Legal Question in Landlord & Tenant Law in Missouri

My landlord and I are going through an eviction process., he wants to come to an agreement and have me sign legal documents putting me on a payment schedule for owed rent, f I miss a payment, can I go to jail?

Asked on 4/10/13, 11:02 am

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Anthony Smith LawSmith
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You will not go to jail for missing a payment. The agreement you and your landlord are contemplating is a civil matter. People are only sentenced to jail for criminal matters. But, there are occasions where someone who refuses to follow a Judge's Order as to a civil matter (like not show up for a hearing) can be the subject of an arrest warrant or body attachment Order, wherein you could be arrested and have to post a bond to get out. So, not making a payment, won't land you in jail. Disobeying a Judge's Order might.

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4/10/13, 8:21 pm

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