Services and Functions
The Dodge County District Attorney’s Office is responsible for the prosecution of all criminal cases in Dodge county. A criminal case is a case where the possible penalty is jail or prison. Every referral for criminal charges from every policy department in Dodge County and the Dodge County Sheriff’s Department is made to the Dodge County District Attorney’s Office. Additionally the District Attorney’s Office prosecutes all State violations of the traffic code within the County. The District Attorney’s Office also represents certain State agencies in local actions including the Department of Workforce Development, of Natural Resources and the Department of Corrections. The District Attorney’s Office also handles delinquency petitions in juvenile matters.
In 2016, there were 2498 juvenile and adult referrals made to the District Attorney’s Office resulting in 441 felony cases, 463 misdemeanor cases, 573 criminal traffic cases and 542 civil traffic cases.
The Dodge County District Attorney's Office was the first in Wisconsin to become 'paperless,' in 2009,and continues to serve as the model for other counties making this transition. The office was also the first in the State to pilot criminal e-filing in Wisconsin Circuit Courts working with CCAP to develop and implement a secure computer interface to do so.