Village and Town of Somers

Street Address
7511 – 12th Street
Kenosha, WI 53144

 

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 197
Somers, WI 53171

 

(262) 859-2822 Tel.
(262) 859-2331 Fax

 

Hours

8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Monday - Friday
 

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Plea Differences

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Guilty Pleas

If you enter a plea of guilty, it is an admission of the charges against you.
 

No Contest Pleas

A plea of no contest is similar to a plea of guilty and will be treated the same as a guilty plea.  It is not an admission of guilt so it cannot be used to establish liability in other civil litigation where personal injury or property damage was involved.

 

Guilty and No Contest Pleas

Where pleas of guilty and no contest are made, a money judgment (forfeiture) may be entered against you.  In some cases, a driver’s license suspension or revocation, or other consequences might apply.  You will be given the opportunity to state any mitigating circumstance surrounding the charge.
 

Not Guilty Pleas

If you enter the plea of not guilty, it means that you feel that you did not commit the violation alleged against you, or that the Village/Town of Somers cannot prove that you committed the violation.  If you are in doubt as to which plea to enter, you may plead not guilty or ask for an adjournment so that you can review your case and make an informed plea at the next court date.  If you plead not guilty, the Village/Town of Somers must prove your guilt by clear satisfactory and convincing evidence.  In short, the Village/Town of Somers must prove that it is highly probable that you committed the offense.
 

Not Guilty Pleas in Writing

You may enter a plea of not guilty in writing, addressed to the Court Clerk, prior to your court date, by mail or fax.  Your request must include:

  1. your name
  2. current address
  3. telephone number
  4. date you were scheduled to appear
  5. the charge
  6. citation number

The Court will mail you a Pretrial Conference Notice after it receives your not guilty plea.  You must appear for the Pretrial Conference.
 

Not Guilty Pleas in Court

You may also enter a plea of not guilty at your initial court appearance.  You will be given a Pretrial Conference Notice.  You must appear for the Pretrial Conference.

 

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