Sections
Part 1 Investigations § 16-6-101 – § 16-6-109
Part 2 Prosecutions § 16-6-201 – § 16-6-209
Part 3 Miscellaneous Prohibitions and Penalties § 16-6-301 – § 16-6-314

Terms Used In Montana Code > Title 16 > Chapter 6

  • 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
  • Bailiff: a court officer who enforces the rules of behavior in courtrooms.
  • Budget resolution: Legislation in the form of a concurrent resolution setting forth the budget. The budget resolution establishes various budget totals, divides spending totals into functional categories (e.g., transportation), and may include reconciliation instructions to designated committees.
  • Circumstantial evidence: All evidence except eyewitness testimony.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • 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.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Governing body: means the elected body responsible for the administration of a local government. See Montana Code 7-6-4002
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Knowingly: means only a knowledge that the facts exist which bring the act or omission within the provisions of this code. See Montana Code 1-1-204
  • Local government: has the meaning provided in 7-6-602. See Montana Code 7-6-4002
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Municipality: means an incorporated city or town. See Montana Code 7-6-4002
  • Oath: includes an affirmation or declaration. See Montana Code 1-1-201
  • 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.
  • Peace officer: has the meaning as defined in 46-1-202. See Montana Code 1-1-207
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Testify: means every mode of oral statement under oath or affirmation. See Montana Code 1-1-202
  • Vessel: when used in reference to shipping, includes ships of all kinds, steamboats and steamships, canal boats, and every structure adapted to be navigated from place to place. See Montana Code 1-1-207
  • Working capital: means the current assets of a fund minus the current liabilities and designated reserves of a fund. See Montana Code 7-6-4002
  • Writ: means an order in writing issued in the name of the state or of a court or judicial officer. See Montana Code 1-1-202