Please see the steps below on handling your client’s ticket through the mail. Please be advised that if you do not resolve your case prior to the Court date listed on the ticket, you and/or your client will still have to appear in Court. Your (or your client’s) failure to appear for your scheduled Court date may result in a warrant being issued for your client’s arrest.
NOTE:. If your client is charged with driving while intoxicated, driving while license suspended/revoked, no-operators license, a violation involving an auto accident, or exceeding the posted speed limit by 25mph or more there will have to be a court appearance. If you are unsure if your client’s ticket qualifies to be handled by mail, feel free to contact the office.
STEPS TO HANDLE TICKET BY MAIL
- File an entry of appearance. This will alert our office of your involvement in the matter. We are unable to communicate with you about the matter absent this entry of appearance.
- The office will then review the file and create an offer letter and plea of guilty and waiver, which then e-filed.
- If the offer is acceptable please print and execute the guilty plea and waiver and e-file. To make payment please mail your payment as a money order or attorney trust account check to Associate Circuit clerk’s office or pay by phone. (NOTE: All checks must be payable to the Circuit Clerk.)
- If you do not resolve your client’s case before the Court date on the ticket or summons, you MUST appear in Court or a warrant may be issued for your client’s arrest.
- Verify that your payment has been received and your case has been resolved by contacting the Associate Circuit Clerk at (417) 741-7121.
WHERE TO MAIL YOUR PAYMENT
The Associate Circuit Court only accepts money order, cashier’s checks, credit card, or attorney trust account checks. Please send your payment to:
Associate Circuit Court
Hartville, MO 65667
Additionally, they will accept credit/debit cards over the telephone or via Missouri Case Net’s “Pay by Web” site for a nominal fee. Click here to access the site: https://www.courts.mo.gov/pbw/search.do?execution=e1s1
PRO SE (UNREPRESENTED) DEFENDANTS
If you want to resolve your ticket you can follow the instructions on the ticket to pay the fine and costs already determined. Please understand that the Prosecutor’s office may not have received your ticket for review and filing. This may take some time please allow time for the ticket to reviewed and filed by the Prosecutor. This typically happens in seven in days but may take longer.
If you want to resolve your ticket by mail please download and complete the form below and mail it to our office. You may also fax (417) 741-7376 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org the request for offer form, which is located below in red “Request for Offer.” The office does not negotiate tickets by phone. Please allow ample time for the mail to be delivered. The Prosecutor’s office does not accept responsibility for lost mail or mail that is not received in a timely manner. Amendments cannot be completed within two weeks of the scheduled court date because of volume and time. Sorry for the inconvenience.
IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO CONFIRM THE THAT TICKET HAS BEEN RESOLVED AND NO FURTHER COURT APPEARANCE IS REQUIRED. If you have any questions about whether your ticket has been resolved and no further court appearance is required please contact the Wright County Associate Court Clerk at (417)741-7121 have your ticket number(s) ready to assist the Clerk.
Please understand that some tickets require a court appearance, such as driving while intoxicated, driving while license suspended/revoked, no-operators license, a violation involving an auto accident, or exceeding the posted speed limit by 26mph or more. However, we can work with you to resolve your case on your court date in the Associate Circuit Court. Please be advised that if you do not resolve your case prior to the Court date listed on the ticket or court summons, you will have to appear in Court. Your failure to appear for your scheduled Court date may result in a warrant being issued for your arrest.
The possible punishment for traffic tickets can range anywhere from a small fine up to both a fine and jail time. You always have the right to contact an attorney to find out what your legal options are. Having a lawyer to represent you is in your best interest. There are collateral consequences to self-representation that the Wright County Prosecutor’s cannot advise you. If you are not sure who to contact, please call the Missouri Bar Lawyer Referral Service at (573) 636-3635 or www.mobar.org.
PROOF OF INSURANCE
If you received a ticket for no proof of insurance, you must submit proof that the vehicle was insured at the time the ticket was issued. This proof must be sent prior to your court date with the traffic amendment request form completed prior to your court date. The proof of insurance can be submitted to Prosecutor’s Office in person, email, fax, or mail.
Because we represent the State of Missouri, We CANNOT give legal advice.
QUESTIONS? If you have traffic questions please contact the Wright County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office at (417) 741-6166. Please be advised that ethically we cannot give out legal advice.