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Definition of Pleas

Guilty: This is an admission of the charge(s) against you. You will be able to explain any circumstances that you wish the Court to consider when imposing the sentence.

No Contest: This is similar to a plea of guilty and will be treated as a guilty plea. However, your plea cannot be used against you in any other Court proceeding to prove your civil liability if personal injury or property damage is involved. 

Not Guilty: This plea means that you wish to contest or deny the charge(s).

Operating While Intoxicated Cases: 
Only if you have been charged with Operating While Under the Influence, may you request a jury trial in St. Croix County. You must, however, give the court notice of this request within ten (10) days of your initial appearance or plea of not guilty; and post the required bond and jury fees.