La Crosse County
Sheriff's Department
333 Vine Street
La Crosse, WI 54601

 

OFFICE (608) 785-9629

JAIL  (608) 785-9630

FAX (608) 785-5640

 
 

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CITATION INSTRUCTIONS
Court Appearance Required

If your citation is checked "yes" following "Appearance Requirement" on your citation, you MUST appear in court.  The "Court Appearance Not Required" instructions do not apply to you.

 
Court Appearance Not Required

If you wish to dispute the citation, you must either appear in court or enter a "not guilty" plea by mail prior to your court date.  Please include a photocopy of your ticket and your correct mailing address OR your correct name and mailing address, citation number, court appearance date listed on the citation, offense, and arresting police agency.  These should be mailed to the court address written under "You Are Notified to Appear" on the citation.  Your trial will be before a judge, unless you demand a jury trial in writing within 10 days of the court date on your citation and enclose the proper fee.  Make check payable to the Clerk of Court and forward it to the address shown on the citation.  Jury demands in Municipal Court can only be made for intoxicated driving charges.

 

If you do not wish to dispute the citation, simply mail in the "deposit" amount indicated on the citation by your court date.  You must include a photocopy of your citation OR your correct name and address, citation number, court appearance date listed on the citation, offense and arresting police agency.  Make your check payable to the Clerk of Court and mail it to the court address written under "You Are Notified To Appear" on the citation.  You do not need to appear.  The court will find you guilty and keep the "deposit" amount as payment for your citation.

 

If you do nothing, the court may issue a warrant for your arrest, or may find you guilty and suspend your driver's license if you fail to pay your fine.

 
DEMERIT POINT, SUSPENSION & REVOCATION INFORMATION

The citation charge may result in demerit points assessed against you.  Accumulating 12 or more points within 12 consecutive months will be cause for revoking or suspending your driving privileges.  If you have a probationary license, points for the second and subsequent convictions may be doubled.  Depending on the circumstances and charge, conviction may result in revocation or suspension of your driving privileges.  Traffic Safety School may be used to reduce points.  For more information, contact the Division of Motor Vehicles.

 
 Sheriff Steve Helgeson
 Chief Deputy - Jeff Wolf