Procedures and Practices for Defense Attorneys

We understand courts operate differently so in order to better assist attorneys practicing within the Excelsior Springs Municipal Division, we have adopted the following Procedures and Practices. 

UPDATE 5/20/20: Given the current situation, the Prosecutor is offering plea by mails. Attorneys, please complete the following request:

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•CONTINUANCES: No continuances will be granted after 4:00 pm on the Monday prior to the court date.

•FINGERPRINTING: Fingerprinting is ordered according to State guidelines and is based off of the ORIGINAL charge. If your defendant has not been fingerprinted, please bring them to Court so their prints can be obtained.

•ATTORNEY DOCKETS: Attorney dockets start at 4:00 pm. The Prosecutor is available to meet with attorneys on a first come, first serve basis. Please be sure to obtain copies of ticket(s) and police report(s) prior to meeting with the Prosecutor.

For your convenience, the Court Administrator will have attorney dockets printed (in alphabetical order by attorney name) the night of court. This will be helpful to utilize when meeting with the Prosecutor.

Once you have met with the Prosecutor, inform the Bench Clerk that you are ready to proceed and provide her with the signed plea agreements/probation orders (if applicable).

•POLICE REPORTS: Police reports are $6 and must be requested through Police Records. Please obtain these prior to court night. Police Records: 816.629.7110

•PLEA AGREEMENTS: ALL plea agreements require the Judge’s approval and must go before the Judge. Be sure all parties have signed any plea agreements prior to giving it to the Bench Clerk.

•MAIL-IN AMENDMENTS: The Prosecutor only meets with attorneys the night of court and does not offer “Plea by Mail” or “Mail-in Amendments” or accept emails/phone calls outside of court.

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