Rock County Courthouse
51 South Main St Janesville, WI 53545
David J. O'Leary
Deputy District Attorney
If you are a defendant and have hired an attorney, our office will not be able to speak with you because it would be a conflict of interest. We are only able to speak with your attorney regarding your case.
No. If you are charged with a crime, you have the right to be represented by an attorney. The Court will fully advise you or your rights at your initial appearance.
There are two ways for you to retain an attorney to represent you in a criminal action. However, that is based on eligibility. If it is determined that you are not eligible, you will need to hire your own attorney, if so desired.
Keep in mind that in all instances, the bench warrant remains until it is actually recalled in court.
If at the initial appearance you enter a not guilty plea and ask for a court trial, your case will be referred to our office. If an attorney does not represent you, you may contact our office (one week later) to set up an appointment to try and resolve your case before the court trial. If an attorney represents you, then only your attorney can contact our office to discuss your case with our attorney.
No, our files are not open to the public. If you are looking for information regarding a closed case, you may contact the Clerk of Courts Criminal Division or Traffic Division at 608-743-2200. If you want information on a pending criminal case please contact the Clerk of Courts Criminal Division at 608-743-2200.
The only person who may be allowed to look at our files is the attorney who is representing the defendant.
No, our office does not handle child support matters. Any child support questions should be directed either to your attorney or the Child Support office. That phone number is 608-757-5700.
Our office only becomes involved in child support matters when a criminal child support case has been referred to us.
No, our office does not handle civil matters. You will need to contact a private attorney for these matters.
If you would like to commence a small claims action against another party you can obtain and file the paperwork with the Clerk of Courts Office. You may also contact the Clerk of Courts Small Claims division at 608-743-2200 for more information.
You need to contact the Clerk of Courts Office at 608-743-2200 to ask for an extension to pay for court fines. Our office does not take in money to pay for fines. All fines must be paid to the Rock County Clerk of Courts.
You will need to file an application for executive clemency with the Governor's Office. If you have questions, you may telephone the Governor's Office at 608-266-1212 or write to: Office of the Governor, Pardon Advisory Board, 115 East State Capitol, P.O. Box 7863, Madison, WI 53707, for assistance.
Consumers can sign up on Wisconsin's No Call List through the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection. A consumer may sign up by visiting the Wisconsin No Call List website at: https://nocall.wisconsin.gov/web/registration.asp OR by calling 1-866-9NO-CALL (1-866-966-2255).
Parents may seek assistance from the Court and the Juvenile Probation Department, by contacting the Rock County Juvenile Probation Department in Beloit at 822 Broad Street, Beloit, WI, 608-363-6250; or in Janesville at 37 South Main Street, Janesville, WI, 608-757-5600.
|WI Attorney General||608-266-1221|
|Consumer Protection Hotline||800-422-7128|
|Janesville Area Crime Stoppers||608-756-3636|
|Greater Beloit Area Crime Stoppers||608-362-7463|
|Public Defender's Office||608-758-6170|
|Sex Offender Registry||608-240-5830|