Content Category: fines & fees

Lawsuit: Darrick Reed v. City of Ferguson

In 2014, ACD sued Ferguson on behalf of Darrick Reed and a class action of people whom Ferguson's municipal court charged an unlawful $50 fee to cancel municipal warrants.

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Lawsuit: Darrin Pruitt v. City of Wellston

ACD filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of Darrin Pruitt and a class of people against Wellston for their municipal practice of requiring people to pay an unlawful...

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Lawsuit: Kellen Powell v. St. Ann

Kellen Powell, by and through ACD, filed a lawsuit against the City of St. Ann for charging illegal "warrant fees" before citizens who missed court could return and defend...

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2015 ACD Report: It’s Not Just Ferguson: Consolidate the Municipal Courts

This 2015 report by ACD shows general trends in court practices and police conduct across St. Louis County municipalities and offers a series of potential reforms.

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2014 ACD Report: Municipal Courts Whitepaper

This 2014 ACD report highlighted racial disparities in traffic stops, excessive revenue generation, and excessive warrants and arrests. It confirms the lived experiences of poor and Black people in...

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Lawsuit: Quinton Thomas et al. v. City of St. Ann

ACD and Arnold and Porter Kaye Scholer LLP filed a class action lawsuit against the City of St. Louis for their unlawful municipal bail scheme and the unlawful conditions...

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#ProSeSTL: View and Print Guide

This provides recommendations for viewing and printing the 2019 #ProSeSTL know your rights guides.

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#ProSeSTL: A Guide to Knowing Your Rights with the Police and Getting Out of Jail (foldable booklet for print)

This is a foldable, printable know your rights guide for people who have been arrested and are held on bond in St. Louis.

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#ProSeSTL: A Guide to Knowing Your Rights with the Police and Getting Out of Jail (single pages)

This is a single-page know your rights guide for people who have been arrested and are held on bond in St. Louis.

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#ProSeSTL: A Guide to Representing Yourself in St. Louis Municipal Courts (single pages)

This is a single-page know-your-rights guide for people representing themselves in St. Louis municipal courts.

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