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Title XXXVIII CRIMES AND PUNISHMENT; PEACE OFFICERS AND PUBLIC DEFENDERS

Chapter 595

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  595.200.  Definitions. — The following words as used in sections 595.200 to 595.215 shall have the following meanings, unless the context otherwise requires:

  (1)  "Crime", an act which would constitute a violation of any criminal statute including any act which may result in an adjudication of delinquency;

  (2)  "Custodial authority", the chief administrative officer or official in charge of a municipal detention facility, a county jail, a correctional facility operated by the department of corrections, a mental health facility or the division of youth services or any agency thereof;

  (3)  "Disposition", the sentencing or determination of penalty or punishment to be imposed upon a person convicted of a crime or found delinquent or against whom a finding of sufficient facts for conviction or finding of delinquency is made;

  (4)  "Family member", a spouse, child, sibling, parent, grandparent or legal guardian of a victim;

  (5)  "Restitution", money or services which a court orders a defendant to pay or render to a victim as part of the disposition;

  (6)  "Victim", a natural person who suffers direct or threatened physical, emotional or financial harm as the result of the commission or attempted commission of a crime.  The term "victim" also includes the family members of a minor, incompetent or a homicide victim;

  (7)  "Witness", any person who has been or is expected to be summoned to testify for the prosecution whether or not any action or proceeding has yet been commenced.  The term "witness" shall include persons employed in the administration of criminal justice who are testifying in the course of their employment, except that such persons shall not be entitled to any witness fees.

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(L. 1986 H.B. 873 & 874 § 12, A.L. 1993 S.B. 19)


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