Arrest Warrant and Commitment (AWC)
A writ by the Court ordering that a defendant be arrested and detained until a fine is paid or discharged by due course of law.
A writ commanding the arrest of a defendant who did not appear for a scheduled court appearance.
A writ commanding the arrest of a subject, often issued after a court-ordered fine or forfeiture has not been paid. Body Attachments may be issued in contempt, civil, or criminal family proceedings.
A writ commanding the arrest of a person, issued by a juvenile justice court.
Conduct punishable only by a forfeiture.
A violation of state law punishable by a fine, imprisonment, or both. Conduct punishable by a forfeiture is never a crime. (Wisconsin Statute 939.12)
A crime punishable by imprisonment in the Wisconsin state prisons.
A crime punishable by a maximum imprisonment of a year in the county jail (an exception exists for repeat offenders).
Order for Arrest
A writ commanding the arrest of a subject, which may be for contempt, but is always civil in nature.
Order for Commitment
A writ commanding the arrest of a defendant who has been previously committed to the county jail.
A writ commanding the arrest of a subject alleging, a crime or civil forfeiture violation. The warrant should be accompanied by a copy of the complaint.
An instrument conveying notice of action directed by a Court.