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Frequently Asked Questions

The material in this question and answer series is for your information only. It is not legal advice and is not designed to be used in place of legal advice. You should consult your own attorney for legal advice. The St. Joseph Legal Department provides this series to provide a general summary of procedures concerning violations of city ordinances in the City of St. Joseph, Missouri. It is issued to inform generally, not to advise of specific rights. As with any general information, the answers given here may not specifically apply to you.
What are court hours?
  • The court is in session at 8 a.m., with trials beginning at 10:00 a.m., Monday through Friday.
  • Code violations and animal control dockets are heard at 1 p.m. every other Wednesday.
  • Payments can be made between 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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1. Where is the Court located?
2. What are court hours?
3. Can I talk to the Judge over the phone?
4. What is an arraignment?
5. What happens if I plead "not guilty" at arraignment?
6. How do I subpoena witnesses to appear in Municipal Court on my behalf and is there any charge for getting the subpoenas issued?