EFFECTIVE JULY 24, 2020, THE MISSOURI SUPREME COURT HAS ISSUED AN UPDATED OPERATIONAL DIRECTIVE. WITHIN THIS DIRECTIVE IS THE ORDER THAT BEGINNING AUGUST 1, 2020, ALL PERSONS APPEARING IN COURT MUST WEAR A MASK OR FACE COVERING. IF YOU ARE APPEARING IN OSAGE BEACH MUNICIPAL DIVISION, PLEASE WEAR YOUR MASK. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A MASK, ONE WILL BE PROVIDED FOR YOU.
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All City Code violations are tried before the Municipal Court of Osage Beach, which has original jurisdiction to hear and determine all such violations. Osage Beach’s Municipal Court is a part of the Circuit Court and follows the rules of such court in addition to the rules of the Supreme Court.
Prosecutions for the violations of City Code are instituted by information and are based on a complaint. All proceedings shall be in accordance with the Supreme Court rules governing practice and procedure in all proceedings before the Municipal Judge.
Defendants are entitled to trial by jury, as in prosecutions before an Associate Circuit Judge. Whenever a defendant accused of a violation of City Code demands a trial by jury, the Municipal Judge shall certify the case for assignment. Except where authorized by law and requested by the defendant or his/her attorney, all issues of fact shall be tried by the Municipal Judge.