§ 545.010 Felonies and misdemeanors may be prosecuted by indictment or information, ..
§ 545.015 Definitions
§ 545.020 Recovery of fine or forfeiture, how
§ 545.030 Indictments and informations, when valid
§ 545.040 Indictments signed by whom
§ 545.050 Name of prosecutor on indictment, when
§ 545.060 Indictment to have name of prosecutor — by whom made — effect of failure.
§ 545.070 Names of witnesses must be affixed to indictment
§ 545.080 Indictments, when not to be made public
§ 545.090 Judges and others forbidden to disclose finding of indictment
§ 545.100 Officer may make disclosure, when
§ 545.110 Second indictment suspends first, when
§ 545.130 Different degrees of same offense may be incorporated
§ 545.140 Two or more persons and offenses may be charged in same indictment, when — …
§ 545.150 Indictments in relation to property belonging to several owners
§ 545.160 Venue, how stated
§ 545.170 Intent to injure or defraud, how charged
§ 545.180 Certain indictments, what designation sufficient
§ 545.190 Identification of counterfeiting equipment
§ 545.200 Instruments, how described
§ 545.210 Money or note, how described
§ 545.220 Demurrer or motion to quash indictment must specify grounds
§ 545.230 Indictment by wrong name
§ 545.240 Informations — how filed, verified.
§ 545.250 Who may make affidavit
§ 545.260 Lost affidavit, how replaced
§ 545.270 Form of information
§ 545.280 Prosecuting witness, who deemed
§ 545.290 Statute of jeofails applicable to proceedings by information
§ 545.300 Informations — amendment — substitution for defective indictment.
§ 545.310 Issuance of warrant — recognizance after arrest.
§ 545.320 Issuance of subpoenas for state witnesses
§ 545.330 Issuance of subpoenas for defense witnesses
§ 545.340 Disobedience to subpoena, how punished
§ 545.350 Tender of fees not necessary
§ 545.360 Law governing witnesses in civil cases to apply
§ 545.370 Witness to attend until end of case — consequences of failure to so attend.
§ 545.380 Defense witnesses — commission to take deposition, when.
§ 545.390 Depositions to be taken and read as in civil cases
§ 545.400 Conditional examination of witnesses
§ 545.410 Duty of prosecuting attorney in taking depositions
§ 545.415 Criminal cases, prosecutors and circuit attorneys may take depositions of ..
§ 545.420 Indictment against judge to be removed to another circuit
§ 545.430 Change of venue may be granted defendant
§ 545.440 Change of venue in counties where court held at more than one place
§ 545.450 When case may be removed to another circuit
§ 545.460 Removal to be made on application of defendant
§ 545.470 Application for change of venue, when made
§ 545.473 Cole County, change of venue, procedure
§ 545.480 Additional affidavit, when made
§ 545.490 Petition for change of venue must be proved and may be rebutted
§ 545.500 Order for removal shall specify what
§ 545.510 Order for removal, where entered
§ 545.520 Recognizance to be given
§ 545.530 Who may take recognizance
§ 545.540 Order for removal void, unless bail given
§ 545.550 Defendant in custody, to be removed, when — which county jail to house …
§ 545.560 Duty of sheriff
§ 545.570 In case of removal, transcript of record to be made
§ 545.580 Transcript to be filed
§ 545.590 Lost transcript may be replaced
§ 545.600 Witnesses to attend trial in cases of removal
§ 545.610 In case of removal, when notice to be given
§ 545.620 Costs, how taxed and paid
§ 545.630 Clerk, when liable to civil action
§ 545.640 Change of venue for one not to affect other defendants
§ 545.650 Change of venue and disqualification of judges in multiple-judge circuits
§ 545.660 When judge deemed incompetent to try case
§ 545.690 Another circuit judge may sit, when
§ 545.700 Adjourned term held, when
§ 545.710 Continuances, when and how granted
§ 545.720 Contents of affidavit
§ 545.730 Continuances on behalf of state, how obtained
§ 545.740 Witnesses to enter into recognizance, when
§ 545.780 Speedy trial, when — what constitutes — failure to comply not grounds for …
§ 545.790 Cause continued, when
§ 545.800 Copy of indictment or information furnished accused on request
§ 545.810 Defendant granted reasonable time to plead
§ 545.820 Court shall assign prisoner counsel, when
§ 545.830 Dilatory pleas, when entertained
§ 545.840 Matters pleaded occurring in another county
§ 545.850 Special term of court
§ 545.860 If prisoner bailed, no special term
§ 545.870 Prosecuting attorney to be notified, when
§ 545.880 Joint trials, when — separate trials for joint defendants, when — …
§ 545.885 Joint trials for persons jointly charged — exceptions — substantial …
§ 545.890 Defendant imprisoned — discharge if not tried before end of second term.
§ 545.900 Defendant on bail — discharged if not tried before end of third term.
§ 545.910 When state not entitled to further continuance
§ 545.920 When defendant not entitled to discharge
§ 545.930 Endorsement or signature of pleadings in criminal cases
§ 545.940 Defendant may be tested for various sexually transmitted diseases, when
§ 545.950 Child victim of sexual offense, video and aural recordings and photographs, ..

Terms Used In Missouri Laws > Chapter 545

  • 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.
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • 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.
  • Defense attorney: Represent defendants in criminal matters.
  • 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.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Embezzlement: In most states, embezzlement is defined as theft/larceny of assets (money or property) by a person in a position of trust or responsibility over those assets. Embezzlement typically occurs in the employment and corporate settings. Source: OCC
  • 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,
  • 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
  • hereafter: means the time after the statute containing it takes effect. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Heretofore: means any time previous to the day when the statute containing it takes effect. 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
  • Incompetent: if used in a section in a context relating to actual occupational ability without reference to a court adjudication of incompetency, means the actual ability of a person to perform in that occupation. 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.
  • 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
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • 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.