§ 578.005 Definitions
§ 578.007 Acts and facilities to which section 574.130 and sections 578.005 to ..
§ 578.009 Animal neglect — penalties
§ 578.011 Animal trespass, penalty
§ 578.012 Animal abuse — penalties
§ 578.013 Recordings of farm animals alleged to be abused or neglected, submission to ..
§ 578.014 Responsibility of parent or guardian of minor owning
§ 578.016 Impoundment of animal found off property of owner or custodian, ..
§ 578.018 Warrant for entry on private property to inspect — impoundment of animals, ..
§ 578.021 Neglected or abused animal not to be returned to owner or custodian, when
§ 578.022 Law enforcement dogs, exempt from certain laws, when
§ 578.023 Keeping a dangerous wild animal — penalty
§ 578.024 Keeping a dangerous dog — penalties
§ 578.025 Dogfighting — penalty
§ 578.026 Spectating dog fighting — penalty
§ 578.027 Causing a dog to pursue a live animal propelled by a device — penalty
§ 578.028 Unlawful removal of an electronic dog collar or radio transmitting device — ..
§ 578.029 Knowingly releasing an animal — penalty
§ 578.030 State highway patrol and other law enforcement officers, powers and duties ..
§ 578.050 Bullbaiting and cockfighting — penalty
§ 578.095 Desecration of flags — penalty
§ 578.100 Selling goods on Sunday, penalty — certain counties may be exempted from ..
§ 578.105 Additional counties may be exempted from provisions of section 578.100, ..
§ 578.106 City of St. Louis, certain areas, may be exempt from Sunday sales law, ..
§ 578.110 Counties may be exempted from provisions of section 578.100, procedure
§ 578.115 No penalty, when
§ 578.120 Sale of motor vehicles on Sunday prohibited, exceptions — encouragement by ..
§ 578.151 Interference with lawful hunting, fishing or trapping in the first degree — ..
§ 578.152 Interference with lawful hunting, fishing or trapping in the second degree ..
§ 578.153 Peace officer’s and conservation agent’s powers to enforce — failure to ..
§ 578.170 Definitions
§ 578.173 Baiting or fighting animals — penalty
§ 578.176 Bear wrestling — penalty
§ 578.179 Seizure and disposition of animals
§ 578.182 Exemptions
§ 578.185 Injunction
§ 578.188 Severability
§ 578.350 Medical deception — penalty — immunity, when
§ 578.365 Hazing — consent not a defense — penalties
§ 578.398 Sports bribery, first degree, penalty
§ 578.399 Sports bribery, second degree, penalty
§ 578.405 Prohibited acts against animal research and production facilities — ..
§ 578.421 Citation of law — definitions
§ 578.423 Participating knowingly in criminal street gang activities, penalty
§ 578.425 Felony committed to promote or assist criminal conduct by gang members, ..
§ 578.427 Labor union activities and other employee activities, exempt — local ..
§ 578.430 Buildings, rooms and structures used for criminal street gangs’ activities ..
§ 578.435 Weapon defined — weapons owned or in possession of gang members may be ..
§ 578.437 Weapon not to be declared a nuisance unless notice given to lawful owner, ..
§ 578.475 International marriage brokers, notice to recruits — criminal history ..
§ 578.520 Unlawful fishing, hunting, or trapping on private land — affirmative ..
§ 578.525 Unlawful retrieval of large or small game — affirmative defense — penalty
§ 578.600 Citation of law — definitions
§ 578.602 Prohibited acts — purpose of act — permit required, procedure
§ 578.604 Identification number on animal required
§ 578.606 USDA regulations and standards, compliance with required — death of animal, ..
§ 578.608 Animal may be killed, when, by whom — immunity from liability, when — ..
§ 578.610 Death or injury of a human by animal, liability of owner — liability ..
§ 578.612 Permit for transport of animal required
§ 578.614 Violations, penalty — exceptions
§ 578.616 Civil forfeiture, when
§ 578.618 Local laws, more restrictive permitted
§ 578.620 Inapplicability of act
§ 578.622 Additional exemptions
§ 578.624 Large carnivore fund created, use of moneys
§ 578.625 Unavailability of use of certain moneys
§ 578.700 Notaries and notarial acts — prohibited acts — violations, penalties

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Terms Used In Missouri Laws > Chapter 578 - Miscellaneous Offenses

  • Acquittal:
    1. Judgement that a criminal defendant has not been proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
    2. A verdict of "not guilty."
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Civil forfeiture: The loss of ownership of property used to conduct illegal activity.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • General election: means the election required to be held on the Tuesday succeeding the first Monday of November, biennially. 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.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • 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.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • person: may extend and be applied to bodies politic and corporate, and to partnerships and other unincorporated associations. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • 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.
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • 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.
  • 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