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Missy Homan Lauderdale County Alabama Circuit Clerk

About Missy

History

Born in Dallas Texas in 1971, Missy moved to Florence, Alabama in 1976 and has resided here ever since. Missy is the daughter of Dennis and Charlotte Homan. She attended elementary school at JW Powell, Jr High at Hibbett, and graduated from Bradshaw High school in 1989.


Education

Missy attended the University of Alabama and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Corporate Finance and Financial Management in May of 1993.

Among her accomplishments while at the University included:

  • Being chosen as a Capstone Woman Student Ambassador as a freshman and went on to serve as Vice President.
  • She was voted on by the 20,000 member student body to be one of five women to represent the University of Alabama on their 1992 Homecoming Court.
  • She was a member of Phi Mu Sorority where she served as chaplain and standards chairman.
  • She was chosen as one of the University of Alabamas top three Corolla beauties.
  • She was a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and was its Secretary/ Treasurer for 4 years
  • In addition to being a member of numerous other leadership and academic organizations - She attended the University on a full academic and leadership scholarships.

Missy went on to attend the University of Alabama Law School and received her Juris Doctorate degree in 1996.

She Spent 10 years in private law practice where she became an accomplished trial attorney never losing a trial.


Experience

In 2006, Missy ran for Circuit Court Clerk and has served our County in that capacity ever since. She has served on various committees and leadership boards during her tenure as Circuit Clerk. She is routinely ask ed by the Administrative Office of Courts to speak at conferences and events across the state. She served on the Executive Board of the Alabama Clerks Association for numerous years, a position she was chosen to serve in by her fellow clerks.

Family

Missy is the mother of 15 year old twins, Hannah and Kneeland who are both very active in the Florence Freshman Center. She and her children are members of Woodmont Baptist church. When she is not spending time with her family or watching her son play ball or her daughter cheer, Missy loves to cook, garden and foster animals.

Contact Information

Absentee Documents

Passport Documents

Voter Registration Documents

Criminal & Traffic

Forms

Warrant Magistrate's Office

Office located on the:
4th Floor, Room 402

Hours 8:00 am - 12:00 noon
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Telephone: 256-760-5725

A victim must call our office to make an appointment. The victim must fill out a deposition before being put under oath to testify to the circumstances of the offense. The victim should bring any reports made by law enforcement. A probable cause determination will be made after testimony is taken. If probable cause is found, an arrest warrant, summons, or a cease and desist order will be issued. There is no cost involved in this process.


The United States Supreme Court has determined that persons issuing warrants must be " neutral and detached" from the law enforcement function.


Amendment Number Four in the Bill of Rights of the U.S. Constitution states, " The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrant shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."


Magistrates are a part of the judicial branch of government and are required to exercise independent judgment in the issuance of arrest warrants.


Instructions for Paying Traffic Citations

Your ticket will have the date in which you will need to appear in court. ALL traffic tickets are scheduled for court on Tuesdays at 9:00 a.m.

You MUST either come to court on the date shown on your ticket or pay the ticket BEFORE your court date. (Before the scheduled docket time)

If you fail to appear in court on the date shown on your traffic ticket or to pay the ticket BEFORE your court date, the following things will happen
WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE TO YOU.

*** 1) A warrant will be issued for your arrest.

*** 2) Your driver's license will be suspended and it cannot be reinstated until the ticket is cleared and a reinstatement fee is paid.


If you have been charged with one of the listed offenses and would like to pay the fine without having to appear in court you can mail the full amount indicated to the address below. NO PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Mail a MONEY ORDER or CASHIER'S CHECK payable to Missy Homan, Circuit Clerk to the address below: