The City Prosecutor handles the prosecution of City ordinances. This involves arraignment in Municipal Court, trials before the Municipal judge, jury trials in Circuit Court, and de novo appeals in Circuit Court.
The city prosecutors do not provide legal advice to the general public. You may contact the Missouri Bar Legal Reference Service at (573) 636-3635 for legal referrals.
The City PA will provide discovery and recommendations electronically in a secure format. Users are required to request an account at: https://justiceweb.gocolumbiamo.com/cityprosecutorportal. You will be notified by email that your request has been accepted. Upon entry of appearance on a case, your discovery request will be automatically routed to the appropriate prosecutor for a recommendation and you will be notified by email that a new discovery packet is available for download. For those not wishing to participate in electronic discovery, discovery will be available to view at the Prosecutor’s Office either immediately before the regularly scheduled attorney disposition dockets on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons, or on Friday afternoons with an appointment. General questions may be directed to the prosecutor’s office at: CityProsecutor@GoColumbiaMo.com.