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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26, Mar 2015 - Judge allows Aaron Hernandez jailhouse calls about money - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) - The judge in the murder trial of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez says jailhouse calls in which he discusses giving money to a cousin may be used as evidence.
26, Mar 2015 - Pemiscot, MO Portageville man pleads guilty to murder, burglary
Attorney General Chris Koster says a Portageville, Missouri man has pleaded guilty to first degree murder and first degree burglary in the death of a former police officer and marine.
26, Mar 2015 - Miller, MO Ex-con admits robbing same shoe store 15 years later - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri New
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) - An ex-con who had just finished a 15-year robbery sentence has admitted he robbed the same New Jersey shoe store -- as the same clerk was behind the counter.
26, Mar 2015 - DOJ: Ferguson PD Had ‘Pattern and Practice’ of Bias Against Blacks
*The U.S. Department of Justice has just made it official… an investigation has found patterns of racial bias in the Ferguson, Missouri, police department and at the municipal jail and court. A law enforcement official tells the Associated Press the investigation found that officers disproportionately used excessive force against blacks and too often charged them […]
26, Mar 2015 - Lawyer: 2 Nevada inmates handcuffed when guard shot them - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri
LAS VEGAS (AP) - A Nevada prison inmate was handcuffed when was shot and killed by a guard last November, according to a lawyer who said Wednesday that her client was wounded in the same shooting but survived.
26, Mar 2015 - Winfield, MO Ex-Italian premier Berlusconi's acquittal upheld - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri New
ROME (AP) - Italy's highest court upheld Silvio Berlusconi's acquittal in his infamous "bunga bunga" case Tuesday, giving the former premier a welcome legal victory as he tries to rally his Forza Italia party ahead of regional elections in May.
26, Mar 2015 - Lewis, MO WEEK IN PHOTOS: Casey Lewis trial, African Children's Choir and Missouri men's basketball
Missourian photographers also captured an after-school workout program and Special Olympics Missouri Best In-State Athlete Allison D'Agostino. Read more
26, Mar 2015 - Kansas City man gets 20 years for shooting girlfriend
A Kansas City, Missouri, man has been ordered to spend 20 years in prison for wounding his girlfriend during a 2013 shooting that left her confined to a wheelchair.
26, Mar 2015 - Bonds reduced for 4 accused in staged Missouri kidnapping
TROY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri judge has reduced the bond for four people accused of staging a kidnapping of a 6-year-old boy.
26, Mar 2015 - Man behind New Jersey corruption sting out of prison - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri New
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - The rabbi's son and admitted con man who became the central figure in New Jersey's largest federal corruption sting is out of prison.
26, Mar 2015 - A look at how some states handle execution drug shortage - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri
Utah, the only state in the past 40 years to carry out a death sentence by firing squad, is poised to bring back the executions if the state cannot find a supply of the drugs used in lethal injections.
26, Mar 2015 - Stoddard, MO Stoddard Co. man sentenced to 14 years without parole on meth charges
A Stoddard County, Missouri man was sentenced to 14 years without parole for drug charges.
26, Mar 2015 - Claycomo Woman Sentenced for $5 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme
Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Claycomo, Missouri, woman who operated a real estate business was sentenced in federal court today for her role in a $5 million mortgage fraud scheme.
26, Mar 2015 - Lincoln, MO Appeals Court: Faria may apply for new trial
TROY, MO (KTVI) – Russ Faria`s attorney asked for a new trial and the Missouri Court of Appeals sent a message Tuesday that he might get it. This in-depth follow-up coverage in a FOX 2 joint investigation with the St. Louis Post Dispatch. The appeals court sent the case back to Lincoln County because of […]
26, Mar 2015 - Lincoln, MO Judge: Faria may apply for new trial, request may not be granted
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