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  542.040.  Proceedings before associate circuit judge — jury — verdict — recognizance — costs. — Upon such person being brought before such associate circuit judge, the associate circuit judge shall summon all witnesses which either party may require, and cause the matters charged in the complaint to be inquired into by a jury of six competent citizens.  If the jury find that there is good reason to fear the commission of the offense charged, then they shall render a verdict of guilty against the defendant, and the associate circuit judge thereupon shall require the defendant to enter into a recognizance in such sum, not exceeding one thousand dollars, as he shall direct, with one or more sufficient sureties, conditioned that the defendant will keep the peace toward the people of the state, and particularly toward the complainant, for such time as shall be specified in said recognizance, which shall be not less than three months nor more than one year from the date thereof; and the defendant shall be liable for costs as in other cases of conviction.


(RSMo 1939 § 3793, A. 1949 H.B. 2138)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 3403; 1919 § 3748; 1909 § 4956


Recognizance taken in open court to be entered on minutes, other recognizances, 544.050

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