Court Procedures

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE:  

  • THE COURT OFFICE IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  SEE  COVID-19 COURT UPDATES FOR MORE INFORMATION.
  • APRIL COURT DATES ARE RESCHEDULED.
  • COURT PROCEEDINGS WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Initial Appearance 

Your citation includes your court date and time in the top left corner.  This is referred to as your Initial Appearance court date.  Please contact the court at 608-824-7370 if you need assistance.  

  • Adult Initial Appearances - Click here for more information.
  • Juvenile Initial Appearances - Click here for more information.

Pre-Trial Conferences for Not Guilty Pleas

If you enter a plea of not guilty, your case will be scheduled for a Pre-trial Conference with the City’s prosecuting attorney.  If you wish to enter a not guilty plea without appearing in court, your plea must be submitted in writing and received prior to your scheduled Initial Appearance. Click here for more information regarding Pre-trial Conference procedures.

Operating While Intoxicated 1st Offense

If you are found guilty of an Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) 1st offense, you may be subject to additional restrictions.  Click here for more information.  

Reopening Procedures and Hearings

Wisconsin State Law allows a defendant six (6) months from the judgement date to file a request to reopen a citation.  Click here for more information regarding requests to reopen.

Truancy Procedures and Hearings

Truancy is the failure of a student under the age of 18 to attend school when school is in session. The Middleton Municipal Court hears all allegations of truancy occurring in the City of Middleton. Penalties can be imposed not only against the student, but also against the parent.  Click here for more information regarding truancy procedures.

Trial Procedures and Hearings

If you are unable to resolve your citation with the City’s prosecuting attorney, your case may be set for trial.  Trials are held in the Middleton Municipal Courtroom at 7341 Donna Drive, Middleton, Wisconsin.  Click here for more information regarding trial procedures.

Request Interpreter and Disability Services

If you are in need of an interpreter or accommodations for a disability, please call the court office at 608-824-7370.  Click here for more information.