St. Louis Pro Se Guide

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This research was not created by ArchCity Defenders and we are not responsible for its content, nor can we confirm its accuracy. All court forms and other government documents are provided as examples. We cannot confirm that they are up to date. The information on this form and procedures outlines could change at any time. 

All information provide online and sample templates are provided to support people representing themselves in court. This information is provided for general informational purposes only. We have tried to make it as accurate and up-to-date as possible but laws can change and your individual situation may be different. No information in this guide should be understood as legal advice from ArchCity Defenders. We expressly disclaim all liability that results from actions taken or not taken in reliance on this guide. If you have further questions, please consult a lawyer. We do not intend this information as advertising or solicitation. By providing this information, we are not acting as your lawyer.

 
 

This information can be used to make an argument to a judge to try to help reduce your bail.

 

This template and its instructions may be used to help fill out a document to submit to the court to help reduce your fines and court fees. 

 

This template and its instructions may be used to help fill out a document to submit to the court to help reduce your bail.

 

A resource with information more information about where individuals can access supportive services. We cannot ensure the accuracy of this information and individuals should check the Start Here website for the most updated guide. 

 

This is the form to fill if you would like to request a new trial after a guilty plea in St. Louis Municipal Court. Please contact the court for a form for review of county cases. Check with the court to ensure this is the correct form for your situation. 

 

This is the form to fill to request the court to waive the costs of requesting a review of your case. Check with the court to ensure this is the correct form for your situation. 

 

This document outlines points that may be assessed against you for pleading guilty to a traffic violation. Please ensure this form is current. 

 

This is the form to fill to apply for a special driving license if your license is suspended or revoked. Check with the court to make sure you are eligible and that this is the correct form for your situation

 

This form may be submitted to the court to try to expunge your record. Please see the website to ensure that you are submitting all required documents and that you are eligible to expunge your record. There is more information online about how to waive the cost of expungement. 

 

This form may be submitted to the court to try to expunge your arrests. Please see the website to ensure that you are submitting all required documents and that you are eligible to expunge your arrests. There is more information online about how to waive the cost of expungement. 

 

ACLU has created a resource with more information about individuals’ rights with the police. We cannot ensure the accuracy of this information.  

 

The Close the Workhouse campaign is a campaign led by directly impacted peoples to close the Workhouse, decarcerate the city by 33% and reinvest in programs and services for all our communities. Check out the website for more info on how to get involved!