Courts in Wisconsin
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The Wisconsin State Court system is simple, and consists of four levels of courts, with one court at each level. There are 241 Wisconsin Municipal Courts that exclusively handle traffic infractions and other ordinance violations. Next are Wisconsin's Circuit Courts, which handle many types of cases including those relating to domestic relations and juvenile matters, as well as most other civil and criminal cases. The next highest Wisconsin court is its Court of Appeals, which hears civil, criminal, administrative agency and juvenile appeals, and the Wisconsin Supreme Court is the state's highest court. If you're looking for Wisconsin public records, you can use the Consolidated Court Automation Programs (CCAP) online database, located at, to find information regarding Wisconsin court records for Circuit Court cases. There is a separate online system,, that provides information about Wisconsin cases in appellate courts. The Wisconsin Court System's website,, provides a list of current Supreme Court cases, information about representing yourself in Wisconsin, allows you to pay Wisconsin court fees online, and tells you how to file a small claims cases in Wisconsin.
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23, Nov 2014 - A Dozen Wisconsin Communities Challenge Corporate Personhood With Vote to Overturn Citizens United
"The Supreme Court changed the meaning of the 1st Amendment, and we want it changed back," says Mary Laan, the Move To Amend leader in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.
23, Nov 2014 - Man with 12 convictions didn't see drunk driving as crime
Daniel Frisch is serving time in the Fox Lake Correctional Institution in Wisconsin. / Dan Young, Gannett Wisconsin Media APPLETON, Wis. - Behind the gray walls of Fox Lake Correctional Institution, Daniel Frisch - in his pale green prison jumpsuit, wire-rimmed glasses and thinning, sandy hair - is counting the days until he is a free man.
23, Nov 2014 - Jefferson, WI Reality Check: Ads attack Happ's handling of cases
A pair of attack ads are going after Democratic candidate for attorney general Susan Happ for cases she handled in Jefferson County. The ads are being run by two different groups. One is by Republican candidate Brad Schimel's campaign. The other is paid for by the political arm of the state's biggest business group, Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce. Each one addresses a specific case ...
23, Nov 2014 - Menominee, WI 2 arraigned in break-in where homeowner fatally shot 3rd suspect
Two young Wisconsin men have been arraigned on home invasion charges in a break-in that left a third suspect shot to death by the homeowner in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. TV station WBUP-WBKP says 19-year-old Matthew Franjose and 20-year-old Thomas Hartman appeared Wednesday in a Menominee court. A judge ordered the Green Bay residents jailed on $25,000 bonds and scheduled a probable cause ...
22, Nov 2014 - Wood, WI Reinwand gets life in prison after conviction in 2008 slaying
WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. -- A 55-year-old Wisconsin Rapids man was sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole Thursday shortly after a jury convicted him of killing his daughter's ex-boyfriend six years ago.
22, Nov 2014 - Portage, WI Portage inmate charged with attempted homicide
A Wisconsin prison inmate has been charged with attempted homicide after an employee at the Columbia Correctional Institution was stabbed in the facility's library.
22, Nov 2014 - Judge says no new trial in Wisconsin camera store double homicide
LA CROSSE, Wis. — A judge has refused to grant a new trial for a Minnesota man convicted of killing a father and son in a La Crosse camera store.
22, Nov 2014 - Sheboygan, WI Wisconsin man sentenced to 30 days in jail for July 4 bungee jump off construction crane
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — A 26-year-old Wisconsin man has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for bungee-jumping off a 138-foot crane in Sheboygan on the Fourth of July.
22, Nov 2014 - What you need to know: Monday
It's Monday, Oct. 27 and here is your day ahead: In local news... WEATHER:  Full forecast  1. KRISTEN SMITH Sentencing: A federal judge today is poised to sentence a Colorado woman who took her newborn nephew from a Wisconsin home and left him outside in freezing temperatures in Iowa. A jury found Kristen Smith guilty of kidnapping in July. According to court documents and prosecutors, she took ...
22, Nov 2014 - More than half of offenders installed interlocks
Wisconsin transportation officials say a little more than half of drunken drivers are complying with court orders to install ignition interlock devices.
22, Nov 2014 - Sheboygan, WI Man gets jail for crane bungee jump
A 26-year-old Wisconsin man has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for bungee-jumping off a 138-foot crane in Sheboygan on the Fourth of July. The Sheboygan County district attorney's office says Nick Propson of Maribel pleaded no contest Monday to a misdemeanor charge of criminal entry onto a construction site. Propson voluntarily reported to police four days after the jump at the Acuity ...
22, Nov 2014 - Portage, WI Inmate charged with attempted homicide in library attack at Columbia Correctional Institution
PORTAGE, Wis. — A Wisconsin prison inmate has been charged with attempted homicide after an employee at the Columbia Correctional Institution was stabbed in the facility's library.
22, Nov 2014 - Milwaukee, WI Salahadyn sentenced to 7 years in prison following $5M Stradivarius violin theft
MILWAUKEE -- A Wisconsin man accused of masterminding the theft of a $5 million Stradivarius violin has been sentenced to seven years in prison.
22, Nov 2014 - Racine, WI Wisconsin: Racine man gets 40 years for toddler's death
A Racine man has been sentenced to the maximum 40-year prison sentence for delivering a fatal blow to a toddler who had spilled milk on his baby sister.
22, Nov 2014 - Milwaukee, WI State board asks federal judge to dismiss suit challenging Wisconsin campaign coordination law
MADISON, Wis. — The state Government Accountability Board has asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit challenging Wisconsin's campaign coordination law.
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