[Code 1975 §15.02(31); CC 1989 §13-26]
The Municipal Court may establish a traffic violations bureau pursuant to Section 479.050, RSMo. The Bureau will be governed by State Supreme Court Rule No. 37, and the Twenty-First Circuit Court's Rules of Court.
Section 360.020 When Person Charged May Appear At Traffic Violations Bureau or Before The Municipal Judge.
[Code 1975 §15.02(32); CC 1989 §13-27]
Any person charged with an offense for which payment of a fine may be made to the Traffic Violations Bureau shall have the option of paying such fine within the time specified in the notice of arrest at the Traffic Violations Bureau upon entering a plea of guilty and upon waiving appearance in court; or may have the option of depositing required lawful bail, and upon a plea of not guilty shall be entitled to a trial as authorized by law.
The payment of a fine to the Bureau shall be deemed an acknowledgement of conviction of the alleged offense, and the Bureau, upon accepting the prescribed fine, shall issue a receipt to the violator acknowledging payment thereof.
It shall be the responsibility of the Court Clerk of the Traffic Violations Bureau to notify the Department of Revenue of the municipal conviction.