Criminal

A criminal case is an action brought by a government to penalize a violation of the criminal laws.  In either a misdemeanor or felony case you will have an initial appearance.

Public Defender

To determine if you qualify for a public defender, please contact the Public Defenders office at:
139 S Washington Street
Green Bay WI  54301
920-448-5433

Court-Appointed Attorney

If you do not qualify for a Public Defender, you may petition for a court-appointed attorney by completing the Petition for Appointment of an Attorney, Affidavit of Indigency. The Petition must be signed in front of a notary and then filed at the Clerk of Courts office.

Waiver of Right of Attorney

 If you want to waive your right to an attorney in order to speak with the District Attorney’s office to try to resolve your case, complete the Waiver of Right to Attorney.  Then bring the completed form with you to your next court appearance.

Bond Modification

 If you want to petition the Court for removal of Pretrial Release Monitoring due to inability to pay, complete the Bond Modification Request Affidavit of Indigency.  The request must be signed in front of a notary and then filed at the Clerk of Courts office.

If you are requesting that a no contact condition of bond be lifted, contact HELP of Door County at 920-743-8785 for assistance completing the No Contact Modification Request.  Then file the completed form at the District Attorney’s office.

Victim Impact Panel

Victim Impact Panels will be held on April 9, 2020 (CANCELED) and October 8, 2020 at the Door County Justice Center, 1201 S Duluth Avenue, Sturgeon Bay, WI  The program starts promptly at 7:00pm; late arrivals will not be permitted entry.

Ignition Interlock

If you need a vehicle exempted from having an IID installed, complete the Door County Circuit Court Application for IID Exemption.  The application must be signed in front of a notary and then filed at the Clerk of Courts office.

If you want to Petition for Half-Priced IID, complete the Petition.  The Petition must be signed in front of a notary and then filed at the Clerk of Courts office.

Expunction

Expunction does not remove a criminal case from all records.  A judge can only order the expunction of the courts record.  The Wisconsin Crime Information Bureau also keeps criminal records.  The case may still exist in the records of the District Attorney, other law enforcement records, the Department of Transportation and other places.

The judge has no authority to require the removal of these records.  You may review documentation concerning the removal of criminal records on the Wisconsin Department of Justice website.