There are five divisions of court:
Civil Division – 763-682-7639
Probate Division- 763-682-7639
Criminal/Traffic Division- 763-682-7548
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Somecommon examples of civil cases are: Unlawful detainer (eviction), name change,quiet title, implied consent, mortgage foreclosure, condemnation, contracts,forfeiture, harassment (HRO restraining order), minor settlement, rent escrowor conciliation (small claims) cases.
Someexamples are a case that involves a divorce, annulment, legal separation, childcustody, paternity, child support, order for protection (OFP restraining order)
Examplesof this case type include any case that involves an estate or will, theguardianship or conservatorship of a person, or a commitment case.
Some common juvenile cases arejuvenile petty offense, juvenile traffic offense, juvenile delinquency,truancy, runaway and children in need of protection or services.
Anytraffic ticket (citation) or criminal charges (petty misdemeanor, misdemeanor,gross misdemeanor, or felony)
You canrequest a postponement of jury service by emailing MJBJury@courts.state.mn.us
You should state your full name, your juror number if available, the reason you are requesting postponement and your preferred month of service. Your request will be reviewed and you will receive a response from court personnel in the mail. Please know that there are some limitations regarding postponing or excusing people from jury service. Documentation may be required.
WrightCounty Court Administration address: Wright County Government Center, 10 2nd Street NW, Room C201, Buffalo, MN 55313 (near Peterson Funeral Chapel and Buffalo Lake)
If you use the north entrance (near funeral home), turn immediately right after entering, at the endof the hallway you will see the stairs/elevator. Go up the stairs/elevator to the 2nd floor. The counter at the top of the stairs is C201 - Court Administration. You will need to go through Court Security at this point.
If you use the south entrance (facing lake) cross the lobby to the north entrance and follow the directions above.
If you have an attorney, your attorney must file the request to continue your hearing. If you are not represented by an attorney, you should first contact the other party in your case and see if they are in agreement with your request to continue the hearing. Put your request in writing and file it with court administration and the opposing party as soon as possible before the hearing and indicate in your request if the opposing party is in agreement with this continuance. Include your contact information so you can be notified of the judge’s decision on your continuance request. You also need to send a copy of your continuance request to the other party and complete an affidavit of service (found in the forms link at http://www.mn.courts.gov) and fileit with your continuance request.
Find an application at this link: http://www.mncourts.gov/mncourtsgov/media/CourtForms/PD-Application-Form-Aug-2012.pdf?ext=.pdf
Information about paying fines is here: http://www.mncourts.gov/Pay-a-Fine.aspx
Casualdress is appropriate. Jurors are notallowed to wear hats, chew gum, or use tobacco products. Wireless internet is available for use in theJury Assembly Room. Electronic devicesmust be shut off and not used in the courtrooms. More information about Jury Duty can be foundat: http://mncourts.gov/jurors.aspx
Beforeyou can enter the court administration area/courtrooms you must go through thesecurity area. All items you arecarrying will be searched and you will walk through a metal detector andjackets/belts may need to be removed to go through the metal detector. This is done to prevent court users frombringing prohibited items into the courtroom area and courtrooms. It is also done to protect the safety of all participants. If youhave questions or concerns, ask the court security deputies
Once you are through security, look at the wall monitors for the names of the parties who have casesscheduled that day, as well as the courtroom number where the hearing willoccur. Go into the courtroom and checkin with the courtroom clerk. Confidential cases (for example, certain juvenile cases) will only listthe court file number. If you do not seeyour name on the screen, go to the Court Administration counter and ask forassistance. You may need to provide identificationif the matter you are inquiring about is confidential.
The 10th District Self-Help Center can provide information about court processes and procedures, can review forms for completeness and can provide assistance in locating free or low-cost legal services and programs including legal advice clinics. The Wright County Law Library is located in Room 240 and can assist you with locating legal materials, researching legal issues, and obtaining court forms. Note that the Self-Help Center and Law Library, cannot provide legal advice.
10th District Self-Help Center website: https://www.lawhelpmn.org/files/1765CC5E-1EC9-4FC4-65EC-957272D8A04E/attachments/0B5D63D3-8F6E-44C4-8604-E016D8B55663/10th-self-help-center-brochure-v.5.0docx.pdf
Wright County Law Library website: https://www.co.wright.mn.us/197/Law-Library