**The staff of the New Holstein Police Department and New Holstein Municipal Court are not attorneys and can't advise you on legal matters. See an attorney for any legal advice. 1. I just want to pay my fine, what should I do?
You do not have to appear in court if you send the deposit amount as shown on your citation prior to our court date. This deposit may also be paid in person at the New Holstein Police Department, 2110 Washington St., in the City of New Holstein. Please make checks payable to: City of New Holstein Municipal Court To ensure proper handling, please include your citation and the court date with a check or money order payable to: City of New Holstein, Municipal Court. Cash is accepted if you pay in person at the New Holstein Police Department. 2. I wish to plead not guilty by mail: How do I do this?
You do not need to appear in court if you wish to plead “NOT GUILTY”, you are required to write a letter to the Municipal Court Clerk, City of New Holstein. State in the letter that you are pleading not guilty. Also include th offense, the date you are scheduled to appear, the ticket number, your current mailing address, and you phone number. The letter must be received at least three business days prior to your assigned court date. Please mail the letter to: Municipal Court Clerk, City of New Holstein 2110 Washington St. New Holstein, WI 53061 You will not hear from the court until after the court date on your citation. At that time you will be mailed a notice for a pretrial conference with the City Attorney. 3. What is a pretrial conference?
It is a meeting where you sit down with the City Attorney and try to resolve the matter. If you are unable to reach an agreement, the matter will be scheduled for trial. 4. What will happen when I appear in court on the date of my citation?
The date on your citation is the date of your initial appearance. An initial appearance is not a trial date. If you plead guilty, you are admitting that you committed the offense, and if the arrest report contains the necessary elements, you will be found guilty and a penalty will be imposed. If you plead no contest, you are neither pleading guilty nor not guilty, but merely want to have the matter resolved and pay the penalty. The effect of this plea is that the court will find you guilty and the matter will be resolved at the initial appearance. You, however, will not be admitting your civil liability for the use in other litigation, which should be expected where personal injury or property damage is involved. If you plead not guilty, your case will be scheduled for a pre-trial conference. PLEASE NOTE: If you do not appear or enter a plea in writing before the court date on your citation, the court will find you guilty, impose the fine, and allow 60 days for payment of the fine. If you fail to pay the judgment imposed, your driving privileges will be suspended for two (2) years. You should assume additional costs for reinstatement of your license. It is your responsibility to contact the court before the return date listed on your citation. If you have any questions, please contact the municipal court clerk. 5. What happens if I do not pay my fine?
One or more of the following will happen.
- A warrant may be issued for your arrest.
- Your driver's license will be suspended for failure to pay.
- Your wages will be garnished and additional fees including interest will be applied.
- A tax refund intercept will be applied through the Department of Revenue and additional fees could apply.