Sections
Part 1 General Provisions § 53-24-101 – § 53-24-108
Part 2 Administration by Department of Public Health and Human Services § 53-24-201 – § 53-24-211
Part 3 Treatment of Alcoholics and Intoxicated Persons § 53-24-301 – § 53-24-306

Terms Used In Montana Code > Title 53 > Chapter 24

  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Chambers: A judge's office.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Peace officer: has the meaning as defined in 46-1-202. See Montana Code 1-1-207
  • Person: includes a corporation or other entity as well as a natural person. See Montana Code 1-1-201
  • Property: means real and personal property. See Montana Code 1-1-205
  • Public defender: Represent defendants who can't afford an attorney in criminal matters.
  • 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.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Testify: means every mode of oral statement under oath or affirmation. See Montana Code 1-1-202
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the territories. See Montana Code 1-1-201
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • 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