Where can I get a copy of my Missouri driving record?
Any State license office can provide copies of your driving record. The fees are: $5.88 for the driving record document and $2.00 office fee. Only the requester is allowed to receive his\her driving record with proper identification.
Where can I obtain a copy of the Grandview Municipal Code?
The simplest way is to look at the citation for this information. If you are still unsure, you may call either the Grandview Municipal Court Clerk’s Office at (816) 316-4837 or the Jackson County Circuit Court at (816) 881-3934.
How can I report a crime or have charges filed?
The first step is to file a report with the Grandview Police Department. Following any necessary investigation, the police and prosecutor will determine what charges, if any, should be filed and take the appropriate action regarding your complaint.
What is a subpoena?
A subpoena is a court order that requires you to appear in court on a specified date and time, usually because you are a victim or witness in a case. Failure to comply with the subpoena may result in the judge holding you in contempt an issuing a warrant for your arrest.
Do I have the right to be represented by an attorney?
Yes. You have the right to hire an attorney and have him/her speak for you in Court. If jail is the possible punishment, you may request a court appointed attorney. If you are financially eligible, an attorney will be appointed to represent you.
What if I want to have charges I caused to be brought against another party dismissed?
You should call (816) 316-4837 and request an appointment with a prosecutor. You should be aware, however, that the decision as to whether to “drop the charges” resides solely with the prosecutor, who will consider such factors as the defendant’s criminal history, the risk to other citizens, possible witness intimidation and applicable laws.
What if I need to change the court date or trial?
If you need to change the court date, you may contact the office of the Municipal Court at (816) 316-4837. It is within the Court’s discretion to grant one continuance from the Court date. If you need to change your trial date, you are required to personally appear before the Judge to request a continuance.
I disagree with the municipal judge’s finding in my case. Can I have another judge and/or a jury hear the case?
Only those individuals that have been convicted after a trial, can Appeal (Trial D’Novo) their case to the Jackson County Circuit Court. A new judge will hear the case without reference to any previous findings The Municipal Judge must first set an appeal bond, which must be posted along with a filing fee of $30.00 made payable to the Jackson County Circuit Court.
Appeals must be filed within 10 days of sentencing in the Municipal Court, you will need to complete the appropriate paperwork, post the required appeal bond, and pay a $30.00 filing fee all made payable to the Jackson Circuit Court at the Grandview Municipal Court Clerk’s Office in order to perfect your appeal. You will be given a court date and time to appear at Jackson County for your appeal date.
Request for a jury may be made to the Municipal Court and the request will be forwarded to the Circuit Court for processing as authorized by statute.
Is there a way to pay for a ticket without appearing in Court?
Most tickets may be paid without appearing in Court. You must, however, pay the ticket before your court date. If the ticket is not paid before your court date and you do not appear in court, a warrant for your arrest may be issued.
Does the Municipal Court accept credit card payments?
The Municipal court accepts the following major credit cards and debit cards: MasterCard and Visa only.
Where is the Municipal Court located?
The Municipal Court is located in the Grandview City Hall, 1200 Main, Grandview, Missouri.
What kinds of cases are prosecuted in the Grandview Municipal Court?
All violations of the Grandview Municipal Code are prosecuted. These include traffic offenses, ordinances violations and City code violations.