§ 540.021 Selection of grand jurors, summons and jury qualification form — …
§ 540.031 Duties of grand jury
§ 540.045 Qualifications and exemptions from service
§ 540.050 Disqualification of grand juror — new juror summoned.
§ 540.060 Challenge of grand jurors — grounds.
§ 540.070 Challenge for other causes not allowed
§ 540.080 Oath of grand jurors
§ 540.090 Foreperson of grand jury, appointment
§ 540.100 Clerk of grand jury, appointment
§ 540.105 Reporter to record testimony — oath.
§ 540.106 Grand jury proceeding to be recorded, when — transcript to defendant.
§ 540.110 Foreperson — powers and duties — oath.
§ 540.120 Penalty for violation of oath
§ 540.130 Prosecuting or circuit attorney to attend
§ 540.140 Rights and privileges of prosecuting or circuit attorney
§ 540.150 Interpreter — appointment — oath.
§ 540.160 Grand jury entitled to process — exception.
§ 540.170 Subpoenas in vacation, when issued
§ 540.180 Compulsory process, when issued
§ 540.190 Refusal to testify — proceedings.
§ 540.200 Witness may be compelled to testify
§ 540.210 Continued refusal to testify — proceedings.
§ 540.220 Grand juror as witness, when
§ 540.230 Indictment of grand juror — proceedings.
§ 540.240 Bills of indictment
§ 540.250 True bill — concurrence by nine grand jurors.
§ 540.260 Indictment not a true bill, when
§ 540.270 Indictments — presented to court — filed.
§ 540.300 Grand jurors required to testify, when
§ 540.310 Cannot be compelled to disclose vote
§ 540.320 Grand juror not to disclose evidence — penalty.
§ 540.330 Charge to grand jury
§ 540.331 Lists of tangible personal property — authority of grand jury (first class …

Terms Used In Missouri Laws > Chapter 540

  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • 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.
  • Interrogatories: Written questions asked by one party of an opposing party, who must answer them in writing under oath; a discovery device in a lawsuit.
  • 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.
  • Juror: A person who is on the jury.
  • 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
  • Property: includes real and personal property. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Recess: A temporary interruption of the legislative business.
  • Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
  • 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
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • True bill: Another word for indictment.