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And the bond goes to the victim. July 18, 2008

Posted by Attorney Jonathan Groth in FAQ Personal Injury.
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Where does a bond go?  When someone charged with criminal activity posts bond what happens to the money?

According to Section 969.13(5) of the Wisconsin Statutes when a defendant posts a bond that amount of money shall go first to the victim of the crime.  For example, when a drunk driver injures someone and is charged with a crime the money he/she posts as bond must be saved by the court to pay to the victim as a form of restitution.  Sounds like a good use of the money to me.

If you are the victim of a crime be sure to ask the victim witness advocate working on your case to keep you informed about the status of the bond. 

www.jonpgroth.com

Jon Groth is a Wisconsin Personal Injury Attorney handling cases throughout Wisconsin and most recently in Kenosha, Crivitz, Sheboygan and Wauwatosa.

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