2014 Missouri Revised Statutes
Chapter 559 Probation
Section 559.607 Municipal ordinance violations, probation may be contracted for by municipal courts, procedure--cost to be paid by offenders, exceptions.

MO Rev Stat § 559.607 (2014) What's This?

559.607. 1. Judges of the municipal division in any circuit, acting through a chief or presiding judge, either may contract with a private or public entity or may employ any qualified person to serve as the city's probation officer to provide probation and rehabilitation services for persons placed on probation for violation of any ordinance of the city, specifically including the offense of operating or being in physical control of a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or narcotic drugs. The contracting city shall not be required to pay for any part of the cost of probation and rehabilitation services authorized under sections 559.600 to 559.615. Persons found guilty or pleading guilty to ordinance violations and placed on probation by municipal or city court judges shall contribute a service fee to the court in the amount set forth in section 559.604 to pay the cost of their probation supervision provided by a probation officer employed by the court or by a contract probation officer as provided for in section 559.604.

2. When approved by municipal court judges in the municipal division, the application, judicial order of approval, and the contract shall be forwarded to and filed with the board of probation and parole. The court-approved private or public entity or probation officer employed by the court shall then function as the probation office for the city, pursuant to the terms of the contract or conditions of employment and the terms of probation ordered by the judge. Any city in this state which presently does not have probation services available for persons convicted of its ordinance violations, or that contracts out those services with a private entity, may, under the procedures authorized in sections 559.600 to 559.615, contract with and continue to contract with a private entity or employ any qualified person and contract with the municipal division to provide such probation supervision and rehabilitation services.

(L. 1992 S.B. 540 § 1 subsecs. 4, 5, A.L. 2005 H.B. 58 merged with H.B. 353)

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