§ 544.010 Magistrate defined
§ 544.020 Issuance of warrant upon complaint
§ 544.030 Issuance of warrants by associate circuit judge
§ 544.040 Bail, associate circuit judge may grant, when
§ 544.045 License to operate motor vehicle may be deposited in lieu of bail — …
§ 544.046 Compact — entered into.
§ 544.050 Recognizances
§ 544.060 Issuance of warrants by clerk upon indictments
§ 544.070 Issuance of process
§ 544.080 Issuance of warrant to sheriff — execution.
§ 544.090 Warrants, where executed
§ 544.100 Arrest in another county — procedure.
§ 544.110 Escape to another county when guilty of felony
§ 544.120 Attempted escape of felon, officers to pursue — arrest.
§ 544.130 Attempted escape, proceeding after arrest
§ 544.145 Governor may offer reward for escaped felon — payment.
§ 544.150 Reward by county commission
§ 544.155 Uniform fresh pursuit law
§ 544.157 Law enforcement officers, conservation agents, capitol police, college or ..
§ 544.160 Escaped prisoner may be retaken after term expires
§ 544.170 Twenty hours detention on arrest without warrant — twenty-four hours …
§ 544.180 Arrest
§ 544.190 Rights of officer in making arrests
§ 544.193 Strip searches prohibited, when — how executed if authorized.
§ 544.195 Rights and remedies of person wronged
§ 544.197 Sections 544.193 to 544.197 not applicable, when
§ 544.200 Officer may break open doors
§ 544.210 Arrests, when
§ 544.216 Powers of arrest, arrest without warrant on suspicion persons violating any ..
§ 544.218 Arrest without warrant, lawful, when
§ 544.220 Conveyance of prisoner through another county
§ 544.230 Officer not subject to arrest — posse.
§ 544.240 Duty of jailer
§ 544.250 Preliminary hearing, when required — release, when, what conditions.
§ 544.260 Arrest of person, where tried
§ 544.270 Procedure before associate circuit judge
§ 544.275 State correctional facilities may be used for certain civil or criminal ..
§ 544.280 Trial, how conducted
§ 544.290 Disqualification of associate circuit judge
§ 544.300 Proceedings in case of disqualification
§ 544.310 Associate circuit judge may call associate
§ 544.320 Adjournment of hearing by associate circuit judge — release of prisoner, …
§ 544.330 Failure to appear under recognizance
§ 544.340 Commitment of party, when
§ 544.350 Complaint to be read, time given for advice
§ 544.360 Exclusion of witnesses from examination
§ 544.370 Homicide, written evidence
§ 544.376 Crime laboratory reports, evidence as to test results, procedure — person …
§ 544.380 Examination of prisoner and his witnesses
§ 544.390 Examination and recognizance, certified, when
§ 544.400 Failure of associate circuit judge to discharge duty
§ 544.410 Discharge, when ordered
§ 544.420 Recognizance, when required
§ 544.430 Who may be bound by recognizance
§ 544.440 Commitment of witnesses
§ 544.455 Release of person charged, when — conditions which may be imposed.
§ 544.456 Sam Pratt’s Law — prohibition on providing child care services for …
§ 544.457 Bail, amount of, information which may be considered — denial of bail — …
§ 544.470 Commitment of individual, when — presumption for aliens unlawfully present.
§ 544.472 Persons confined to jail, verification of lawful immigration status required
§ 544.490 What courts may accept recognizance
§ 544.500 Recognizance, disposition of
§ 544.510 Bail, when taken other than by court
§ 544.520 Name of prosecutor returned with bail bond
§ 544.530 Bond or recognizance, by whom taken
§ 544.540 Court to fix conditions for release, when
§ 544.550 Recognizances, how taken
§ 544.560 Sheriff may set conditions for release, when
§ 544.570 Recognizances returned to clerk
§ 544.575 No proceeding upon a recognizance defeated for defects
§ 544.580 Qualification of sureties
§ 544.590 When security deemed sufficient
§ 544.600 Surrender of principal, how made
§ 544.610 Discharge of bailor’s liability, how
§ 544.620 What deemed a surrender
§ 544.630 Other bail
§ 544.640 Recognizance forfeited, when
§ 544.650 Writ of scire facias, how served
§ 544.660 Writs of scire facias, service construed
§ 544.665 Failure to appear, penalty
§ 544.671 Certain defendants not entitled to bail for certain offenses
§ 544.676 Court may deny bail upon showing that defendant poses danger to victim, ..

Terms Used In Missouri Laws > Chapter 544

  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • 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.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • 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.
  • Arraignment: A proceeding in which an individual who is accused of committing a crime is brought into court, told of the charges, and asked to plead guilty or not guilty.
  • 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.
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • 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.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • 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.
  • Extradition: The formal process of delivering an accused or convicted person from authorities in one state to authorities in another state.
  • 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
  • In vacation: includes any adjournment of court for more than one day whenever any act is authorized to be done by or any power given to a court, or judge thereof in vacation, or whenever any act is authorized to be done by or any power given to a clerk of any court in vacation. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • 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.
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • 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
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Preliminary hearing: A hearing where the judge decides whether there is enough evidence to make the defendant have a trial.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.