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Online Court Resources
Resources for the DeKalb County Circuit Court as well as online resources applicable to courts generally in DeKalb County, Missouri, and resources applicable to all courts in Missouri.
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Missouri Case Records
Search Missouri Circuit Court and some Municipal Court case records by litigant name, filing date, case number, scheduled hearings and trials, or judgment index. Additional search options include court, case type, case status, judge/commissioner, and attorney. Court fees may be paid online for some cases.
Criminal History Search
Search the Missouri State Highway Patrol database to obtain a criminal history. Registration is required and fees apply.
Dockets, calendars, and other information about court cases
Missouri Circuit Court Calendars
Search Missouri Circuit Court calendars by circuit and county, date, and judge or attorney.
Published opinions and orders
Missouri Attorney General Opinions
Search Missouri Attorney General opinions by date or keyword.
Administrative Hearing Commission Decisions
Search Administrative Hearing Commission decisions via the case search portal or archived search links.
Forms and related information
Online Court Forms and Instructions
View Missouri court forms and instructions, including filing information, adult abuse, child protection, child support, civil, criminal, family, probate, small claims and tax offset forms.
Online fine payments
Pay Missouri Citations and Court Fees
Pay participating counties' traffic, conservation, and watercraft violation citations and court fees online. A fee applies.
Self help, legal research, general information
43rd Judicial Circuit Court Rules
View local rules of the Circuit Court in Caldwell, Clinton, Daviess, DeKalb, and Livingston Counties.
Family Law Self-Help
View information for self-represented parties in family law cases, including a required educational program, getting a lawyer, local services, answers to frequently asked questions, forms, legal terms, dispute resolution (mediation), and domestic violence.
Foreclosure Prevention Resources
View resources for preventing foreclosure in Missouri, including local housing counseling agencies and a link to legal aid providers.
Missouri Child Support Services
The Missouri Department of Social Services offers information and services related to child support, including information for parents and employers, online payment, an online child support services application form, answers to frequently asked questions, and links to additional resources.
Missouri Expungement Application
Download an application for the expungement of Missouri arrest records.
Driver Improvement Program
View information about the Missouri Driver Improvement Program to avoid being assessed points on a Missouri driver's license.
Missouri Landlord/Tenant Information
View a brochure from the Missouri Attorney General's Office about landlord/tenant law, including landlords' and tenants' rights and responsibilities.
Definitions of Common Legal Terms
A Glossary of commonly used legal terms, organized alphabetically.
Missouri Consumer Rights
View a brochure from the Missouri Attorney General's Office outlining consumer rights in Missouri.
Missouri Court Online Legal Research Resources
View Missouri Court information including access to Court Rules, Missouri laws and other legal resources.
Missouri Criminal Process
View a brochure from the Missouri Attorney General's Office about the criminal process in Missouri.
Missouri Legal Information
View Missouri court-related information, including Family Law, Domestic Violence, Housing, Wills, and other legal issues.
Missouri Parenting Handbooks
Download the Missouri parenting handbook in English, Spanish or large print.
Missouri State Statutes
Search Missouri State statutes by keyword or view all the statutes. Click the "MO STATUTES" link in the left column.
Missouri Traffic and Motor Vehicle Information
The Missouri Department of Revenue offers information about traffic laws, motor vehicle laws, drivers licenses, information about traffic tickets, online forms and driver manuals.
Public Information Brochures
The Missouri Bar Association has public information brochures available on subjects such as wills and living trusts, bankruptcy and divorce.
Self-Representation in Missouri Courts
View information and resources related to going to court without a lawyer, including information about organizations offering free legal assistance and help finding an attorney.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Attorney Ethics and Discipline
View information about lawyer ethics and discipline. Also view Missouri Supreme Court disciplinary orders and opinions about attorneys.
Attorney Fee Dispute Resolution
The Missouri Bar offers information about its Fee Dispute Resolution Program, which helps attorneys and clients resolve disputes about attorneys' fees.
Directory of Free and Low-Cost Legal Services
View a directory of free and low-cost legal services programs, or search for programs by location or keyword.
Find Attorney Status Information
The Missouri Bar offers an online search of attorney information to determine whether an attorney is in good standing to practice law. Search by lawyer name, city, county and zip code.
Find Legal Assistance
Links to lawyer referral services and organizations offering free and low-cost legal assistance to eligible clients.
The Missouri Bar offers an online search for lawyers who are accepting new clients, by area of practice, language, and location.
Missouri Attorney Complaint Information
The Missouri Office of the Chief Disciplinary Counsel provides information related to how to make a complaint about a lawyer, including online complaint forms.
The Missouri State Public Defender offers free and low-cost criminal defense representation to eligible clients. Online resources include answers to frequently asked questions, an online application for services and office contact information.
Types of Representation
View information about various forms of legal representation including consultation, retainer, limited scope representation in which the lawyer handles some parts of a case, collaborative law in which opposing lawyers in domestic disputes negotiate instead of going to court, and free (pro bono) legal assistance.