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"There is nothing that compares to getting up with the power of the constitution and taking some poor guy’s side, telling his story."
--public defender (former prosecutor, private defense counsel, and special A.G., now a public defender for 10 years)

Paying Online

The Missouri Public Defender System accepts online payments using debit cards, credit cards, or electronic bank drafts. You can use MasterCard, Discover, Visa, and American Express.

You will need the case number(s) of the case(s) you are paying for. You can look up public case numbers by visiting https://www.courts.mo.gov/casenet or you can call the Public Defender at 1-573-777-9944.

Effective: November 1st, 2016
If you have fees for multiple cases with the same case number then the amounts will be totaled under that case number. If you are paying for only one case please contact the Public Defender at 1-573-777-9944 to ensure your payment is applied to the correct case.

To make an online payment, click the link at the bottom of this page. Fees for online payments are shown below:

  • Electronic Bank Drafts (E-Check): You will need your routing number and checking or savings account number. You will be charged a $0.50 cent handling fee to use this service.
  • Credit Cards: The following convenience fees will be charged to your account for processing.
Electronic Payment Services
Credit Cards
Payment Amount Convenience Fee
$0.00 - $50.00 $1.25
$50.01 - $75.00 $1.75
$75.01 - $100.00 $2.15
$100.01 or more 2.15%

  • Debit Cards: The following convenience fees will be charged to your account for processing.
Electronic Payment Services
Debit Cards
Payment Amount Convenience Fee
$0.00 - $66.00 $1.00
$66.01 or more 1.50%

NOTE: The handling or convenience fees included in these transactions are paid to the third-party vendor, Collector Solutions, Inc., not to the Missouri State Public Defender System.

Collector Solutions Inc. has the right to electronically debit a $25 service charge for processing an Insufficient Funds or Closed Account transaction from your designated bank account in addition to whatever charges your bank may assess.

Begin the Payment Process

Click the button below to begin the payment process.You will leave Missouri State Public Defender website and connect to the website of Collector Solutions, Inc., a secure and confidential website.