City of Woodson Terrace Missouri

 

Prosecutor’s Office

 

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF ST. LOUIS COUNTY

WOODSON TERRACE MUNICIPAL DIVISION

PROCEDURES AND PRACTICES

NOTICE TO ATTORNEYS

 

As a result of recent legislation enacted by the legislature of the State of Missouri, and in accordance with recent amendments to Supreme Court Rule 37, in particular Rule 37.04 and it’s appendixes A and B, the following procedures and practices have been implemented for the municipal court. If you are an attorney who has entered his/her appearance in the municipal court it is expected that you are familiar with these recent changes and with the Practices and Procedures outlined below.

 

1. Entry of Appearance:

Forward to the court an Entry of Appearance in Memorandum form addressed to the court by mail or fax; NOT BOTH. The Memorandum shall include the defendant’s name, the case number(s) if known, the court date, the attorney’s name, bar number, address, phone number, fax number and email address. The entry shall be dated and shall include a certificate of service indicating a copy has been forwarded to the prosecuting attorney (see #2).

 

2. Request for Recommendation:

If the attorney is requesting a recommendation from the prosecuting attorney, a separate letter directed to the prosecuting attorney shall be sent directly to the prosecuting attorney’s clerk by mail or fax (314- 427-0571); NOT BOTH. Along with the letter requesting a recommendation, a copy of the entry of appearance as filed with the court shall be enclosed.

All Entries should be received by the Friday before the given Court Date, those received the week of the court date, will not be reviewed until the week after the court date.

3. Request for Discovery: If the attorney is requesting discovery, please include said request (in bold) in the letter requesting a recommendation. 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 Motion with Notice of Hearing to be held in accordance with Supreme Court Rules.

 

4. Continuances: Continuances are granted through the court please DO NOT address continuance request to the prosecuting attorney. Please understand requesting a continuance means the file will NOT BE SEEN by the prosecuting attorney on the scheduled court date, so it will then be delayed a month. MOTION of CONTINUANCE is not ROUTINE. Do not assume a continuance is automatically granted.

 

5. Request for Recall of Warrants: The attorney’s request to have a warrant recalled may be included in the Entry of Appearance to the Court. NOT the prosecuting attorney. Charges in Warrant in which the Defendant has previously plead Guilty to the Judge; the attorney would first need to file a MOTION TO WITHDRAW GUILTY PLEA that would be reviewed by the Judge before cancellation of warrant would be considered. If the charges in warrant have had a previous attorney but the recommendation never accepted, the original attorney would need to file a Motion for Leave to Withdraw to the Judge before recall of warrant would be considered.

 

6. Once the Recommendation is Received by the Attorney for Defendant: The Attorney for Defendant signs the Recommendation and forwards said recommendation to the Defendant to sign and return to the court by the first court date indicated on the recommendation. The court submits the signed recommendation to the Judge for final approval. Once the Judge’s signature is given the payment in full can be accepted by the second court date given on the recommendation. If defendant cannot make payment in full he/she must appear before the Judge on that second court date and request payment to the Judge.

7. 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)

 

 

The Prosecuting Attorney for Woodson Terrace serves the City on a part-time basis.

The Prosecuting Attorney’s Clerk(singular) Office is located at:

4323 Woodson Rd

Woodson Terrace, Mo 63134

Phone # 314-427-2600 x 139

Fax # 314-427-0571

NORMAL Business Hours

Monday through Friday 8:30 am-4:30 pm (exception date of Court)

 

The P.A.’s Clerk Office is 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