How to Request a Prosecutor's Recommendation
Attorneys at the Municipal Courts have certain procedures, deadlines and policies consistent with the operations of the Court.
To ensure prompt response, your recommendation request must be mailed to:City Counselor’s Office 1520 Market, Room 1062 St. Louis, MO 63103
Violations that Require a Court Appearance
The following violations may NOT be handled by mail and require a court appearance:
- Leaving the Scene of Accident
- No Proof of Insurance (unless proof is supplied that Defendant, not car involved, was insured on date of ticket)
- All non-traffic charges
- Any defendant with more than 5 violations set on a single court date
Recommendations By Mail Requirements
You will NOT receive a recommendation by mail if ANY of the following is not complied with:
- To obtain a recommendation by mail, counsel should file an entry of appearance with the court.
- Counsel should then send a copy of the entry along with a request for recommendation to:
(Requests for recommendation should not be sent to court or to the court administrator’s office.)
- The recommendation request must be postmarked at least 14 days prior to the next court date.
- Requests by mail must be accompanied by:
- A self-addressed stamped envelope
- A copy of defendant’s driving record if defendant is a Missouri Resident.
- A legible copy of tickets or the summons number, the exact charge, and the next court date.
- The next court date, court number and time if the case has been continued.
The City counselor’s Office will not respond to any recommendation request failing to comply with all of the above.
In some cases the City Counselor may decline to make an out of court reccomendation and require an appearance in court to obtain a recommendation. This will ordinarily be the case when there is a motor vehicle collision involved or in more serious traffic cases or non-traffic cases.
The City Counselor's Office will not convey any continuance request to the court.
City Counselor’s Office Walk-In Policy
A City Counselor is available to discuss Recommendations each afternoon between 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Monday through Friday.
In the Courtroom on the docket day. City Counselor will be available to review cases and discuss recommendations in the courtroom on the docket day at the top of the docket hour. Please consult the Court’s published calendar for the schedule of regular arraignment sessions.
Online Requests Using LawSourceLive.com
The City Counselor will accept requests for recommendations through LawSourceLive.
Submit reccomendation requests using LawSourceLive.com.
To submit recommendations, Attorneys must be registered with LawSourceLive.com and follow posted instructions.
LawSourceLive.com recommendations will not be made in:
- nuisance charges
- housing court cases, or
- trash related cases.
Bulk recommendations are only available by drop off or appointment.
St. Louis, Mo 63103
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday except City Holidays