City of Woodson Terrace Missouri

 Welcome to the Woodson Terrace Municipal Court Information Page

 

UPDATED 6-24-2020:

THE WOODSON TERRACE MUNICIPAL COURT DIVISION IS POSTPONING IN-PERSON COURT APPEARANCE.

ALL COURT DATES are POSTPONED until  our court receives approval for holding court in a “DIFFERENT FORMAT”.

IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT YOU CONTINUOUSLY CHECK OUR WEBSITE PAGE FOR ANY UPDATES AND INFORMATION REGARDING UPCOMING COURT DATES.

 

                PAY ON-LINE                     PAY ON-LINE                     PAY ON-LINE                     PAY ON-LINE

 

For those DEFENDANTS who received their citations PRIOR to and including JAN. 26, 2020 and  desire to plea and pay on a MINOR traffic violation OR desire to keep current on their monthly payments may do so through the court’s website page. If you are currently on a  payment plan you should be able continue this on-line; if not, contact us to inquire if we are able to make it allowable for you to do so.

For those citations issued SINCE JAN. 28, 2020 you are in the NEW STATEWIDE Show Me Court SystemPLEASE go to www.courts.mo.govclick on case.net and view your case(s). If you have a Plead and Pay, you MAY NOW PAY ONLINE.

 

Citations issued on Jan. 27th should contact the court building.

A.      The following persons shall not enter the St. Louis County Courthouse, or any of its Divisions in St. Louis County Missouri:

1)       Persons who have traveled to any foreign county within the last 14 days,

2)      Persons who reside or have had close contact with someone who has travelled to any foreign country within the last 14 days,

3)      Persons who have been asked to self-quarantine by any doctor, hospital or health agency,

4)      Persons who have been diagnosed with, or have had contact with, anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, and

5)      Persons with unexplained fever, cough or shortness of breath.

B.      Anyone attempting to enter in violation of these protocols will be denied entry by a Court Security Officer. Effective March 16, 2020 per Administrative Order 14 of the 21st Circuit Court.

 

UPDATE 5-27-2020:

THE WOODSON TERRACE MUNICIPAL COURT DIVISION IS POSTPONING IN-PERSON COURT DATES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

HOWEVER, IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT YOU CONTINUOUSLY CHECK OUR WEBSITE PAGE FOR ANY UPDATES AND INFORMATION REGARDING FUTURE COURT DATES BEING HELD IN A “DIFFERENT FORMAT”.

COURT PAYMENTS ARE TAKEN 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ONLY during regular business hours.

PLEASE NOTE:  The Court Clerks, Court Windows and Court Telephones will not be available to the public as of 3pm on scheduled Court Dates, the government center building will close at 4pm. If you do not appear at the court windows by 3 p.m. with payment on your scheduled payment/court date, then  you appear in court that night.

The Court Building is Located at 4323 Woodson Rd., Woodson Terrace, MO 63134; and can be reached by calling (314) 427-2600 extension 147, 131, or 134. Normal Business Hours are Monday through Friday, from 8:30am to 4:30pm. On court date, the office will close at 4pm in order to prepare for court.

The Court tries matters such as violations of traffic code, maintenance code and other ordinances; and is held on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm, unless the first Wednesday falls on a holiday, in which case the rescheduled date will be posted on our calendar.

Our office is comprised of three clerks; one full-time court administrator, one full-time court clerk, and one part-time court clerk. It is our duty to administer, process and operate the day-to-day record keeping functions of the court and the collection of fines and costs assessed by the court.

Some citations/summons that are issued are required Fingerprintable Charges, required under section 43.503.6, RSMo.

If fingerprints are not done at the time the citation/summons is issued the officer may have handed you a notice explaining it is required and MUST be done by the Court Date given on your citation/summons.

Fingerprints are processed at the Woodson Terrace Police Department, 4305 Woodson Rd., Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Please reveiw the Revised Notice of Rights for Defendants Appearing in Municipal Divisions.

 

We do not grant continuances by phone, you must appear and make that request in court before the judge.

It is our desire to help you as much as possible; however, we cannot give legal advice. The Judge serves on a part-time basis and is not available during regular business hours at City Hall.

Attorney Motions to Withdraw:

1)      Motion to Withdraw the Guilty Plea to the Judge

2)      Motion to Withdraw as Attorney to the Judge
a)      Letter to Client/Defendant notifying a motion has been filed (must include court date).
b)      Notice of Hearing to the Defendant (to include court date)
c)       Please contact the Court Administrator for the Court Date.

 

 

You may enter a guilty plea for most minor traffic charges and address the charges in one of three ways:

·         You may plead guilty and pay the fine by mail.

·         Coming to the Court/Violations Bureau window during normal business hours to enter your plea and pay the fine.

·         Coming to the Court on court night.

You may view the Violations Bureau Schedule of Offenses and Fines by clicking here.

The Violations Bureau Schedule of Offenses and Fines is under revision, so there may be discrepancies between what you view and what has so far been revised.

Municipal Court Fines can be paid online by clicking here, or at City Hall during normal business hours.

If the online system will not allow payment please call the court office directly.

You can view your Case Status here.

Please download this document for important information about Municipal Court.  This document includes information on processes & procedures, your rights as a defendant, courtroom rules & payment plans.

 We are closed on the following holidays;

New Years Day
Martin Luther King Day
Presidents Day
Good Friday
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Columbus Day
Veterans Day
Thanksgiving Day & following day
Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

 For information regarding warrants and disposition none will be given over the phone, you must appear in person with photo id.

Understanding Bonds:

A $100.00 cash bond is posted in person at the W.T. Police Station with either a State License or State ID card to cancel a W.T. Warrant and obtain a Court Date.

Once a bond is posted and a Court Date issued, then the bond may be applied in person on or before (depending upon case disposition) the court date given, at the court building, with State License or State ID. A Bond Consent Form must be filled out.