- Appearing in Court
- Pre-Trial / Making a Plea
- Trial / Appeals
- Restitution / Poverty Hearing
- Reopening a Case
- Juvenile Matters/Teen Court
- Operating While Impaired
- Ignition Interlock Device
- Jury Trial
- Parking Citations
Appearing in Court
Due to COVID-19, please review the guidelines below before you arrive at court.
Menomonee Falls Municipal Court is prepared to resume in-person hearings on Wednesday, June 3, 2020. To ensure the health and safety of everyone that enters the court room, the Menomonee Falls Municipal Court has put in place the following precautions:
- Screening questionnaires
- Social distancing
- Face masks will be required for all persons inside the court room
- Hand sanitizer will be available at all entry/exit points
- Defendants are encouraged to bring their own pens. Sanitized pens will be provided as needed.
- All surfaces, tables, counter tops, and chairs will be sanitized.
For more information, please see the links below.
Court is held on Wednesday afternoons starting at 4 p.m. You are seen on a first come, first serve basis. If your citation is marked MUST APPEAR, you are required to appear in person on the indicated court date to enter a plea.
To change a court date, please call 262-532-4370. Per the Judge, we do not reschedule on the day of court.
Failure to appear in court, pay your forfeiture, or enter a not guilty plea prior to your initial court date will result in a default judgment entered against you with a plea of no contest, a finding of guilty, and penalties imposed.
Pre-Trial / Making a Plea
Pre-Trials are held once a month/once every other month. If a resolution cannot be reached, a trial date will be set.
GUILTY - You are admitting guilt to the charge(s) against you.
NO CONTEST - A statement indicating you do not wish to contest the charge; the Judge must find you guilty upon a no contest plea, but the plea cannot be used as evidence against you in a civil suit for damages.
NOT GUILTY - Indicates you would like to contest the citation. You must put this in writing. Not Guilty Form (PDF)
*When pleas of Guilty or No Contest are made a forfeiture (fine) will be assessed against you. Before this is done you will be given an opportunity to tell the Village Prosecutor about any mitigating circumstances surrounding the charge.
Trial / Appeals
A trial is held when a resolution cannot be made between the Village Prosecutor and defendant. The judge hears both sides and makes a final decision. If the Judge finds you Not Guilty, the citation will be dismissed. If you are found Guilty, the Judge will impose a fine and give you 60 days to pay.
You have the right to appeal the Judge's decision. You must fill out the appeal paperwork and pay appropriate fees within 20 days of being found guilty at trial. Appeal request forms, instructions, and fee requirements are given after each trial.
Restitution / Poverty Hearing
A restitution hearing will be scheduled only at the request of the defendant.
If you are unable to pay your fines due to poverty, Please complete the Poverty Evaluation Form (PDF) or complete and send to:
Menomonee Falls Municipal Court
W156N8480 Pilgrim Road
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
For poverty guidelines visit the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services website
Reopening a Case
You can request to reopen a case within six months from the date you were found guilty.
Complete the online Re-Open Form (PDF)
Or send to:
Menomonee Falls Municipal Court
W156 N8480 Pilgrim Road
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
Once the court receives your reopen request, we will send you a hearing date. At this appearance, court fees of $0 to $50 may be assessed, at the discretion of the judge, if the case is reopened.
*If your driver's license is suspended and/ or you have an active commitment warrant, it will be addressed at your reopen request hearing.
- First Wednesday of the month at 4:30 p.m.
- Held in private chambers
- A parent/guardian is required
The Menomonee Falls Municipal Court has jurisdiction over persons between the ages of 12 and 16. Juveniles have the same rights as adults with respect to pleas. They also have the right to a private (closed) hearing, but may waive this right.
A finding of guilty may consist of one or more of the following:
- 100% School Attendance
- Community Service
- Drivers License Suspension
- Drug Testing
- Monetary Forfeitures
- Proof of Grades
A municipal court judge has wide discretion when imposing penalties involving juveniles.
Teen Court/Program Eligibility
The Teen Court program offers eligible youth an opportunity to receive a meaningful sentence from a jury of their peers. This experience provides youth with an alternative to appearing in the Menomonee Falls Municipal Court. The Teen Court experience provides a more lasting impression for the youth involved. Teens that successfully complete the program will have the citation dismissed from their record.
Youths must be first time offenders, under the age of 17, and admit their guilt. Youths must be remorseful and they must be accompanied by a parent or other adult throughout the Teen Court process. The youth must agree to comply with the Teen Court sentence and the rules of Teen Court.
Operating While Impaired
The following penalties are assessed if you are found guilty of an Operating While Impaired (OWI) or an Operating with a Restricted Controlled Substance (ORCS) citation:
- Mandatory Forfeiture
- Mandatory drug and alcohol assessment
- Mandatory revocation of your driver's license
- Ignition Interlock Device (IID) if your blood alcohol content is over .15 or you had a prior OWI over 10 years ago.
Prohibited Alcohol Concentration (PAC)
You may receive a second citation for PAC. Although you can be convicted of both OWI and PAC, points and penalties will only be imposed on one.
Ignition Interlock Device
If you are required to install an IID in your vehicle, there are four IID vendors that are currently approved by the State of Wisconsin. Please refer to the Wisconsin DOT website for a list of IID vendors, a list of IID installation service centers, and a list of FAQ's regarding IID's.
If you refused chemical testing of your breath/blood at the time of your arrest, you may request a refusal hearing, in writing to the Menomonee Falls Municipal Court within 10 days of the issuance of the Notice of Intent to Revoke. Please refer to the information given to you at the time of your arrest pertaining to procedures.
If you were issued a citation for OWI or ORCS, you have the right to a jury trial. You must send your request for a jury trial, along with a check made payable to the Clerk of Circuit Court in the amount of $36.00, to the court office within 10 days of entering your plea. Your case will be sent to the Waukesha County Circuit Court and all future correspondence will be from them.