Chapter 15 MUNICIPAL COURT*
Section 15-11 Trial by jury.
(a) Any person charged with the violation of a municipal
ordinance shall be entitled to a trial
by jury, as in prosecutions for misdemeanors before an associate circuit judge.
(b) Whenever a defendant accused of a violation of a municipal
ordinance has the right to a
trial by jury and demands such trial by jury, the municipal judge shall certify the case to the
presiding judge of the circuit court serving the city for assignment in the manner provided by
state law. Proceedings in the case shall be had as if the case was originally commenced under the
practice and procedure applicable before circuit judges with there being no right of trial de novo;
but the sufficiency of plaintiff's petition shall be adjudged according to the procedures under
chapter 517, RSMo.
(Code 1964, § 7.080)