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To ensure equal justice and due process under law, promote justice and nourish respect for the rule of law by all citizens.
The Lee's Summit Municipal Court maintains all files and papers necessary to schedule and conduct trials, pleas, pre-trial hearings, sentencing, probation revocation hearings, and pre- and post-trial motions related to violations of city ordinances. The administrative and clerical staff, bailiffs and judges administer the process of adjudicating matters under the Court's jurisdiction. The efforts of all are directed toward the goals of the fair and efficient administration of justice, to dispense equal justice to all, to provide courteous and respectful service to the public and to encourage respect for the rule of law.
The Lee's Summit Municipal Court consists of two elected Judges, a Court Administrator, two Probation Officers, Court Security Officer, Accounting Technician, Records Management Clerk, Warrant Clerk, Bond Clerk, two Deputy Court Clerks and a part-time Court Clerk.
Cases for Divisions 243 are scheduled for the first four Wednesdays of each month; cases for Division 263 are scheduled for the first four Thursdays of each month. Dockets begin at 8:30 a.m. with a final docket held at 3:00 p.m. A prisoner arraignment docket is held during weeks lacking a court docket.
If the individual charged with the offense pleads guilty, a fine, imprisonment or probation may be assessed. If the defendant pleads not guilty, a bench trial is conducted. The defendant may appeal a finding of guilty to the Jackson County Associate Circuit Court. In addition, the City operates a Violations Bureau which permits individuals charged with certain traffic and other violations to pay a fine without appearing before the Judge.
The Lee’s Summit Municipal Court is a division of the 16th Judicial Circuit, Jackson County, Missouri.