Entries by Pat Kelly

2019 Legislative Priorities

Printable PDF Legislative Priorities   2019 Legislative Priorities   Failure to Appear – Senate Bill 5 passed in 2015 prohibits municipal courts from imposing penalties on defendants who fail to appear in court (RSMO 479.360(6)).  Restoration of the authority of municipal courts to induce compliance with bench warrants for the failure to appear is essential to […]

Missouri Courts A Guide to Municipal Divisions in Cities and Towns

Printable PDF: Municipal Court Guide   Missouri Courts A Guide to Municipal Divisions in Cities and Towns   Questions & Answers for City Officials  Legal Status of Municipal Divisions Responsibility and Authority of Judges Fines, Fees, and Bail Determination Management of Staff by the Court Minimum Operating Standards Courthouse Facilities and Security Police, Prosecutor, Court Interaction […]