Pevely Municipal Court The Municipal Court will be closed until April 6, 2020 Court Docket */**/2020
Please Note Court Is Now On Thursdays
401 Main St
Pevely, MO 63070
FAX: (636) 224-2741
Hours of Operation
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday (Court will be closed anytime City Hall is Closed)
Deputy Court Administrator – Erin George
Ages 17 and under, appearance is required by defendants and parents.
On ALL DWI’s, appearance is required and IF you have an attorney, the attorney is required to appear.
Attorney’s Entering For Defendants
If any attorney has access to the Internet, we have a lawsourcelive.com website that the attorney can enter their appearance and request a recommendation via the Internet.
An attorney my enter their appearance by forwarding a typed entry and any requests to the Pevely Municipal Court at the above address. Please include a self addressed stamped envelope (SASE).
**Effective January 1, 2015 – all entries are preferred to be made by lawsourcelive.com.**
Any questions, contact the court clerks at (636) 475-3355 or (636) 475-3326.
Know Your Rights
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF JEFFRSON COUNTY, MISSOURI
23rd JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
MUNICIPAL DIVISION-CITY OF PEVELY
401 MAIN ST.
PEVELY, MISSOURI 63070
YOUR RIGHTS IN THE MUNICIPAL DIVISION
Your presence in Court today is perhaps your first experience in any court. This information has been prepared
to help you understand the court proceedings and to inform you of your rights and duties.
The Municipal Division of the 23rd Judicial Circuit is a Municipal Division of the Circuit Court of
Jefferson County, Missouri government, and is a part of the state judicial system.
Ordinance violations for which the maximum fine, upon conviction, does not exceed $500.00 and/or
90 days in jail, are tried in the Municipal Division.
Trials are conducted under the rules set forth in the Missouri Revised Statutes Rules of Evidence.
BEFORE COURT BEGINS
As the Judge enters the courtroom, please rise. Afterwards, please be seated. There is no talking, drinking or
smoking during court. When your name is called, come forward to the podium before the Judge. The
violation(s) that you are alleged to have committed will be read and at that time you should be prepared to
plead either guilty, guilty with an explanation or not guilty.
If you signed a citation in front of an officer, you did not plead guilty, but only signed a promised to dispose of
the charges of which you were accused through appearance or prepayment of fine and cost. There is a website
on the back of the citation: www.pevelytix.com that you may review before paying your citation.
Your decision on what plea to enter is the most important decision you will have to make. We suggest that you
read the following explanations before entering your plea. If you decide that you would like to seek the services
of an attorney, please inform the Judge and you will be given time to do so.
PLEA OF GUILTY
By a plea of guilty, you admit that you committed the act charged, that the act is prohibited by law, and that you
have no defense for your act. Before entering a plea of guilty, you need to understand the following:
- The City has the burden of proving its case against you. You have the right to hear the City’s
evidence and to require it to prove its case. The law does not require you to prove
- If you were involved in a traffic accident at the time of the alleged offense, your plea of
guilty could be used later in a civil suit for damages as an admission by you that you were at
fault or were the party responsible for the accident.
PLEA NOT GUILTY
The Judge will base his/her decision only on the State Law or City Ordinance involved and the facts, as
determined by the testimony and other evidence presented. When you testify, try to be fair and calm. Do not
try to evade answering any questions.
REMEMBER: The City is not always right; that is why we have Courts. The Court is not always right; that is why
you have the right to appeal.
RIGHT TO APPEAL
If you are found guilty by the Judge and you are not satisfied with the judgment (verdict) of this court, you have
the right to appeal the verdict to the 23rd Judicial Circuit Court. ONLY CASES WHICH A PLEA OF NOT GUILTY WAS
ENTERED MAY BE APPEALED. If you do appeal, you must pay a filing fee per case to cover the cost with the Court
Clerk, who will forward the money and the case file(s) to the Circuit Court. You will be notified of a new court
date, and your case(s) will be heard again by another Judge in its entirety. You must file this appeal within
fifteen (15) days of the judgment. If the Judgment is not appealed within 15 days, it becomes final, and you
must pay the fines and costs assessed by this court.
The amount of fine assessed by the Court is affected by the facts and circumstances of the case. Mitigating
circumstances may increase the fine. In no case may the fine exceed $500.00. All fines are deposited in the
General Revenue of the City of Pevely. FAILURE TO APPEAR AND FAILING TO SHOW CAUSE TO PAY FINES BY THE DATE SPECIFIED BY THE JUDGE WILL RESULT IN A WARRANT BEING ISSUED FOR YOUR ARREST.
If you are found guilty of an offense, court costs will be added to the fine. Court costs are required by State law
and are remitted both to the General Revenue of the City and to the State Department of Revenue. Court cost
in the Pevely Municipal Court are $24.50
Should you have any questions regarding your rights in this court, please feel free to discuss you concern with