Criminal Division FAQ
Do I have to appear in court on my Criminal Case?
Yes, Greene County is a mandatory appearance court. You or your attorney would need to be present for your scheduled court dates.
How do I find my court appearance time?
You may check the Greene County Circuit Clerk's website under Court Schedule or Case.net. If you are unable to locate your court date and time, please contact our office at (417) 868-4074 (option #4).
Do I have to hire an attorney for my Criminal Case?
Having counsel in any criminal case is usually advisable, but whether one is required is dependent upon the nature of the charge and is ultimately to be decided by the Judge in each case. Whether the court appoints an attorney, depends on the financial resources and circumstances of each defendant and is ultimately up to the Judge.
How do I pay my court costs and fines?
Once you have received a judgment from the Court the following payment options are found here.
How do I get an extension on my fines, costs and/or programs?
Any extension must be approved by the Judge and will require a court appearance. To request extensions, please come to open court Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. and report to the Circuit Clerk’s Office first.
*Please note that if your costs are in collections, you will not be able to request an extension on cost.
How do I get my cash bond back?
Any cash bond must be ordered refunded by the judge. Please make your request at time of judgment or come to open court (Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m.). Refunding the bond depends on the circumstances of the case and will be at the discretion of the judge.
Do I need to appear for my bond appearance?
If you bonded on an Associate Level Case (Judge Harmison, Judge Holden Palmietto, Judge Powell, or Judge Carrier) you will need to appear as the bond paperwork instructs.
If you bonded on a Circuit Level Case (Judge Jones, Judge Mountjoy or Judge Holden) please contact our office at (417) 868-4074 (option #4) to verify your court date.
Do I have a warrant out for my arrest?
You can find a list of active warrants on the Greene County Sheriff's website by clicking here.
What do I do if I have a warrant?
All warrants require an appearance before the judge. All Associate Courts (Judge Harmison, Judge Holden Palmietto, Judge Powell, and Judge Carrier) see unscheduled cases Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. Please come to the Circuit Clerk's Office first, so that our office can prepare the necessary paperwork.
If your case is a Circuit Level Case (Judge Jones, Judge Mountjoy, Judge Holden or Commissioner Davis), please contact your attorney if you have a warrant. If you do not have an attorney, please come to the Circuit Clerk’s Office.
How do I get my driver’s license reinstated?
First you would need to determine if your license was suspended as a result of a criminal/traffic case or suspended by the Department of Revenue for driving/point violations.
Our court notifies the Department of Revenue to suspend a license for two reasons, failure to appear or failure to pay. If you have been suspended for failure to appear, please come to the Circuit Clerk’s Office Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. Our office will prepare the necessary paperwork, prior to sending you to court to request your compliance. It will be at the judge’s discretion to release the compliance prior to disposition/payment.
If your license has been suspended for failure to pay, you would need to contact our office for payment at (417) 868-4074 (option #4). Once paid in full, our office will be able to supply the compliance letter to you, without having to see the judge.
If you determine your license was suspended for driving/points violations, please contact the Department of Revenue at (573) 526-2407 or visit their website at dor.mo.gov.
I am a student that is required to come watch court hearings, how can I find when they are scheduled?
Visit Case.net and go to the heading Scheduled Hearings & Trials Search. Once you have clicked on this header, you will need to search for cases in the 31st Judicial Circuit (Greene County). You can select this from the drop down menu. Choose your start date by the date you want to visit the court. You may choose to search by a single day or by a seven day period by selecting the radial button. You would want to leave the default radial of search by Judge/Commissioner. You will be required to select a judge from the drop down menu. Our judges in the criminal division are Judge Jerry Harmison, Judge Margaret Holden Palmietto, Judge Mark A. Powell, Judge J. R. Carrier, Judge David C. Jones, Judge Calvin R. Holden, Judge Thomas E. Mountjoy and Commissioner Peggy D. Davis . After selecting your judge, select find and it will list their court calendar/cases for the selected date range.
How do I file an Appeal?
To file for an Appeal click here.
How do I file for an Expungement?
To file for an Expungement click here.
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