§ 600.011 Definitions
§ 600.015 Public defender commission created — appointment, terms, expenses, …
§ 600.017 Commission, powers and duties
§ 600.019 Public defender system created — director, appointment, qualifications, …
§ 600.021 Public defenders, appointment, terms, qualifications, restrictions — …
§ 600.040 Office space and utilities services, how provided — retirement system …
§ 600.042 Director’s duties and powers — cases for which representation is authorized …
§ 600.043 Involuntary civil detention or commitment cases, representation by ..
§ 600.044 Legal services to be furnished by defender, dismissal from case, when, ..
§ 600.048 Right to counsel, notice posted, where, contents — request for counsel, …
§ 600.051 Waiver of counsel, when permitted
§ 600.062 Acceptance of cases, no authority to limit based on caseload standards
§ 600.063 Caseload concerns, motion to court, procedure — rulemaking authority.
§ 600.064 Private counsel, appointment of, requirements — expenses.
§ 600.086 Eligibility for representation, rules to establish — indigency, how …
§ 600.089 Parolees to pay for representation, when
§ 600.090 Determination of ability to pay all or part of representation costs — lien …
§ 600.091 Confidentiality of defender’s files, exceptions
§ 600.093 Probation, payment for services may be condition
§ 600.096 Reports, documents, statements, transcripts to be furnished to defender ..
§ 600.101 Provision of office space for public defender, disputes

Terms Used In Missouri Laws > Chapter 600 - Public Defenders

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Assigned counsel: means private attorneys who are hired by the state public defender director to handle the cases of eligible persons from time to time on a case basis. See Missouri Laws 600.011
  • Assistant public defender: a staff attorney within a particular public defender office responsible for the handling of cases of eligible persons. See Missouri Laws 600.011
  • Commission: the public defender commission. See Missouri Laws 600.011
  • 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.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Deputy director: the attorney or attorneys appointed by the commission to assist the state public defender director and to temporarily exercise the duties and powers of the director in his or her absence or upon his or her resignation, pending the commission's appointment of a new director. See Missouri Laws 600.011
  • Deputy district defender: an attorney who assists the district defender in the management and supervision of a public defender district office and performs the duty of the district defender in his or her absence. See Missouri Laws 600.011
  • Director: the state public defender director. See Missouri Laws 600.011
  • District defender: the managing attorney in charge of a public defender district office. See Missouri Laws 600.011
  • Division director: an employee responsible for the supervision and management of multiple district offices or areas of statewide responsibility as assigned by the director, or both. See Missouri Laws 600.011
  • Eligible person: a person who falls within the financial rules for legal representation at public expense prescribed by section Missouri Laws 600.011
  • 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.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • 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
  • hereafter: means the time after the statute containing it takes effect. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • 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.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Public defender: Represent defendants who can't afford an attorney in criminal matters.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • 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
  • State public defender system: a system for providing defense services to every jurisdiction within the state by means of a centrally administered organization having a full-time staff. See Missouri Laws 600.011
  • 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
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • 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.