The prosecuting attorney is appointed by the mayor with the consent and approval of the majority of the members of the City Council. It is the duty of this attorney to prosecute the violations of the city ordinances before the municipal judge or before any circuit court judge hearing violations of the city's ordinances.
Mr. Ben Kloos was appointed to the position or Prosecuting Attorney in January 2023 for a two-year term.
Requests for Recommendations
Requests must include:
Counsel will receive a written recommendation from the Prosecutor. It is counsel's responsibility to notify the defendant of the recommendation. The recommendation will state if a court appearance is required, otherwise recommendations signed by both the attorney client returned to the court with payment in full by the court date may be accepted.
Court dates can be found on Casenet.
Payments are not accepted or processed by the prosecutor's office.
Acceptance of Recommendation:
If the Prosecuting Attorney recommendation is payable outside of Court, and does not require an appearance, both the defendant and attorney must sign the recommendation and forward the signed document with payment to the Court prior to court date.
The court administrator will not accept payment on a recommendation until the signed recommendation has been filed with the Court. Prosecuting Attorney recommendations are not entered as court records until the signed recommendation has been filed with the Court.
If the recommendation is not accepted and paid in full by the court date and time, the defendant and the attorney must appear in person. It is counsel's responsibility to contact the Court to obtain a continuance.
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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes by the Supreme Court to Rule 37.04, requests for recommendations mailed to the court will not be processed by the court. It is your responsibility to ensure that an entry of appearance is filed with the court and a separate request for recommendation is mailed to the prosecutor's office.
Continuances and Request for Recall of Warrants:
Must be e-filed with the Court.
Prosecuting Attorney Staff:
- Ben Kloos, Prosecuting Attorney
- Lori Mullins, Prosecuting Attorney Assistant, [email protected]
City of Ladue
9345 Clayton Rd
Ladue, MO 63124
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4:00pm
Payments to the Municipal Court
The Municipal Court accepts cash, check, money orders, cashier checks, and credit cards in person or by mail. If you have received a violation that is payable online, you may also pay with credit card online. Please note that if you wish to use your credit card (in person or online), there will be a non-refundable processing fee.
Please click here to pay your violation online. You will need your name and ticket number.
NOTE: Please allow 7-10 business days for your ticket to be processed.
If you are paying an attorney recommendation you MUST email ([email protected]) a copy of your signed recommendation. Once the recommendation has been accepted by the court you will be able to pay your ticket online.