Town of Brookfield, Wisconsin
Welcome to the Town of Brookfield Municipal Court website. I hope that you will find the information to be useful. The Town of Brookfield Municipal Court is located in the Town Hall at 645 N. Janacek Rd., Brookfield, WI 53045.
Town of Brookfield Municipal Court has jurisdiction in all matters involving violations of the Town's ordinances. An ordinance violation is classified as a civil offense, not a criminal offense.
Court is held the first and third Thursday of each month beginning at 5:30 pm. Each case is discussed with the Town Attorney at the initial appearance. Many cases are settled that evening. Should you not accept what the Town Prosecutor offers, your case will be set for trial to be held on a different date and time. At 6:00 pm, the judge takes the bench and reviews the offers at which time you will enter a plea and have a chance to address the judge.
Every person accused of an ordinance violation has certain legal rights and responsibilities. You are entitled to be represented by an attorney, although the court does not appoint an attorney for you and the town does not pay your attorney fees and expenses.
If you are found guilty in municipal court, the court typically imposes a money forfeiture. You are expected to pay the forfeiture when you make your initial appearance in court. However, if you need more time, the court will grant you 60 days to pay.
Since being elected in 1991, I have tried to provide an environment that is fair to both the defendant and prosecution. Hopefully, your experience in court will be a positive experience. Thank you.