§ 531.010 Exhibition of information, when — by whom.
§ 531.020 Proceedings in, how governed
§ 531.030 Exhibition of information against several persons, when
§ 531.040 When defendant shall appear — prosecutor to proceed, how.
§ 531.050 Judgment
§ 531.060 Time for pleading fixed by court

Terms Used In Missouri Laws > Chapter 531

  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • person: may extend and be applied to bodies politic and corporate, and to partnerships and other unincorporated associations. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • State: when applied to any of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories, and the words "United States" includes such district and territories. See Missouri Laws 1.020