§ 546.010 Proceedings upon information, how conducted
§ 546.020 Plea of not guilty, not formally tendered
§ 546.030 Prisoner must be present in court, when
§ 546.040 Issues of fact to be tried by jury
§ 546.050 Misdemeanors may be tried by court
§ 546.060 Practice in civil case to apply, when
§ 546.070 Order of trial — instructions, requirements.
§ 546.080 Variance between charge and proof
§ 546.090 Court may amend record, when — clerk to certify corrections.
§ 546.095 Offense not cognizable before associate circuit judge — procedure.
§ 546.250 Person injured may testify
§ 546.260 Defendant may testify in own behalf — spouse may testify for husband or …
§ 546.270 Failure to testify not to prejudice defendant
§ 546.280 Defendant may be discharged to testify for state
§ 546.300 Existence of corporation, how proved
§ 546.360 Defense of former jeopardy may be proved, when
§ 546.370 Exceptions may be taken as in civil cases
§ 546.380 Court not to charge, but may instruct jury
§ 546.390 Verdict of jury, how rendered
§ 546.400 Verdict must show degree of guilt
§ 546.540 Confinement of insane persons, costs paid, how
§ 546.550 Presence of prisoner at rendition of judgment
§ 546.560 Presence of prisoner in court
§ 546.570 Hearing before sentence
§ 546.580 Section 546.570 deemed directory, when
§ 546.590 Judgment to be entered by clerk
§ 546.595 Associate circuit judge to file statement with certain officers if no ..
§ 546.600 Copy of judgment of conviction to sheriff
§ 546.610 Copy of commitment to sheriff — prisoner, how and where delivered.
§ 546.620 Power of sheriff to summon aid
§ 546.650 Court may require security to keep the peace
§ 546.660 Section 546.650 construed
§ 546.670 Recognizance, when broken
§ 546.680 Capital cases, duty of court
§ 546.690 Statement of conviction and judgment to governor
§ 546.700 Sentence not executed, procedure
§ 546.710 Execution warrant issued to the director of department of corrections for ..
§ 546.720 Death penalty — manner of execution — execution team to be selected, …
§ 546.730 Place of executing judgment of death, duties of director
§ 546.740 Execution, witnesses
§ 546.750 Warrant of execution, how returned
§ 546.800 Pregnancy of female convict under death sentence — proceedings.
§ 546.810 If found pregnant — sentence suspended.
§ 546.820 Execution ordered when causes for suspension cease
§ 546.860 All property bound for fine and costs
§ 546.870 Executions shall issue, when
§ 546.880 May be consigned to workhouse, when
§ 546.881 St. Louis City workhouse, commitment
§ 546.890 Persons committed to workhouse imprisoned for full term
§ 546.900 Stay of execution granted, when
§ 546.902 Municipalities in St. Louis County, authority to enact ordinances and ..

Terms Used In Missouri Laws > Chapter 546

  • Acquittal:
    1. Judgement that a criminal defendant has not been proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
    2. A verdict of "not guilty."
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • hereafter: means the time after 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Property: includes real and personal property. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • 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.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.