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Florissant is a suburb of St. Louis that is popular with St. Louis lawyers, and it is located in northern St. Louis County. It is one of the oldest settlements in the state of Missouri. With a current population of over 53,000, Florissant is now home to two theological colleges and many burgeoning businesses.
In January 2010, Florissant city council unanimously voted to ban Florissant department heads from campaigning for city office candidates. The vote came after long time mayor Robert Lowery allegedly used city funds and directed city employees to run election campaigns for certain candidates. Lowery stated that city workers have a First Amendment right to campaign and thus should be entitled to do so on their own time. However, he plans on signing the measure into law in order to put the issue behind Florissant.
If you find yourself in a legal predicament, knowledge of proper court rules and procedures is critical to achieve success. Florissant Municipal Court adjudicates city ordinance violations, including traffic tickets, DUIs, and housing and zoning violations.
All other Florissant legal issues are brought to the 21st Judicial Circuit Court, which oversees all of St. Louis County and adjudicates both civil and criminal cases. The Circuit Court is further divided into the probate division and the family division. Which court controls your case is not always intuitive. For instance, the family division oversees not only domestic relations issues such as child custody and dissolutions of marriage, but it also issues Orders of Protection in domestic violence cases and adjudicates criminal juvenile offenses.
Florissant area attorneys can not only help you navigate the court systems to your advantage, but are also well versed in a wide spectrum of law. A wide variety of attorneys are currently practicing in Florissant alone, ranging in specialties from probate to criminal to family law.
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