Waukesha Co. judge pleads no contest to citation

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A Waukesha County judge has pleaded no contest to a disorderly conduct citation.

Judge Linda Van De Water entered her plea Monday in Racine County court. The plea resolves the case short of a criminal conviction.

Van De Water had been charged with a criminal count of disorderly conduct and was set to go to trial Thursday.

Her attorney tells The Journal Times the matter was amended downward to a civil ordinance violation after discussions with prosecutors.

The fine was $100 plus court costs.

Van De Water was accused of confronting her former boyfriend outside the home of another woman. The complaint said the judge kicked and jumped on the hood of the man’s car as he tried to drive away from a residence in Caledonia earlier this year.