Municipal Court

Village of Wrightstown MUNICIPAL COURT

INFORMATION PRIOR TO YOUR APPEARANCE

When you come into this court, you are charged with violating a Village Ordinance or a State of Wisconsin statute as adopted by the Village of Wrightstown. You have a right to enter a plea of either GUILTY, NOT GUILTY, or NO CONTEST to the charge. If you plead NO CONTEST, it is likely that you will be found guilty, but before the court makes that decision, you will have the opportunity to speak to the Judge. If you are involved in the type of arrest where you may be sued civilly (for example, an accident), the fact that you plead NO CONTEST in this court may not be used against you in any other action or in any other court. If you plead GUILTY, that is what is called an admission against interest which can, and may be used against you civilly. It is very important that you understand the difference. You may plead NO CONTEST to any charge in this court.

If you plead NOT GUILTY, you will first be scheduled for a pre-trial conference with the Wrightstown Prosecuting Attorney. If the case cannot be disposed of after this conference, then a trial will be scheduled and held in this court.

You also have the right to have a trial in another Municipal Court. If you want to do that, you must make a written demand in this court within 10 days from the date of judgment, or you will be forever barred from transferring the trial.

A jury trial cannot be requested for any municipal/traffic charge except operating while intoxicated or blood alcohol content. If you plead NOT GUILTY to a charge of OWI/BAC, and want a jury trial, you must make a demand of this court IN WRITING, within 10 days of this appearance and you must accompany your written demand with the jury fees of $36.00 for a six person jury trial, checks made payable to either Brown or Outagamie Court Clerk. You must also post the bond payable to Wrightstown Municipal Court. The case will then be transferred to the Brown County Circuit Court for the jury trial, and all further communications would be from them. If you do not properly request the jury trial within this period, you are forever barred and your case will be heard in this court.

COURT CONTACT INFORMATION

Municipal Judge
John DeWane
920-532-5547 x 31
jdewane@wrightstown.us

Professional Judicial Assistant
Sharon Diedrick
920-532-5547 ext 30
sdiedrick@Wrightstown.us
 Fax: 920-532-4996

Officer Hours:
Monday – Thursday 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM
COURT LOCATION, DATES AND TIME
Municipal Court is held at the Wrightstown Village Hall, 352 High Street, Wrightstown.

All court sessions start at 6:30 P.M. Please no food or drink allowed in the courtroom.

2017 COURT DATES

April 20, 2017
May 11, 2017
June 8, 2017
July 20, 2017
August 10, 2017
September 14, 2017
October 12, 2017
November 9, 2017
December 14, 2017

2018 COURT DATES

January 11, 2018

COURT REPORTS
March Court Report –  read more…