Mini Poll Results

Courting Change?

How much confidence do you have that the current system of municipal courts in St. Louis County is a fair way to administer justice?
  • 3%
    A great deal
  • 9%
    Enough to keep doing it the same way
  • 17%
    Enough to keep doing it the same way, with some minor tweaks
  • 47%
    Not enough to keep doing it the same way
  • 24%
    None
Do you currently have an unpaid parking or traffic ticket for which a municipal court date has been set?
  • 3%
    Yes
  • 95%
    No
  • 3%
    I don’t know
Have you ever missed a scheduled municipal court appearance?
  • 8%
    Yes
  • 90%
    No
  • 2%
    I don’t know
In how many different municipal courts have you appeared to answer a summons?
  • 58%
    None
  • 22%
    One
  • 14%
    2-3
  • 3%
    4-5
  • 3%
    More than 5
Do you favor or oppose a change that would have all municipal courts adopt a uniform schedule for fines for the same charges?
  • 94%
    Favor
  • 6%
    Oppose
Do you favor or oppose a change that would require municipal courts to have lawyers available to advise defendants on their rights?
  • 86%
    Favor
  • 14%
    Oppose
Do you favor or oppose a change that would allow defendants to perform public service instead paying a fine or serving time in jail?
  • 94%
    Favor
  • 6%
    Oppose
Do you favor or oppose a change that would require all municipal courts to follow the example of Dellwood and eliminate their backlog of unpaid traffic fines?
  • 60%
    Favor
  • 40%
    Oppose
Do you favor or oppose a change that would allow a defendant appearing in one municipal court to take care of any outstanding warrants from other municipal courts?
  • 87%
    Favor
  • 13%
    Oppose
Do you favor or oppose a change that would move all municipal court cases to a state circuit court?
  • 49%
    Favor
  • 51%
    Oppose
Do you favor or oppose a change that would replace the current system of municipal courts in St. Louis County with several regional courts that hear all municipal cases?
  • 83%
    Favor
  • 17%
    Oppose