Most Cases are Reduced or Dismissed: We are proud of our record with our clients. You deserve an attorney who can help prevent you from acquiring a criminal record.

Award Winning Book Author

Tracey Wood is a widely respected resource for criminal and OWI-related defense. As an author and attorney, her work is frequently cited by other defense attorneys, prosecutors, and even judges.

We Empower & Educate You – At No Cost

We take pride in educating any potential clients through our free case assessments. Even if you choose not to hire us, you will have a better outlook on your case after meeting with us.

Question: Can You Explain a Bench Trial Versus a Jury Trial in Wisconsin?

Answer: A bench trial is a trial to a judge, and for municipal court cases those you don’t get a jury. Now, a court trial is also known by the same name as a bench trial. A bench and court trial are synonymous with each other. On a first offense you can get a jury trial if you file a jury demand within ten days of the initial appearance, but that is only in circuit court cases. And you automatically get a jury on second and higher cases, as those are criminal. In Wisconsin, for first offenses, if you’re charged in municipal court, once municipal court is done either party has an option of appealing to regular court where there can be a jury trial.

Featured in The Media

Call 1-888-597-3622 or Schedule a Free Case Evaluation Online

Contact Us

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Scroll Back to Top
24-Hour Support