§ 542.010 Magistrate defined
§ 542.020 Certain officers to preserve peace, issue process
§ 542.030 Warrant may issue, when
§ 542.040 Proceedings before associate circuit judge — jury — verdict — recognizance …
§ 542.050 Recognizance — penalty for failure to give.
§ 542.060 Parties committed, how discharged
§ 542.070 Recognizance, where deposited
§ 542.080 Recognizance, when broken
§ 542.090 Recognizance to be prosecuted, when
§ 542.100 Offense stated in record is evidence of breach
§ 542.110 Appeal granted, when
§ 542.120 Recognizance forfeited on failure to prosecute appeal
§ 542.130 Proceedings on appeal
§ 542.140 Affray in presence of associate circuit judge
§ 542.170 What officers may require aid of persons to disperse rioters
§ 542.190 Special deputies and policemen to be residents of state
§ 542.261 Peace officer defined
§ 542.266 Search warrant defined — who may issue.
§ 542.271 Warrant may issue to search and seize, certain persons and items, or to ..
§ 542.276 Who may apply for search warrant — contents of application, affidavit — …
§ 542.281 Obscene matter, search warrant, procedure for obtaining — application for …
§ 542.286 Warrant to be executed within territorial jurisdiction, exception
§ 542.291 Search, when conducted — receipt for property taken.
§ 542.296 Motion to suppress, grounds for
§ 542.300 Prisoners may be searched
§ 542.301 Disposition of unclaimed seized property — forfeiture to the state, when — …
§ 542.400 Definitions
§ 542.402 Penalty for illegal wiretapping, permitted activities
§ 542.404 Application for an order — authorization by attorney general — approval by …
§ 542.406 Disclosure of contents — privileged communications.
§ 542.408 Application, contents — ex parte order issued, when, contents, extensions …
§ 542.410 Recording of contents, required, how, custody of, duplication, destruction ..
§ 542.412 Contents may be used as evidence, when — disclosure of additional evidence …
§ 542.414 Suppression of contents, grounds — right of state to appeal suppression …
§ 542.416 Reports to state courts administrator required, when, contents, who must ..
§ 542.418 Use of contents of wiretap in civil action, limitations on — illegal …
§ 542.420 Evidence obtained in violation of law may not be used
§ 542.422 Injunctions of felony violations of sections 542.400 to 542.424, procedure
§ 542.425 Criminal investigations, site of criminal conduct undetermined, attorney ..

Terms Used In Missouri Laws > Chapter 542

  • 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.
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • 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.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • 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.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • person: may extend and be applied to bodies politic and corporate, and to partnerships and other unincorporated associations. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Property: includes real and personal property. 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
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • United States: includes such district and territories. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.