City of Woodson Terrace Missouri

 

City of Woodson Terrace Municipal Courts Update:

The Woodson Terrace Municipal Courts Division is postponing future in-person court dates until further notice. Municipal Court will not be held in June. A decision on July’s court date has not yet been made. Please visit this site often for the latest updates.

The Government Building is open to serve the public in limited capacity with reduced staffing levels, so you may experience longer than normal wait times. Please observe these guidelines in deciding whether or not to visit City Hall. If you have, or suspect you have COVID 19; or suspect you have had contact with an individual with COVID 19, please do not enter the building. Please observe the social distancing guidelines and maintain a six-foot distance from visitors and staff. Please wear a mask or face covering when entering.

If you received a NEW ticket beginning on March 17, 2020 through April 12, 2020 with a first/initial court date appearance of 6-3-2020 your court date is currently moved to July 1, 2020 at 6:30 pm.

Defendants who received citations prior to January 28, 2020 and are able to keep current on their monthly payments may do so through https://www.ipaycourt.com/frmCitationSearch.aspx?ori=WoodsonTerrace .

Citations issued on or after January 28, 2020, are in the Show Me Court System. The payment system is not active at this time.

 

PLEASE NOTE: ALL CITATIONS AND SUMMONS WITH ISSUE DATE 1-27-2020 AND FORWARD ARE BEING PROCESSED INTO THE NEW STATE MANDATED COURT SYSTEM.

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.