Do you need a Jefferson County criminal defense lawyer? Hillsboro is the county seat for Jefferson County. Jefferson County is located just south of St. Louis County, with Franklin County to the west and the Mississippi river to the east. There are several different forums you could end up in if you are facing criminal charges there. There are multiple cities with municipal courts. This includes Pevely, Herculaneum, Byrnes Mill, Arnold, and Crystal City. If you are issued a citation by any of these police departments, you will likely answer the citation in that city’s municipal court. If you are issued a citation by a Jefferson County Sheriff, you must answer in the Jefferson County Municipal Court located in Hillsboro. The address is 400 1st St., Hillsboro, MO 63050.
The Jefferson County circuit court and the county jail are also located in Hillsboro. There are several ways you can end up here. It could be a Sheriff’s case or a municipal citation picked up by the state prosecutor, a felony, or a citation issued by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
If an order of protection was filed by you or against you in Jefferson County, you will also have to go to the circuit court house for court. Generally, this will be a short time after you receive service of a summons, so it is important to obtain legal counsel as soon as possible.
At Henderson & Waterkotte, P.C. our attorneys regularly handle traffic, orders of protection, drug cases, assaults, and other serious felonies in Jefferson County. If you have been charged in any of the municipal courts or the state court, be sure to contact our Jefferson County criminal lawyers immediately to discuss how to defend yourself. We offer free consultations and are available 24/7 to help protect your rights.