Terms Used In Missouri Laws 326.274
- Board: the Missouri state board of accountancy established under section Missouri Laws 326.256
- Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
- person: may extend and be applied to bodies politic and corporate, and to partnerships and other unincorporated associations. See Missouri Laws 1.020
- Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
Upon receipt of a complaint or other information suggesting violations of this chapter or the rules of the board, the board may conduct investigations to determine if probable cause exists to institute proceedings pursuant to sections 326.295 to 326.316 against any person or firm for the violation, but an investigation pursuant to this section shall not be a prerequisite to initiate proceedings where a determination of probable cause can be made without investigation.