Ferguson’s new municipal judge ordered massive changes Monday in the city’s much-criticized municipal court, a move he said is aimed at restoring confidence in the system and easing the burden on needy defendants.
A lawsuit filed against the city of St. Louis claims its traffic court has been illegally suspending motorists’ drivers licenses who fail to show up for moving violations.
The budget cuts legislators imposed last year on the Missouri Department of Revenue likely will remain in place.
The former Illinois State Trooper Matt Mitchell is seeking to regain his driving privileges after a deadly crash in 2007.
“Hopefully they won’t be too busy to appear this time,” Jones said snidely in the latest development of the ongoing Revenue Department saga.
House Speaker Tim Jones dropped efforts to enforce the subpoenas last week and now wants a Cole County judge to dismiss a legal challenge.
Police use a Metrolink surveillance camera to catch a 17-year-old charged with robbery.
Current law allows offices to charge $2.50 for licenses that expire in three years and $5 for a 10-year license. But a measure passed by lawmakers this month would double those charges.
An attorney is trying to make Gov. Nixon appear for depositions for a lawsuit involving the state’s new driver’s license procedures.
The Department of Revenue says new licenses will have security features such as special printing, laser perforations and bar codes.