- Appearing in Court
- Pre-Trial / Making a Plea
- Trial / Appeals
- Restitution / Poverty Hearing
- Reopening a Case
- Teen Court/Juvenile Matters
Court is held on Wednesday afternoons starting at 4:00 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-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
* 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.
A trial is scheduled 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. Appeals must be requested within twenty (20) days of being found guilty at a trial. Appeal request forms, instructions, and fee requirements are given after each trial.
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 and submit or to:
Menomonee Falls Municipal Court
W156N8480 Pilgrim Rd.
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
For poverty guidelines visit the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services website
Within six (6) months from the date you were found guilty, you can request the court to re-open a case.
Complete the online Re-Open Form
Or send to:
Menomonee Falls Municipal Court
W156 N8480 Pilgrim Road
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
Once the court receives your filled out reopen request, we will send you a court date. At this appearance, court fees of $0 to $50 may be assessed, at the discretion of the judge, before the case is reopened. If your driver’s license has been suspended or a warrant has been issued for failure to pay your forfeiture, nothing will be changed until your appearance in court.
If your driver's license IS suspended and/ or you have an active commitment warrant, it will be addressed at your reopen request hearing.
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 charge 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.
- Wednesday at 5:00 pm
- 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: community service, drug testing, monetary forfeitures, 100% school attendance, driver's license suspension, proof of grades, and/or counseling. A municipal court judge has wide discretion when imposing penalties involving juveniles.
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 drug and alcohol assessment
*Mandatory revocation of your driver’s license
*Ignition Interlock Device (IID) IF your blood alcohol content is over a .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.
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 time of arrest, you may request a refusal hearing in writing with 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.
To Contest a Ticket:
To contest a parking ticket, you must send a letter or Not Guilty Form to the Municipal Court. You will be notified by mail of a pre-trial date.