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You may go directly to the State Public Defender's Office located at:209 O'Connor DriveElkhorn, WI 53121Phone: 262-723-3212
They will discuss the steps you need to take to determine if you are eligible for public defender representation. If you are not eligible for public defender representation, the public defender's office will give you a form called Notice of Ineligibility. The Public Defender's Office will also give you a Motion for Appointment of Counsel. Fill this form out and file the original with the Clerk of Courts Office. The Judge will then decide at the next court hearing whether or not to grant your motion for appointment of counsel.
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If you are a defendant and have hired an attorney, our office will not be able to communicate with you. We are only able to communicate with your attorney regarding your case.
If you are a defendant and have not hired an attorney, you may complete a form called Waiver of Your Right to an Attorney. This form can be obtained from the Clerk of Courts Office at the Judicial Center. After you have completed the form, sign it and file it with the Clerk of Courts Office. Once the form has been filed and we have received a copy, you may contact our office to communicate with the prosecutor assigned to your case.
If you are looking to obtain access to or copies of police reports, you must go directly to the police agency that prepared the reports and make an open records request. There may be a fee to obtain police reports.
No, our office does not handle child support matters. Any child support questions should be directed either to your attorney or the Child Support Office in the Judicial Center. That phone number is 262-741-7100. Our office only becomes involved in child support matters when a criminal child support case has been referred to us.
No, our office does not handle civil matters. We do not represent private citizens. We represent the County of Walworth and the State of Wisconsin only.
If you would like to commence a small claims action against another party you can obtain and file the paperwork with the Clerk of Courts Office in Room 2080 of the Judicial Center. You may also contact the Clerk of Courts Small Claims division at 262-741-7019 for more information.
If you wish to make a complaint against someone, go to the police agency where the violation occurred and make a complaint to a police officer. You cannot make your complaint directly to our office. The police officer will investigate the matter and refer any appropriate charges to our office for prosecution. An attorney from the District Attorney's office will decide whether or not to file charges.
Once charges have been filed from the District Attorney's office only the attorney can decide to drop the charges.
There is a page of instructions entitled "To Lift the No Contact". See the table of contents of this website. A printed copy can also be obtained from the Clerk of Court's office.
If you have an attorney, contact him/her with this question. If you do not have an attorney, you must contact our office to inquire whether or not the prosecutor assigned to your case objects to your request. You must then call the Clerk of Court's office at 741-7012 to advise the court of the prosecutor's position and of your request for a new court date. The Judge will make the final decision to grant or deny your request.
The following conditions apply:
The bond conditions last until the case is dismissed or the defendant is sentenced for the crime.
The prosecuting attorney believes that you have relevant testimony necessary to prosecute the case.
There are many factors involved for each case. Some cases are resolved within several weeks, whereas others may take several months.
Contact the police agency that is holding your property. They will then contact the District Attorney's office regarding this matter. The police department will then contact you regarding the release of your property.
Contact the State Department of Justice at the Department of Justice.