Courts in Missouri
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The Missouri State Court system consists of four levels of courts. Its lowest courts are the Missouri Municipal courts, which exclusively handle traffic cases and ordinance violations. Above that are Missouri's 45 Circuit Courts. Circuit Courts handle all civil cases as well as domestic relations, criminal, and juvenile cases. Missouri is divided into 3 court districts, each with its own Court of Appeals. These hear civil, criminal, and administrative agency appeals. The Missouri Supreme Court is the highest court in the state and hears all types of appeals and any case involving a potential death penalty sentence.

Missouri's system ( provides online access to information regarding Missouri public records, including some Missouri court records as well as information from Missouri's Fine Collection Center. The 'Your Missouri Courts' website also provides an extensive self-help section ( where you can find forms and information regarding many types of Missouri court cases. Missouri also offers an e-filing system where registered users can file Missouri court documents online, but this is generally only available to attorneys. See for more information regarding e-filing.
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21, Oct 2014 - Paris prison opens doors for Heritage Days - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports
PARIS (AP) - Paris' mythic La Sante prison opened its heavily guarded doors to visitors Sunday as part of the country's annual Heritage Days festival.
20, Oct 2014 - Jefferson City, MO Lawsuit Filed In Missouri Over Common Core Education Standards
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Three Missouri taxpayers are suing to stop the state from providing money to a multi-state consortium that's developing tests tied to the new Common Core education standards.The Jefferson City News-Tribune reports that the lawsuit was filed last week in Cole County Circuit Court. The suit calls the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium an "illegal interstate compact ...
20, Oct 2014 - Stoddard Co. woman sentenced to 10 years for shaking baby
A Stoddard County, Missouri woman was sentenced on Wednesday, Oct. 15 to 10 years in prison for abuse of a child.
20, Oct 2014 - Judge to rule against Ameren in power line case
Ameren Transmission Co. of Illinois wants to build a roughly 100-mile power line across Missouri from the Iowa to Illinois borders. It's part of a 480-mile transmission line from Ottumwa, Iowa, to wes
20, Oct 2014 - Jefferson City, MO Cole County to create veterans' treatment court
After nine months of planning, the circuit court in Cole County is establishing what will be the state's seventh veterans' treatment court and the second in mid-Missouri. Read more
20, Oct 2014 - Kansas City, MO Oral Arguments To Begin In Same-Sex Ban Lawsuit
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A Kansas City judge is preparing to hear arguments in a Jackson County lawsuit challenging Missouri's rejection of same-sex marriages that have been performed in other states. Ten same-sex couples who were married in other states are suing Kansas City and state officials, including Gov. Jay Nixon and Attorney General Chris Koster, for violating their due process and equal ...
20, Oct 2014 - Vernon, MO Nevada Man Pleads Guilty to Receiving Child Porn, Face 12 Years in Prison
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that Nevada, Mo., man pleaded guilty in federal court today to receiving child pornography after he assumed a false online identity as a woman and persuaded a teenage girl in Georgia to send him pornographic images of herself.Curtis Bowman, 43, of Nevada, pleaded guilty before U.S ...
20, Oct 2014 - Jefferson City, MO Missouri lawmaker pleads guilty to drunken driving
Posted: Thursday, October 9, 2014 6:59 pm | Updated: 10:01 pm, Thu Oct 9, 2014. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A southeast Missouri lawmaker said he pleaded guilty Thursday to two drunken driving charges and was sentenced to probation for incidents that he acknowledged showed "bad judgment."
20, Oct 2014 - Opponents seek to overturn amendment
JEFFERSON CITY — Opponents of a new Missouri constitutional farming right asked the state Supreme Court on Tuesday to overturn the close election results, asserting that some voters were misled to support it.The legal challenge hinges on the ballot description presented to voters about Constitutional Amendment 1, which passed by a margin of less than one-quarter of a percentage point out of ...
20, Oct 2014 - Judge sides with homeless couple in Missouri suit
A federal judge awards a homeless couple $5,000 after they were forced to leave a small southeast Missouri town under threat of arrest.
20, Oct 2014 - Missouri woman gets 18 years in fatal crash
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri woman has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for causing a traffic jam that led to the death of a Wildwood man.
19, Oct 2014 - Carrollton, MO Man tried on charges of setting wife on fire
CARROLLTON, Mo. (AP) _ A central Missouri man has gone on trial for a second time on charges of setting fire to his wife and their house. Willard Hunt, of Higbee, is charged with arson, domestic assault and armed criminal action in the July 2013 fire that left his wife with severe burns and destroyed […]
19, Oct 2014 - Warren, MO Wentzville bank robber gets nearly 25 years
ST. LOUIS (AP) _ A Wentzville lawyer who admitted to robbing three banks and shooting a Missouri trooper has been sentenced to nearly 25 years in federal prison. Sixty-five-year-old Warren Gladders pleaded guilty to five felonies in July as part of an agreement with prosecutors. He was charged with stealing $7,000 from a Creve Coeur […]
19, Oct 2014 - Jefferson, MO Missouri man says panic attacks hampered trial
Jesse Driskill, of Lebanon, contends he didn't receive a fair trial because of complications from his anxiety and panic attacks. Read more
19, Oct 2014 - Marion, MO Man receives seven years in prison for domestic assault
Marion W. Kasparie Jr., 51, of Bolivar was sentenced Friday, Oct. 10, to seven years in the Missouri Department of Corrections for domestic assault in the second degree, a class C felony. Execution of
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