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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30, Oct 2014 - DNA links inmate to rape of 14-year-old in 1985
DNA has linked a Missouri inmate serving 30 years in prison for sodomy and forcible rape to the rape of a 14-year-old Kansas City girl 29 years ago.
30, Oct 2014 - Suspect admits robbing 2 central Missouri banks
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) _ A former Kansas City man faces up to 40 years in federal prison after admitting he held up two central Missouri banks in 2010. The U.S. Attorney’s office says 45-year-old Brian Dewitt Unthank pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of bank robbery. Unthank admitted robbing a Landmark Bank branch in […]
30, Oct 2014 - Judge to rule against Ameren in power line case
A judge said Monday that he will rule against a subsidiary of Ameren Corp. in a legal fight over whether it needs state regulators' permission to build a high-voltage power line across northern Missouri. ...
30, Oct 2014 - Howell, MO Missouri man gets life sentence for murder
ROLLA, MO (AP) – A 49-year-old Missouri man has been sentenced to life in prison for the stabbing death of a woman for whom he had done odd jobs. The West Plains Daily Quill reports Dennis Woodward, of Bonne Terre, won’t be eligible for parole under the sentence he received Monday in Phelps County Circuit […]
30, Oct 2014 - Stone, MO The US justice divide: why crime and punishment in Wall Street and Ferguson are so different
Matt Taibbi was the scourge of finance who called Goldmach Sachs a vampire squid. Curious about the laws leniency on fraudsters, he began to investigate how so many Americans do end up in jail and what he learned blew him away Like nearly all white, American journalists, Ive spent most of my career a million miles from places like Ferguson, Missouri. The mainstream media in the US hates the ...
30, 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.
30, Oct 2014 - Jefferson, MO UPDATE: Missouri man's execution on hold indefinitely
The stay will remain in place until the court decides whether to hear Mark Christeson's appeal. Read more
30, Oct 2014 - Texas, MO Missouri Man Sentenced to 70 Months in Prison for Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Sell
United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today that a man from Missouri was sentenced to 70 months in prison for possessing more than 3 kilos of cocaine meant for sale.
30, Oct 2014 - Missouri man among 11 sentenced in international child porn ring
WASHINGTON — Eleven men from across the country have been sentenced to between 15 and 19 years in prison for their roles in what prosecutors say was an international online network for child pornography. The men come from Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Montana, Oregon and Washington state. They were sentenced in federal […]
30, Oct 2014 - Howell, MO Woodward Gets Life In Caulfield Women's Murder
ROLLA, Mo. - A man from Norwood, Missouri, who pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the death of a Caulfield woman, has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. Dennis Woodward, 46, who was charged in the stabbing death of Joy Dishneau in 2012, was given the life sentence on Monday, along with three 30-year sentences for robbery and two charges of armed criminal action, and a 15-year ...
30, Oct 2014 - Jackson, MO Does Eric Holder Want to Prosecute Journalists or Not?
The attorney general continues to wrestle with how to handle national-security-leak prosecutions, but says leakers in Ferguson, Missouri, "need to shut up."
30, Oct 2014 - Joplin, MO Voters Face Several Decisons on November Ballot
JOPLIN, Mo. -- Missouri voters will decide a long list of local and state races next week. And then there are the four statewide questions, starting with Amendment 2. It asks whether the past criminal history of a suspect should be allowed during a trial when a suspect is charged with child sex crimes. "Missouri is one of the rare states that does not allow it,” says Dean Dankelson, Jasper ...
30, Oct 2014 - Nevada, MO, Woman Pleads Guilty to Failure to Pay Over Employees' Payroll Taxes
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that the owner of a Nevada, Mo., business pleaded guilty in federal court today to failing to pay over more than $357,000 in federal taxes.Dana L. Thompson Cavener, 51, of Nevada, waived her right to a grand jury and pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to failure to ...
30, Oct 2014 - Execution put on hold in Missouri
Execution put on hold in Missouri The execution of a Missouri man who killed a woman and her two children is on hold indefinitely as the U.S. Supreme Court decides whether to review the case. Mark Christeson still could be executed if the justices decide not to hear his appeal, which cited concerns that his attorneys were ineffective and …
30, Oct 2014 - Texas, MO Missouri executions are on a record pace
After years of conducting few executions, Missouri is on track to send a record number of prisoners to the execution chamber in 2014.
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