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Online Court Resources
Resources for the Southwest City Municipal Court as well as online resources applicable to courts generally in McDonald 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 online. 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.
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.
Self help, legal research, general information
Missouri Municipal Court Rights
View an overview of your rights and responsibilities in Missouri Municipal Courts.
Driver Improvement Program
View information about the Missouri Driver Improvement Program to avoid being assessed points on a Missouri driver's license in selected counties.
Missouri Landlord/Tenant Information
View a brochure from the Missouri Attorney General's Office about landlord/tenant law, including rights and responsibilities of both parties.
Definitions of Common Legal Terms
A glossary of commonly-used legal terms is provided.
Missouri Consumer Rights
A brochure outlining consumer rights in Missouri is provided by the Missouri Attorney General's Office.
Missouri Criminal Process
The criminal justice process is described in a brochure from the Missouri Attorney General's Office.
Missouri Legal Information
Missouri Legal Services Corporation provides legal services to low-income citizens and offers information on a variety of legal topics, including family, consumer, housing, and immigration law.
Missouri Parenting Handbook
A parenting handbook in multiple languages is available to view and download.
Missouri State Statutes
Search Missouri State statutes by keyword or view all the statutes. Click on the "Statutes" link.
Missouri Traffic and Motor Vehicle Information
The Missouri Department of Revenue offers information about traffic laws, motor vehicle laws, driver licenses, information about traffic tickets, online forms, and driver manuals.
Public Information Brochures
The Missouri Bar Association provides public information brochures on various topics, including health care, family law, disasters, seniors, probate, consumer, business, domestic violence, and more.
Self-Representation in Missouri Courts
View information in multiple languages on representing yourself in court proceedings.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Attorney Ethics and Discipline
View the legal code of ethics and links to complaints and disciplinary actions against Missouri 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 by county, 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
View information about selecting a lawyer, with links to statewide resources.
The Missouri Bar offers an online search for lawyers who are accepting new clients by area of practice, language, and location.
The Missouri State Public Defender offers free and low-cost criminal defense representation to eligible clients. Select the "Clients and Families" menu item for links to answers to frequently asked questions, an online application for services, and office contact information. An application form is available in English and Spanish.