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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29, Aug 2014 - Marijuana supplier named Pot Playboy gets 27 years - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
NEW YORK (AP) - A Canadian drug kingpin who was one of New York's biggest marijuana suppliers and was dubbed the Pot Playboy was sentenced Wednesday to 27 years in prison for leading a $1 billion international drug trafficking enterprise, prosecutors said.
29, Aug 2014 - Kirksville, MO A local judge returns to the courtroom with new insight
KIRKSVILLE, MO. -- The honorable Judge Kristie Swaim of the Second Judicial Circuit attended the 2014 Missouri Judicial College this week. The educational seminar focuses on civil, criminal and family law as well as general ethics.
29, Aug 2014 - Judge denies special prosecutor request in rampage - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
DENVER (AP) - The judge in the Colorado theater shooting case has denied a defense request for a special prosecutor to look into a news story about defendant James Holmes.
29, Aug 2014 - Judge: Mamtek CEO committed $1.3M bond fraud
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The former CEO of Mamtek committed fraud to secure almost $1.3 million from bond funds that were supposed to be used to build an artificial sweetener plant in a central Missouri town, a federal judge ruled in a bankruptcy case.
29, Aug 2014 - Missouri residents file lawsuit accusing police of brutality in Ferguson
Six Missouri residents filed a lawsuit in federal court, alleging police in Ferguson used excessive force and made false arrests. The Los Angeles Times reported that one claimant, Dewayne Matthews Jr., said he was standing with his hands in the air, in surrender mode, when police officers wearing riot gear ...
29, Aug 2014 - Labadie, MO Legal Punt
If you were hoping for some illuminating guidance from the Missouri Court of Appeals on the Ameren coal ash landfill legal saga you were probably disappointed.
29, Aug 2014 - Judge: Girl, 13, is fit for trial for Calif. fire - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
SAN DIEGO (AP) - A judge on Wednesday ruled that a 13-year-old girl is competent to stand trial on allegations that she deliberately started a wildfire that destroyed three dozen homes north of San Diego in May.
29, Aug 2014 - Washington judge upholds small city's pot shop ban - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri N
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A state judge said Friday that a small city can continue to ban state-licensed marijuana businesses, in a case with big implications for Washington's experiment in legal pot.
29, Aug 2014 - St. Peters suspends red light camera use
SAINT PETERS, MO (KTVI) – Starting September 1st, red light cameras in St. Peters will go dark. The city’s board of aldermen voted unanimously Thursday night to suspend the use of red light cameras, until the Missouri Supreme Court makes a decision on their legality. The reason for the suspension is not because the city […]
29, Aug 2014 - Missouri Police Sued For $40 Million Over Ferguson Response
A group of five people who were on the receiving end of police violence during the protests in Ferguson, Missouri earlier this month have filed a lawsuit seeking between $40 and $50 million, MSN is reporting. The lawsuit, filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, alleges that police engaged
29, Aug 2014 - Washington judge upholds local pot business ban - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sp
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state judge says a small city can continue to ban licensed marijuana businesses, even if they're allowed under state law.
29, Aug 2014 - Murder convict drops effort to skip his sentencing - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
DOVER, N.H. (AP) - A man who was convicted of raping and killing a University of New Hampshire student and said he didn't want to listen to the victim's family "yell and whine" at his sentencing hearing about what a monster he is has dropped his bid to skip the hearing.
29, Aug 2014 - Warren, MO Chillicothe man sues over wrongful conviction
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A northwest Missouri man who spent more than 17 years in prison after he was twice convicted in his neighbor's shooting death has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against a former special state prosecutor and others he says conspired to frame him for murder.
29, Aug 2014 - Man who at pot candy must stand trial in killing - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, S
DENVER (AP) - A judge has ordered a Denver man to stand trial in the killing of his wife, who told dispatchers moments before her death that he was acting strangely after eating marijuana candy.
29, Aug 2014 - Crocker, MO Fourteen offenders sentenced to the Department of Corrections
Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney announces that in Circuit Action over the last month, fourteen offenders were sentenced to terms of incarceration in the Missouri Department of Corrections.
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