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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18, Sep 2014 - Henry, MO NC half brothers freed after 3 decades in prison - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, S
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina's longest-serving death row inmate and his younger half brother walked out as free men Wednesday, three decades after they were convicted of raping and murdering an 11-year-old girl who DNA evidence shows may have been killed by another man.
18, Sep 2014 - Fugitive returned to California in torture case - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sp
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A man arrested in the Czech Republic and accused of torturing a medical marijuana dispensary owner is back in Southern California to face trial.
18, Sep 2014 - Andrew, MO 3 escaped inmates transferred to new prison - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports
LIMA, Ohio (AP) - The state says three Ohio inmates who escaped from prison, including a convicted school shooter, have been transferred to a higher-security facility.
18, Sep 2014 - Did Michael Brown have a juvenile record? Is it relevant?
Juvenile records are confidential in Missouri. Two media outlets have petitioned the St. Louis County court for access to any possible records for Michael Brown before he turned 18.
18, Sep 2014 - Prison for California man who met girl online, took her to Missouri
A California man accused of enticing a western Michigan girl over the Internet and taking her to Missouri has been sentenced to 17 years in federal prison.
18, Sep 2014 - US appeals court hears Missouri lawmaker's challenge to birth control insurance coverage
A Missouri lawmaker fighting required birth control coverage in his state-sponsored insurance plan is relying on the U.S. Supreme Court's recent Hobby Lobby ruling as he contests a lower court's rejection of his legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act mandate.
18, Sep 2014 - Oscar Pistorius convicted of culpable homicide - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Spo
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - A judge convicted Oscar Pistorius of culpable homicide Friday in the death of his girlfriend, ruling that the former track star was negligent when he opened fire in his home after hearing what he said sounded like an intruder in a bathroom in the middle of the night.
18, Sep 2014 - Judge: Pistorius can't be found guilty of murder - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri New
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - The judge in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial appeared to be heading for a culpable homicide finding Thursday after ruling out both both premeditated murder and murder verdicts in the shooting death of the double-amputee Olympic athlete's girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.
18, Sep 2014 - Prison for man who met girl online
Police/Fire Prison for man who met girl online A California man accused of enticing a West Michigan girl over the Internet and taking her to Missouri has been sentenced to 17 ½ years in federal prison. AP Wire undefined Sep 4, 2014 Joseph Arpin appeared Wednesday in Grand Rapids federal court, three months after pleading guilty to online enticement. Prosecutors say there were multiple sexual ...
18, Sep 2014 - Iron, MO Robert Downey Jr.'s son pleads guilty in drug case - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri N
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The son of Robert Downey Jr. pleaded guilty on Friday to cocaine possession and was sentenced to a drug diversion program that could result in his conviction being dismissed.
18, Sep 2014 - Somalia: 12 killed as army repels attack on prison - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) - Somalia's government forces regained control of a high security prison in the capital that was attacked Sunday by seven heavily armed suspected Islamic militants who attempted to free other extremists held there, officials said.
18, Sep 2014 - Henry, MO 2 NC men's convictions overturned in 1983 killing - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri Ne
LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) - One of North Carolina's longest-serving death-row inmates and his half brother are being freed after three decades in prison after another man's DNA was discovered on a cigarette butt left near the body of a girl the siblings were convicted of killing.
18, Sep 2014 - Investigations underway into Ohio prison escape - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sp
LIMA, Ohio (AP) - Criminal and internal investigations are underway to determine how a convicted killer of three Ohio high school students managed to escape from prison, along with two other inmates, state correction officials say.
18, Sep 2014 - Prison for man who met west Mich. girl online
Grand Rapids — A California man accused of enticing a west Michigan girl over the Internet and taking her to Missouri has been sentenced to 171/2 years in federal prison.
18, Sep 2014 - Ex-police chief gets 10 years in kidnap-kill case - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
NEW YORK (AP) - The former police chief at a Massachusetts Veterans Administration medical center has been sentenced to 10 years in prison in a kidnap-murder case that resulted from the prosecution of a cannibalism case against a New York City police officer.
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