§ 547.010 New trials
§ 547.020 New trials — when granted.
§ 547.030 Motion for new trial
§ 547.035 Postconviction DNA testing for persons in the custody of the department — …
§ 547.037 Motion for release filed, when, procedure
§ 547.040 Motion in arrest of judgment — abolished.
§ 547.050 Court of its own motion may arrest judgment
§ 547.060 In cases of arrest, court may order prisoner recommitted
§ 547.070 Appeals — when granted.
§ 547.080 Writs of error
§ 547.090 Appeals in felony cases, within what time
§ 547.100 Appeals in misdemeanor cases — procedure.
§ 547.110 Transcript on appeal prepared by clerk, when
§ 547.120 Transcript prepared by appellant, when
§ 547.130 Stay of execution, when — exceptions.
§ 547.140 Suspension of judgment
§ 547.150 Stay of proceedings and writ of error to be filed
§ 547.160 Sheriff to keep prisoner in custody, when
§ 547.170 Prisoner, when let to bail
§ 547.180 Condition of recognizance — felony cases.
§ 547.190 Recognizance on appeal — misdemeanor cases.
§ 547.200 Appeal by state
§ 547.210 Indictment or information insufficient, defendant held — state may appeal.
§ 547.220 Defendant to make recognizance in cases of appeal
§ 547.230 State may sue out writ of error
§ 547.240 Recognizances, where certified
§ 547.250 Forfeiture, where certified
§ 547.260 Attorney general and chief administrative officer to be notified of appeal, ..
§ 547.270 No assignment, or joinder in error, necessary
§ 547.280 Errors as to time or place of imprisonment, no ground for reversal
§ 547.290 Supreme court shall direct execution of sentence, when
§ 547.300 Effect of affirmance or reversal
§ 547.310 Defendant ordered arrested, when
§ 547.320 Cause remanded, procedure
§ 547.330 Affirmation of conviction or dismissal of appeal, execution of sentence, ..
§ 547.340 Duty of marshal under execution of sentence order — warrant for arrest, …
§ 547.350 Power of marshal in executing order
§ 547.360 Post conviction relief
§ 547.370 Post conviction relief, death penalty

Terms Used In Missouri Laws > Chapter 547

  • 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.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Court reporter: A person who makes a word-for-word record of what is said in court and produces a transcript of the proceedings upon request.
  • 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.
  • 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,
  • 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
  • Heretofore: means any time previous to the day when the statute containing it takes effect. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • In forma pauperis: In the manner of a pauper. Permission given to a person to sue without payment of court fees on claim of indigence or poverty.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Pro se: A Latin term meaning "on one's own behalf"; in courts, it refers to persons who present their own cases without lawyers.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Public defender: Represent defendants who can't afford an attorney in criminal matters.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.