§ 532.010 Who may prosecute the writ
§ 532.020 Application, how made — petition and oath.
§ 532.030 Application, to what court first made
§ 532.040 Second writ not to issue, when
§ 532.050 Copy of warrant to accompany petition, when
§ 532.060 Writ to be granted without delay, unless
§ 532.070 Writ shall issue without application, when
§ 532.080 Writ, how directed, form of
§ 532.090 To be under seal of court
§ 532.100 Custodian of prisoner, how designated
§ 532.110 Writ not to be disobeyed — how endorsed.
§ 532.120 Expense of producing prisoner paid by petitioner
§ 532.130 Charges, when paid or tendered — bond may be required.
§ 532.140 Service of writ
§ 532.150 How served when party conceals himself
§ 532.160 Officer to obey writ, whether directed to him or not
§ 532.170 Return made, when
§ 532.180 Return, contents
§ 532.190 Return, when sworn to and by whom signed
§ 532.200 The body to accompany the return
§ 532.210 Prisoner may not be returned with writ, when
§ 532.220 Proceedings under section 532.210
§ 532.230 Prisoner removed from county on writ, when
§ 532.240 Papers relating to commitment returned with writ
§ 532.250 Judge or clerk to furnish examination, when
§ 532.260 Judge shall appear in person, when
§ 532.270 Writ may issue when party about to be removed from state
§ 532.280 Arrest of person having prisoner in charge
§ 532.290 Warrant, how executed
§ 532.300 Proceedings on return of writ
§ 532.310 A day to be set for hearing the cause
§ 532.320 Answer to return, contents
§ 532.330 Return and answer may be amended
§ 532.340 Examination to be read when prisoner under criminal charge
§ 532.350 Evidence admissible on hearing — duty of judge.
§ 532.360 Duty of court on final hearing
§ 532.370 Duty of court in awarding custody of children
§ 532.380 Prisoner discharged, when
§ 532.390 Who not entitled to benefit of this chapter
§ 532.400 Parties held under judgment erroneous as to time and place, not entitled to ..
§ 532.410 When remanded
§ 532.420 Party remanded, not to be discharged on second writ
§ 532.430 Prisoner held under judicial proceedings discharged, when
§ 532.440 Limitations on court under this chapter
§ 532.450 Parties under indictment not to be discharged except on bail
§ 532.460 When prisoner may be let to bail
§ 532.470 The order of discharge
§ 532.480 Court to fix amount of bail, when
§ 532.490 Judge or clerk to take recognizance, when
§ 532.500 Prisoner remanded, when
§ 532.510 When prisoner remanded or bailed, evidence to be returned
§ 532.520 Custody of prisoner between return and judgment
§ 532.530 Order of discharge, how enforced
§ 532.540 Officer discharging prisoner, not liable
§ 532.550 Person discharged cannot be again imprisoned — exceptions.
§ 532.560 Officer refusing to obey writ, proceedings
§ 532.570 Officer or person to be committed
§ 532.580 When sheriff in contempt, coroner shall serve
§ 532.590 Custody of prisoner granted officer holding attachment for derelict officer
§ 532.600 Officer having attachment may invoke aid, when
§ 532.630 Penalty for refusing copy of process
§ 532.640 Penalty for failing to obey and make return to writ
§ 532.650 Penalty for concealing prisoner
§ 532.660 Penalty for rearresting party after discharge
§ 532.670 Aiding in violation of sections 532.650 and 532.660, misdemeanor
§ 532.680 Punishment
§ 532.690 Right of action to survive
§ 532.700 Recovery of penalty no bar to civil action
§ 532.710 This chapter, how construed

Terms Used In Missouri Laws > Chapter 532 - Habeas Corpus

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Executor: includes administrator where the subject matter applies to an administrator. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • following: when used by way of reference to any section of the statutes, mean the section next preceding or next following that in which the reference is made, unless some other section is expressly designated in the reference. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Guardian: if used in a section in a context relating to property rights or obligations, means conservator of the estate as defined in Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Habeas corpus: A writ that is usually used to bring a prisoner before the court to determine the legality of his imprisonment. It may also be used to bring a person in custody before the court to give testimony, or to be prosecuted.
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • 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.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • 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.
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • 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
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • United States: includes such district and territories. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.