§ 56.010 Prosecuting attorney — election — qualifications.
§ 56.020 When term begins
§ 56.060 Prosecutor’s duties, generally, expenses — employed attorney, how compensated.
§ 56.066 Additional compensation (certain counties) — full-time prosecutor, St. …
§ 56.067 Prosecuting attorney must devote full time to office or special ..
§ 56.067 v2 Prosecuting attorney must devote full time to office or special ..
§ 56.070 Prosecuting attorney’s duties — exception.
§ 56.080 Duties — habeas corpus.
§ 56.085 Criminal investigations, prosecutors or circuit attorneys may obtain ..
§ 56.087 Dismissal of complaints, information, indictments, or counts by prosecuting ..
§ 56.090 Must be present, when
§ 56.095 Annual report required (second class and certain first class counties)
§ 56.110 If interested in case, court to appoint substitute
§ 56.120 When sick, court to appoint substitute
§ 56.130 Power of appointee
§ 56.140 Subject to fine, when
§ 56.151 Assistants, investigators, clerical help, how paid, tenure — assistant …
§ 56.180 Assistants — duties (first class counties).
§ 56.190 Stenographers — duties (first class counties).
§ 56.200 Assistants — qualifications, salaries (second class counties).
§ 56.210 Assistants commissioned (second class counties)
§ 56.220 Assistants — term of office — vacancy, how filled (second class counties).
§ 56.230 Stenographic and clerical help (second class counties)
§ 56.240 Assistant prosecuting attorneys — qualifications — oath — duties — …
§ 56.245 Stenographic and clerical help, compensation (third and fourth class counties)
§ 56.250 Special counsel — compensation — qualifications (second, third, and fourth …
§ 56.265 Compensation of prosecuting attorneys — training program, attendance …
§ 56.265 v2 Compensation of prosecuting attorneys — training program, attendance …
§ 56.291 To prepare written brief for attorney general in appealed criminal cases ..
§ 56.293 To defend elected county officials in certain suits (second, third and ..
§ 56.300 Prosecuting attorneys — duties, coroners’ inquests (third and fourth class …
§ 56.305 Judicial paroles — duties (third and fourth class counties).
§ 56.312 Fee for collection of delinquent taxes and fees — deposit — purpose — …
§ 56.320 Fees paid to county treasury (first class counties)
§ 56.330 Fees set aside as contingent fund (first class counties)
§ 56.340 Fees — records — collection (second, third and fourth class counties).
§ 56.350 Acceptance of fee for signing pardon application deemed bribery — penalty.
§ 56.360 Employment in criminal cases prohibited — civil practice authorized.
§ 56.363 Full-time prosecutor, ballot — effective date — continuing education …
§ 56.380 Not to accept fee or reward, except salary, courts of criminal jurisdiction ..
§ 56.410 May be suspended upon indictment — governor to appoint successor.
§ 56.420 Restoration to office
§ 56.430 Circuit attorney — election — qualifications (St. Louis City).
§ 56.445 Circuit attorney and assistants to devote full time to office — special …
§ 56.450 Circuit attorney — duties (St. Louis City).
§ 56.453 Circuit attorney, additional duties, how established
§ 56.455 Circuit attorney to report on felons (St. Louis City)
§ 56.460 Circuit attorney of St. Louis City, duty on felony and misdemeanor ..
§ 56.470 Arrests for felony or misdemeanor to be reported to circuit attorney, when ..
§ 56.510 Circuit attorney, duties, coroners’ inquests
§ 56.530 Circuit attorney, contingent fund
§ 56.540 Circuit attorney — assistants, investigators, clerical employees, duties — …
§ 56.550 Circuit attorneys and assistants — oaths — duties.
§ 56.570 Assistants and clerks — tenure.
§ 56.600 Circuit attorney — salary — fees, collection, disposition.
§ 56.631 County counselor, how appointed, tenure, qualifications, compensation
§ 56.640 County counselor and assistants, duties of
§ 56.650 Counselor to advise county commission — employees of counselor, how paid, …
§ 56.660 Special county counselors — employment — compensation — qualifications.
§ 56.670 Certain counties may contract with a private attorney to furnish ..
§ 56.700 Assistants for prosecuting attorneys, number, appointment, compensation
§ 56.750 Office of prosecution services created — purpose — services.
§ 56.755 Executive director — staff — duties — office site.
§ 56.760 Prosecutors coordinators training council created — officers, …
§ 56.765 Funding — surcharge to be collected in criminal and infraction cases, …
§ 56.770 Office of prosecution services not to usurp powers and duties of other ..
§ 56.775 Severability of provisions
§ 56.800 Retirement fund authorized, administration of
§ 56.805 Definitions
§ 56.807 Local payments, amounts — prosecuting attorneys and circuit attorneys’ …
§ 56.809 Board established, trustees, terms, selection of — actuaries, advisors, …
§ 56.811 Members, eligibility
§ 56.814 Retirement age, creditable service required for normal annuity
§ 56.816 Normal annuity, computation of — reserve account established, purpose.
§ 56.816 v2 Normal annuity, computation of — reserve account established, purpose.
§ 56.818 Benefits, annual cost-of-living increase, limits
§ 56.820 Partial years to be used in computation of creditable service
§ 56.823 Prior service, credit, limitation, amount
§ 56.824 Certain members may elect reduced benefit at age sixty-two
§ 56.825 Retirement of member, application to board — payments to begin, when.
§ 56.827 Duration of benefits, exception — election to reduce benefits, spousal …
§ 56.830 Death benefits, amount — surviving spouse entitled to benefits, when.
§ 56.833 Deferred benefits allowed, when — forfeiture of creditable service, when, …
§ 56.840 Benefits to retired employees, initial payments, when — creditable service, …

Terms Used In Missouri Laws > Chapter 56 - Circuit and Prosecuting Attorneys and County Counselors

  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • 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.
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • 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.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • 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.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • 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
  • General election: means the election required to be held on the Tuesday succeeding the first Monday of November, biennially. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Month: means a calendar month, and "year" means a calendar year unless otherwise expressed, and is equivalent to the words year of our Lord. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Public defender: Represent defendants who can't afford an attorney in criminal matters.
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • 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 of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • True bill: Another word for indictment.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • 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.
  • Veto: The procedure established under the Constitution by which the President/Governor refuses to approve a bill or joint resolution and thus prevents its enactment into law. A regular veto occurs when the President/Governor returns the legislation to the house in which it originated. The President/Governor usually returns a vetoed bill with a message indicating his reasons for rejecting the measure. In Congress, the veto can be overridden only by a two-thirds vote in both the Senate and the House.