City of Knob Noster, MO
Johnson County
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Section 125.010 Court Established.

[R.O. 2012 §125.010]
There is hereby established in the City of Knob Noster a Municipal Court, to be known as the "Knob Noster Municipal Court, a Division of the 17th Judicial Circuit Court of the State of Missouri". In the event a Police Court existed prior to the establishment of a Municipal Court, this Court is a continuation of the Police Court of the City as previously established, and is termed herein "The Municipal Court".

Section 125.020 Fixing of Court Costs.

[R.O. 2012 §125.020; Ord. No. 205 §1, 8-7-1961; Ord. No. 658 §1, 10-3-2001; Ord. No. 788 §1, 11-3-2009]
In all cases before the Municipal Court of the City of Knob Noster, Missouri, there shall be taxed costs in accordance with the verdict and judgment of the Judge of said Court. In all cases in which a conviction shall result, such costs shall be payable by the defendant in each case and in all other cases as hereinafter provided.

Section 125.030 Court Costs.

[R.O. 2012 §125.030; Ord. No. 554 §§1—2, 2-7-1995; Ord. No. 636 §§1—2, 9-8-1999; Ord. No. 658 §2, 10-3-2001; Ord. No. 788 §2, 11-3-2009]
A. 
In each case before the Municipal Court of Knob Noster, Missouri, in addition to any fine that may be imposed by the Municipal Judge in any case filed in the Municipal Division, and in addition to all other fees authorized or required by law, there shall be assessed the following costs:
1. 
Costs of Court in the amount of twelve dollars ($12.00).
2. 
An additional sum of three dollars ($3.00) shall be assessed and added to basic costs of Subsection (1) of this Section, except that no such fee shall be collected when the proceeding against the defendant has been dismissed by the Court. All sums collected pursuant to this Subsection shall be paid at least monthly as follows:
a. 
Two dollars ($2.00) of such fees shall be deposited monthly to the City of Knob Noster, Missouri, to be used locally for training Law Enforcement Officers.
b. 
One dollar ($1.00) of such fees shall be paid to the Budget Director, Department of Public Safety, State of Missouri for deposit into the Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Commission Fund, to be used Statewide for training Law Enforcement Officers.
3. 
An additional sum of seven dollars fifty cents ($7.50) shall be assessed and added to the basic costs in Subsection (1) of this Section, except that no such cost shall be collected in any proceeding when the proceeding against the defendant has been dismissed by the Court. All sums collected pursuant to this Subsection shall be paid at least monthly as follows:
a. 
Ninety-five percent (95%) of such fees shall be paid to the Director of Revenue of the State of Missouri for deposit to the Crime Victims' Compensation (CVC) Fund and the Services to Victims Fund as provided in Section 595.045, RSMo.
b. 
Five percent (5%) shall be paid to the City Treasury.
4. 
An additional sum of two dollars ($2.00) shall be assessed and added to the basic costs in Subsection (1) of this Section, except that no such cost shall be collected when the proceeding against the defendant has been dismissed by the Court. All sums collected pursuant to this Subsection shall be deposited monthly with the Johnson County Treasurer to be used for the maintenance, upkeep and operation of the Survival House Shelter for the victims of domestic violence.
5. 
Other costs shall be for the issuance of a warrant, a commitment, or a summons, as provided before the Municipal Court Judge in criminal prosecutions.
6. 
Actual costs assessed against the City by the County Sheriff for apprehension or confinement in the County Jail.
7. 
Mileage, in the same amount as provided to the Sheriff in criminal violations, for each mile and fraction thereof the officer must travel (both directions) in order to serve any warrant or commitment or order of this Court.
8. 
Any other reasonable cost as may be otherwise provided by ordinance, including, but not limited to, costs of confinement, including any necessary transportation related thereto, medical costs incurred by the City while a defendant is in City custody and costs related to the arrest and testing of any person for any intoxication-related traffic offense.
9. 
Reimbursement of certain costs of arrest.
a. 
Upon a plea or a finding of guilty for violating the provisions of any ordinance of the City of Knob Noster, involving alcohol- or drug-related traffic offenses, the Court may, in addition to imposition of any penalties provided by law, order the convicted person to reimburse the Police Department for the costs associated with such arrest.
b. 
Such costs hereby authorized shall include the reasonable cost of making the arrest, including the costs of any chemical test made as authorized or required by law or ordinance to determine the alcohol or drug content of the person's blood, and the costs of processing, charging, booking and holding such person in custody.
c. 
The Chief of Police shall establish a schedule of such costs hereby authorized and shall submit the same to the Municipal Judge. However, the County may order the costs reduced if it determines that the costs are excessive.
10. 
A surcharge of three dollars ($3.00) shall be assessed and collected payable to the Sheriffs' Retirement Fund created in Section 57.955, RSMo.

Section 125.040 Judge May Commute Fines and Costs To Imprisonment — When.

[R.O. 2012 §125.040; Ord. No. 565 §1, 2-6-1996; Ord. No. 658 §3, 10-3-2001; Ord. No. 788 §3, 11-3-2009]
When any person shall be unwilling or unable to pay any fine costs assessed against him/her by the Judge of the Municipal Division, the Judge shall have the power to commute such fine and costs, at the defendant's request, to imprisonment, which shall be credited at the rate of the current costs of confinement assessed by the correctional facility for each twenty-four (24) hours' imprisonment.

Section 125.045 Community Service in Lieu of Fines or Imprisonment.

[R.O. 2012 §125.045; Ord. No. 626 §§1—4, 3-3-1999]
A. 
The Municipal Judge for the City or the person performing the duties of the Municipal Judge may order any person who:
1. 
Has been convicted; or
2. 
Has received a suspended imposition of sentence for violating an ordinance of the City, whether the original punishment be fine or imprisonment or both,
to perform alternative community service, as defined in this Section, as a condition of probation or in lieu of a fine or imprisonment or both.
B. 
Alternative community service may consist of service on the public streets, highways and alleys or other public works or buildings or public grounds of the City and such other service as may be authorized by resolution of the Board of Aldermen.
C. 
Chief of Police, City Administrator, City Inspector, Street Superintendent and Water/Wastewater Superintendent are authorized to assign and supervise community service. The Chief of Police or other office of the City is hereby authorized, empowered and directed to assign work to and supervise all persons ordered to perform alternative community service by the Municipal Judge.
D. 
The Municipal Judge may determine the number of hours of alternative community service that a person shall perform under this Section.

Section 125.050 Additional Court Costs — Failure To Appear.

[R.O. 2012 §125.050; Ord. No. 658 §4, 10-3-2001; Ord. No. 788 §4, 11-3-2009]
The Municipal Judge for the Circuit Court of the County of Johnson, Municipal Division for the City of Knob Noster, is hereby empowered to assess an additional Court cost in the amount of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) against any person charged with a municipal ordinance violation who fails to appear, thus resulting in the issuance of a warrant ordering said defendant to appear at a subsequent Court date.