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Home : Services : Milwaukee Municipal Court Defense Project

Milwaukee Municipal Court Defense Project


Municipal tickets (such as retail theft, battery, and disorderly conduct) can prevent people from getting jobs and housing. In addition, when court debts accumulate, people may have their driving privileges suspended, and courts may order arrest warrants and jail time, making it even harder to get a good, entry-level job.

Legal Action's Municipal Court Defense Project helps low-income adults in Milwaukee when they are struggling with these problems. Our project attorneys work to reduce or eliminate the legal barriers that arise from problems in Milwaukee Municipal Court and that keep Milwaukeeans from becoming economic independence.


The Municipal Court Defense Project will serve low income adults who have tickets or outstanding judgments owed for the following offenses in Milwaukee Municipal Court.

< Disorderly Conduct
< Retail theft
< Assault and Battery
< Resisting and Obstructing
< Possession of THC
< Traffic ticket(s) which would cause a driver's license suspension or loss of employment

Legal Action's general eligibility requirements apply. Legal Action staff will screen clients for eligibility.

Prospective clients may call Legal Action's Milwaukee office at (414) 278-7722.