action under ch. 767 brought by the state or its designee.

History: Sup. Ct. Order, 67 Wis. 2d 585, 758 (1975); Stats. 1975 s. 809.05; Sup. Ct. Order, 83 Wis. 2d xiiiv (1978); Stats. 1977 s. 818.05; 1983 a. 447; 1989 a. 212; 1993 a. 486; 2001 a. 16.

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