§ 575.010 Definitions
§ 575.020 Concealing an offense — penalties
§ 575.030 Hindering prosecution — penalties
§ 575.040 Perjury — penalties
§ 575.050 False affidavit — penalties
§ 575.060 False declarations — penalty
§ 575.070 Proof of falsity of statements
§ 575.080 False reports — penalty
§ 575.090 False bomb report — penalty
§ 575.095 Tampering with a judicial officer — penalty
§ 575.100 Tampering with physical evidence — penalties
§ 575.110 Tampering with a public record — penalty
§ 575.120 False impersonation — penalties
§ 575.130 Simulating legal process — penalty
§ 575.133 Filing a nonconsensual common law lien — penalty
§ 575.145 Signal or direction of law enforcement or firefighter, duty to stop, motor ..
§ 575.150 Resisting or interfering with arrest — penalties
§ 575.153 Disarming a peace officer or correctional officer — penalty
§ 575.155 Endangering a corrections employee, offense of — definitions — violation, ..
§ 575.157 Endangering a mental health employee, visitor, or another offender, offense ..
§ 575.159 Aiding a sexual offender — applicability of section — penalty
§ 575.160 Interference with legal process — penalty
§ 575.170 Refusing to make an employee available for service of process — penalty
§ 575.180 Failure to execute an arrest warrant, offense of — violation, penalties — ..
§ 575.190 Refusal to identify as a witness — penalty
§ 575.195 Escape from commitment, detention, or conditional release — penalty
§ 575.200 Escape or attempted escape from custody — penalty
§ 575.205 Tampering with electronic monitoring equipment, offense of — violation, penalty
§ 575.206 Violating a condition of lifetime supervision, offense of — violation, penalty
§ 575.210 Escape or attempted escape from confinement — penalties
§ 575.220 Failure to return to confinement — penalties
§ 575.230 Aiding escape of a prisoner — penalties
§ 575.240 Permitting escape — penalties
§ 575.250 Disturbing a judicial proceeding — penalty
§ 575.260 Tampering with a judicial proceeding — penalty
§ 575.270 Tampering with a witness or victim — penalties
§ 575.280 Acceding to corruption — penalties
§ 575.290 Improper communication — penalty
§ 575.300 Misconduct by a juror — penalty
§ 575.310 Misconduct in selecting or summoning a juror — penalty
§ 575.320 Misconduct in administration of justice — penalty
§ 575.353 Assault on a police animal — penalties

Terms Used In Missouri Laws > Chapter 575 - Offenses Against the Administration of Justice

  • 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.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • 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.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • 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.
  • Juror: A person who is on the jury.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • 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
  • Petit jury: A group of citizens who hear the evidence presented by both sides at trial and determine the facts in dispute. Federal criminal juries consist of 12 persons. Federal civil juries consist of six persons.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • 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.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • 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.
  • 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.