Criminal & Traffic Court

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Criminal Court is concerned with actions that are dangerous or harmful to society as a whole. Because of this, prosecution is pursued not by an individual but rather by the state represented by the District Attorney’s Office. Criminal Court, in general, handles violations of State Law, including both Felony and Misdemeanor charges. Traffic Court handles criminal traffic charges, County Ordinance violations, State Patrol citations, and Department of Nature Resource citations.

Felony charges are offenses of a more serious nature, such as murder or burglary, and are generally punishable with a fine and time in the Wisconsin State Prison System with Wisconsin Department of Corrections.

Misdemeanor charges are offenses defined as less serious than felony charges and are generally punishable with a fine and/or time in the County Jail. Criminal Traffic violations are misdemeanor offenses typically involving a motor vehicle.

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