The City of Brookfield Municipal Court has been approved to reopen to in-person court appearances effective June 8th, 2020.
• All persons entering the courtroom must wear a face covering.
• Social distancing and the number of individuals allowed into the courtroom will be maintained.
• Bring your own pen.
The mission of the City of Brookfield Municipal Court is to impartially adjudicate traffic and ordinance cases such that the legal rights of individuals are safeguarded and public interest is protected.
The City of Brookfield Municipal Court meets Monday evenings at 5:30 PM for Initial Appearances and Pre-trial Conferences with the City Prosecutor. If you receive a municipal citation, the specific court date and time for you to appear is located on the top of the citation. You will be given the opportunity to discuss your case with the City Prosecutor on your court date and may be able to resolve your case at that time.
For individuals who do not resolve their case with the City Prosecutor, trials are conducted in the City of Brookfield Municipal Court on the first and third Thursdays of every month beginning at 5:30 PM. If your case is scheduled for a court trial, you will sign a stipulation and order at your Initial Appearance with a specific date and time for your municipal trial. Failure to appear for any scheduled court session without proper notice and approval by the court will result in a default judgment entered against you for the amount listed on the original citation.
What You Need To Do
Please read the citation carefully along with the instruction sheet given to you by the Police Officer at the scene of the alleged offense to get a better understanding of the process followed by the court. Further information regarding the court process will be given to you at your Initial Appearance/Pre-trial Conference. Please review the Frequently Asked Questions section below for additional information. You can also reach court staff with specific questions at the telephone numbers listed on this website.
- What is the distinction between the District Attorney, the City Attorney, and the City Prosecutor?
- Does the City Attorney deal with municipal ordinance citations in municipal court?
- Are municipal violations criminal matters?
- Do I need a lawyer in municipal court?
- What if I plead not guilty to a municipal ordinance violation?
- What is the general procedure followed in Municipal Court?
- What is the burden of proof in Municipal Court?
- Am I entitled to a Public Defender for my court case?
- How do I know what my court date is?
- Are there additional court costs if I wish to appear in court?
- Is there a chance of reducing my points or charges?
- What happens if I plead not guilty?
- What do I need to do for my trial date?
- What do I need for trial?
- Am I able to see the City Prosecutor before my court date?