Terms Used In Wisconsin Statutes 345.425

  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
   (1)    The defendant shall be informed of his or her right to a jury trial in circuit court on payment of fees required by s. 345.43 (1).
   (2)   If both parties, in a court of record, request a trial by the court or if neither demands a trial by jury, the right to a trial by jury is waived.