Helpful Guidelines for Attorneys
On May 24, 2021, we implemented the State's Case Management System known as "show-me-court" or Casenet. Violations issued after May 24, 2021, will be accessible on Casenet (link).
An entry of appearance (EOA) should be "efiled" with the Court through the casenet processes.
For information regarding recommendations, visit the Prosecutor's web page (link).
Note: Once the prosecutor extends a recommendation and a case review date is set for acceptance, plea, and payment, the clerks will not continue the case from the hearing date. A court appearance by the attorney or defendant will be required.
Violations issued prior to May 24, 2021, can be searched in our Legacy Case Management System (link).
An entry of appearance (EOA) on legacy cases can be faxed to 636-625-6019, emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mailed to the Court.
Your entry should include: Defendant’s name, Court date, Charge(s) and violation(s) which you can obtain on the record search link. If all the information is not on your entry we may not be able to determine the correct file, so please be clear. In addition, please make sure your current business address, phone number and Mo Bar # are present on the entry.
NOTE: THE COURT WILL NOT COPY OR FORWARD ANY PLEADINGS TO THE PROSECUTOR. IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED ANYTHING FROM THE PROSECUTOR WITHIN 2 WEEKS, FOLLOW UP WITH THAT OFFICE.
If you need to request a continuance, call the Court Clerk’s office for assistance, or file the appropriate pleading. The clerks are authorized to continue cases (non-housing code) that are less than three (3) months old to the next court date and only after an entry has been filed. Other continuances may be granted by the Court Clerk if additional time is needed to comply with any existing requirements. This is handled on a case-by-case basis, and a formal motion may be required for approval by the Judge.
Housing Code Cases
Can only be continued one (1) time by the Clerk. All other requests will require a Court appearance to speak with the Judge.
Probation Revocation Hearing, Pre-trial, or Trial Settings
The attorney will need to appear and speak with the Judge. The Court Clerks will not continue the matter from that setting date and time.
Request for Discovery
Discovery will be governed in accordance with Supreme Court Rule 37.54. Any disputes between the Prosecuting Attorney and the Attorney for Defendant shall be addressed by a Motion with Notice of Hearing to be held in accordance with Supreme Court Rules.
If the Prosecuting Attorney’s recommendation requires a court appearance by the Defendant and/or his/her Attorney, the date shall be provided to the Attorney on the recommendation form. If the recommendation includes a period of probation upon a plea of guilty, the defendant and attorney shall appear in person on said court date. The Court Administrator/Clerks are not able to accept payment on a fine and court costs in person, by mail, or online until the signed original recommendation plea form has been filed with the Court.
Under no circumstances will the Court Clerks discuss a case with a defendant if there is an Attorney of Record. The Court Clerk will refer the Defendant back to their Attorney.