A jury trial cannot be requested for any municipal/traffic charge except operating while intoxicated or blood alcohol content. If you plead NOT GUILTY to a charge of OWI/BAC, and want a jury trial, you must make a demand of this court IN WRITING, within 10 days of this appearance and you must accompany your written demand with the jury fees of $36.00 for a six person jury trial, checks
made payable to Calumet County or Manitowoc County Court Clerk. The case will then be transferred to the Calumet or Manitowoc County Circuit Court for the jury trial, and all further communications would be from them. If you do not properly request the jury trial within this period, you are forever barred and your case will be heard in this court.Tax Refund Intercept Program (TRIP)
The State of Wisconsin Department of Revenue has a developed a program designed to assist agencies in collection of money owed to them. This court participates in the TRIP program. When a defendant does not pay the money owed to this court, we “TRIP” them.
We certify the debt and send the amount owed information to the Wisconsin Department of Revenue to intercept any tax refund this person may be entitled to receive. We keep this balance due on this person’s record until the forfeiture is paid in full.
Even if the defendant’s suspension time has run out the balance will still remain with the D.O.R. until paid in full.Occupational License Information
An occupational license is a restricted driver license. Unlike a regular license, you are limited in where and when you can drive. You may only drive to and from work or church or other places indicated on the license and during specific times of the day. You may not use an occupational license for recreational purposes or to operate a commercial motor vehicle. Your total driving time is limited to 12 hours each day and no more than 60 hours for the entire week. If you operate outside those specific hours or for a purpose not permitted on the license, you may be arrested for operating after suspension or revocation.
If you need to travel through another state, you need to check to see if they allow operation with a Wisconsin occupational license. All states may not honor a Wisconsin occupational license.
Who May Be Eligible: If you are a Wisconsin resident, you may be eligible to obtain an occupational license if your operating privilege was revoked or suspended under the following circumstances:
- A traffic offense under Ch. 343 Wis.Stats.
- A drug conviction under s.961.50 (except juveniles)
- Nonpayment of child support under s.767.303
- A Habitual Traffic Offender (HTO) or Repeat Habitual Traffic Offender (RHT) under Ch.351.
Who is NOT Eligible: An occupational license cannot be issued:
- If you are juvenile who committed offenses under Ch.938.
- If you are under suspension for failing to pay a forfeiture (such as a traffic ticket or municipal citation).
- If you license has been cancelled (rather than revoked or suspended).
- If you have never held a driver’s license.
- If you are eligible to reinstate your driver license after revocation or suspension.
- If you have 2 or more revocation/suspension cases from separate incidents in a 1 year period.
- If you have not served all mandatory waiting periods for an occupational license.
How To Apply/Additional Questions: You may visit the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Web page www.dot.wisconsin.gov
or call the automated telephone system at 1-608-261-0368 to find out if you are eligible for an occupational license or with any other questions.
You may also apply for an occupational license at the nearest DMV Customer Service Center (excluding DMV Express Offices). Two hours are needed to process an application. Plan to arrive at the DMV Customer Service Center at least 2 hours before the center is scheduled to close.