Municipal Prosecuting Attorney’s Office

The Municipal Prosecutor is responsible for prosecuting all City ordinance violations.

Requests for Recommendation

Requests for recommendations and discovery should be made directly to the Municipal Prosecutor’s Office. Submission of requests to the Municipal Court do not suffice for service of such documents on the Prosecuting Attorney.

Please submit a self-addressed stamped envelope for any request for recommendation or a copy of a police report. If requesting a video, an attorney must submit a blank, unmarked DVD and a self-addressed, stamped mailing envelope that is appropriate for mailing DVDs.

Review

Counsel will receive a written recommendation and any accompanying documents by mail. Counsel may submit via regular mail, fax or email, a request for a revised recommendation along with pertinent information that should be considered such as proof of reinstatement or proof of insurance. If your client’s case involves a motor vehicle accident, a copy of the defendant’s insurance card is not sufficient. Counsel must provide proof of restitution or a letter from the defendant’s insurer verifying acceptance of liability and settlement of claims with the other drivers or owners of property.

A copy of any motion or pleading filed by defense counsel should be sent to the Municipal Prosecutor’s Office and may be served by regular mail, fax or email.

Contacting the Prosecutor during the Pandemic: 

Any attorney wishing to communicate with the prosecutor about any Municipal Court matter may do so by mail, email or by leaving a message by phone (314-513-5216). Please make sure to include the Client’s name and charges and any relevant documents (such as proof of insurance or proof of reinstatement). 

Any attorney wishing to speak directly to the prosecutor about any Municipal Court matter may send an email to pa@hazelwoodmo.org and, in addition to the information listed above, include a phone number where the attorney may be reached. The Prosecutor will respond by phone within one to two days.

If the charges require a plea by a client in court, attorneys may consider a request to plea by mail in accordance with Rule 37. Attorneys may request plea and probation forms from the Municipal Prosecutor by email or regular mail.

When in-person Municipal Court dockets resume, the Municipal Prosecutor plans to hold an attorney call by phone between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on the evening docket dates with the exception of the monthly trial docket. More instructions will be forthcoming once in-person hearings resume in the Municipal Court. 

Disclaimer

It is defense counsel’s responsibility to ensure that the Entry of Appearance, any request for continuance, motions, requests pertaining to warrants, and similar pleadings are filed directly to the Municipal Court.