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.
City Prosecutor's Office
600 E. Broadway
P. O. Box 6015
Columbia, MO 65205-6015
Voice: (573) 874-7229
Fax: (573) 874-7533
Stephen Richey – City Prosecutor
Robert Rinck – Assistant City Prosecutor
Sara Watson – Assistant City Prosecutor
Defendant appointments are held on Thursdays. Appointments are only made with the defendant after the charge has been filed. If you choose to meet with a prosecutor, you must contact our office and schedule your appointment prior to your court date.
The City PA can provide discovery and recommendations electronically in a secure format.
To sign up and set up your confidential password, Contact the prosecutor’s office at CityProsecutor@GoColumbiaMo.com
The Municipal Court accepts certain electronic filings, with no need to follow up with a paper copy. Attorneys – save time and costs by filing your forms electronically. There is no need to duplicate with a paper filing. Follow these links for instructions:
You have been summoned – what happens next?