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Once you arrived at Pretrial Services, a social worker is assigned to you. The social worker will go over the appropriate paperwork, determine your needs, and connect you with resources that are available in the community.
A typical intake lasts about an hour. If you are court ordered to be on more than one piece of equipment (ex: GPS monitoring AND drug tesing), the intake will take longer.
Yes. If you provide a current phone number to your social worker, they will set up text message reminders for hearings and appointments.
GPS stands for Global Positioning System. GPS monitoring is an ankle-monitoring device that you wear and it tracks your movement 24/7. If you are on GPS, you could have a curfew, house arrest, areas that you cannot be in, if ordered by the court. It is your responsibility to keep the GPS unit charged. You will be given all the equipment to be successful on the GPS.
The GPS can be removed by Pretrial Staff, if the court removes GPS as a bail condition or if your case is resolved.
A Remote Breath is a handheld, portable breath alcohol monitoring unit. If you are ordered on a Remote Breath, you will blow into the machine three times every day. You are able to select the testing schedule that it works around your life.You will be provided all the equipment so that you are successful on the Remote Breath.
Drug testing is done with a urine sample.
The test will be observed only by a same sex staff person.
Drug tests are scheduled Monday through Friday between 7:45 am to 11:45 am and 1 pm to 4 pm. If you report to the DCPS after 4pm the drug test may not be accepted.
The drug test are random. You receive a text message in the morning of the day you must report to DCPS. The number of drugs tests are decided by the assigned social worker or the courts may impose a bail condition with the number of urine samples a client must provide.
If you are asked to do the drug testing program you are not allowed to use the following while in the program:
There is no cost to you for Pretrial Services monitoring.
If you are court ordered on equipment (GPS or Remote Breath) you will be liable for the equipment if it is lost or damaged.The GPS costs $1,500 to replace and the Remote Breath unit is $800 to replace.
Call the Jail at 715-346-XXXX
Please do not bring your children into court or to Pretrial Services appointments.
Courthouse staff cannot give legal advice. According to Supreme Court Rule 70.41, services such as legal research or assistance filling out a form can be considered legal advice. The worst case scenario places court staff in violation of unauthorized practice of law, an offense punishable by as much as $500 or a year in jail (according to WI Statute § 757.30(1) or both.