What does remedial contempt mean?
In remedial contempt, you essentially have the keys to let yourself out of jail by doing something you have the ability to do, such as using money that exists in your checking account to pay child support.
What happens when you are in contempt?
Contempt of court is essentially seen as a form of disturbance that may impede the functioning of the court. The judge may impose fines and/or jail time upon any person committing contempt of court. The person is usually let out upon his or her agreement to fulfill the wishes of the court.
What is a punitive sanction?
Punitive sanction means a sanction imposed to punish a past contempt of court for the purpose of upholding the authority of the court.
What is meant by punitive?
: inflicting, involving, or aiming at punishment severe punitive measures.
What are remedial sanctions?
Remedial sanction means a sanction imposed to terminate a continuing contempt of court or to compensate for injury, damage or costs resulting from a past or continuing contempt of court.
What is the penalty for contempt of court in Wisconsin?
Punitive Sanctions allow the court to put you in jail for up to a year and fine you up to $5000 for each separate act of contempt. A contempt order has to be issued by a judge. If the Family Court Commissioner wants to hold you in contempt, he/she has to refer it to a judge.