Municipal Court

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Barry Osicka being swore in as our village's newly elected Municipal Judge by former Judge Dick Hotchkiss on April 7, 2016. (Photo: Waushara Argus).

Court is held the first Thursday of each month, 9:30 AM to 11 AM at the Village Hall, 500 Main Street. For more information please contact the Village Clerk, Michelle Klapoetke, (920) 622-4183.

COURT CONDUCT

This is a court of law. Rules of evidence and proper decorum are expected. Please be quiet when court is in session so all individuals can be heard and present their case without distraction. Persons who fail to conduct themselves in an orderly manner will be asked to leave and may be cited for contempt of court. The Village of Wild Rose is committed to ensuring that you are treated with courtesy and respect that every citizen has a right to expect from judicial officers. The court, in return, expects the same courtesy and respect.

NOTE: All Municipal Court proceedings are tape recorded. 

All attorneys and other individuals in the courtroom shall abide by the following rules of conduct: 

  1. Always be prompt. Be in the courtroom ready to proceed at the appointed time. 

  2. Dress Appropriately. No inappropriate attire such as : no shorts, cut-offs, low cut blouses or tops, no skirts or dresses that are short(less than halfway from knee to top of thigh), no muscle shirts or shirts without sleeves, no clothing with offensive, vulgar, racist, sexist, obscene, lewd, or suggestive words, slogans, depictions, or pictures. 

NOTE: ANY CLOTHING THAT CAUSES A DISRUPTION TO PROCEEDINGS MAY RESULT IN YOUR CASE BEING RESET TO RETURN WITHOUT DISRUPTIVE ATTIRE.

  1. Hats, caps, bandanas, or any headgear, except with permission of the judge, are not to be worn in the courtroom.

  2. No weapons of any type.

  3. No cell phones or pagers. (Cell phones and pagers must be off or they will be confiscated) 

  4. No recording devices of any kind may be used. No audio or visual electronic recordings may be made of any court proceedings, hearings, or trials. The recording of any court proceedings is prohibited unless the Municipal Judge approves of this, after a written request. The use of any device includes: cell phone, camera, video recorder, smart phone, laptop, ThinkPad, electronic tablet, etc., and any other electronic devices capable of recording are prohibited in the court room. Any person caught recording proceedings without previous approval by the Judge may be held in contempt of court and may have their recording device seized as evidence.

  5. No food or drink allowed in the courtroom.

  6. Smoking is not allowed in the Courtroom.

  7. Enter and leave the courtroom quietly.

  8. Stand when the Judge enters and leaves the courtroom.

  9. Address the Judge as “Your Honor”.

  10. Children: Please try not to bring children to the courtroom, unless they have been ordered to be present. Children in a courtroom may see and hear things that are hurtful or confusing for them. A courtroom is likely to be quite boring for children. If you feel you have no other option, bring a responsible adult who is not part of the court proceedings to watch the children while you are in court. 

(m) If you wish to make a payment today, please wait until Court is adjourned. 

NOTE: The court expects that counsel shall call these rules to the attention of their clients and witnesses.