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  • Honorable Douglas Kurek, Presiding
  • Leone Christensen, Municipal Court Clerk
  • Kaye Rundquist, Municipal Court Clerk
  • Prosecuting Attorney: Timothy Schmid

Municipal Court is held at the Gillett City Hall at 3:00 PM

Gillett City Hall
150 N McKenzie Ave
Gillett, WI 54124
920-855-2255
Fax: 920-855-6283

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Oconto County Circut Court

Court Room Etiquette

  • DO's & DON'TS in the court room.
  • DO act with respect to the court.
  • DO answer when your name is called.
  • DO have your case ready on trial day.
  • DO bring all your witnesses to court on trial day.
  • DO have your attorney present, if needed.
  • DON'T be late for your court date.
  • DON'T wear a hat in the courtroom.
  • DON'T chew gum or eat in court.
  • DON'T talk out of turn or disrupt the court.
  • DON'T show disrespect for anyone in the courtroom.

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Court Room Procedures

Initial Appearance: Your initial appearance day is the date printed by the officer on your citation or summons. This is the date that you must appear in court if you have not forfeited the deposit required on the citation. The forfeiture must have taken place prior to the court date on your citation or summons. Forfeitures can be paid in person or by mail to the Clerk of Courts, 150 North McKenzie Avenue, Gillett, WI 54124.920-855-2255.At the initial appearance the Court Clerk will call your case by name, an example would be "City of Gillett vs John A Doe, a charge of Disorderly Conduct." After you hear your case called, stand and advise the court that you are present. The judge will then ask you to come forward. At the initial appearance the judge will ask you if you understand the charge. If not, he will explain the charge using the terminology of the City Ordinances. After you understand the charge he will then ask you for a plea to the charge. You options are as follows:

  • Guilty
    You are admitting to breaking the law as the judge explained it to you. He will find you guilty and impose a fine, usually the fine which has been written on the top of your citation or summons by the officer. After paying the fine the case will be considered closed.
  • No Contest
    You are not admitting to breaking the law; however, you would rather not have a trial. You would much rather pay the fine and forget the entire incident. Pleading no contest to the charge the judge will find you guilty and impose a fine, usually the fine that has been written on the top of your citation or summons by the officer. After paying the fine the case will be considered closed.
  • Not Guilty
    You are not admitting guilt and you would like a trial before the court. You wish the City of Gillett to prove its case against you. The judge will accept your plea of "NOT GUILTY" and schedule a date for trial. Trials are usually scheduled for the next month's court date after the initial appearances are completed.

NOTE: You do not have to bring any witnesses on the date of your initial appearance. No testimony about your case will be heard that day.

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