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 Chapter 544 Arrest, Examination, Commitment and Bail 
544.010   Magistrate defined. (1/2/1979)
544.020   Issuance of warrant upon complaint. (8/28/2004)
544.030   Issuance of warrants by associate circuit judge. (8/28/1939)
544.040   Bail, associate circuit judge may grant, when. (8/28/1972)
544.045   License to operate motor vehicle may be deposited in lieu of bail — exceptions — failure to appear, notice to director of revenue. (7/1/1992)
544.046   Compact — entered into. (8/28/2012)
544.050   Recognizances. (8/28/1939)
544.060   Issuance of warrants by clerk upon indictments. (8/28/1939)
544.070   Issuance of process. (8/28/1939)
544.080   Issuance of warrant to sheriff — execution. (8/28/1939)
544.090   Warrants, where executed. (8/28/1993)
544.100   Arrest in another county — procedure. (8/28/1949)
544.110   Escape to another county when guilty of felony. (8/28/1939)
544.120   Attempted escape of felon, officers to pursue — arrest. (8/28/1939)
544.130   Attempted escape, proceeding after arrest. (8/28/1939)
544.145   Governor may offer reward for escaped felon — payment. (8/28/1957)
544.150   Reward by county commission. (8/28/1939)
544.155   Uniform fresh pursuit law. (8/28/1996)
544.157   Law enforcement officers, conservation agents, capitol police, college or university police officers, and park rangers, arrest powers — fresh pursuit defined — policy of agency electing to institute vehicular pursuits. (8/28/2013)
544.160   Escaped prisoner may be retaken after term expires. (8/28/1939)
544.170   Twenty hours detention on arrest without warrant — twenty-four hours detention for certain offenses, rights of confinee — violations, penalty. (8/28/2005)
544.180   Arrest. (8/28/1939)
544.190   Rights of officer in making arrests. (8/28/1939)
544.193   Strip searches prohibited, when — how executed if authorized. (8/28/1980)
544.195   Rights and remedies of person wronged. (8/28/1980)
544.197   Sections 544.193 to 544.197 not applicable, when. (8/28/1980)
544.200   Officer may break open doors. (8/28/1939)
544.210   Arrests, when. (8/28/1939)
544.216   Powers of arrest, arrest without warrant on suspicion persons violating any law of state including infractions, misdemeanors and ordinances, exception — power of municipal officer in unincorporated area. (8/28/2014)
544.218   Arrest without warrant, lawful, when. (1/1/2017)
544.220   Conveyance of prisoner through another county. (8/28/1939)
544.230   Officer not subject to arrest — posse. (8/28/1939)
544.240   Duty of jailer. (8/28/1939)
544.250   Preliminary hearing, when required — release, when, what conditions. (1/2/1979)
544.260   Arrest of person, where tried. (8/28/1939)
544.270   Procedure before associate circuit judge. (8/28/1939)
544.275   State correctional facilities may be used for certain civil or criminal proceedings not requiring a jury. (8/28/1990)
544.280   Trial, how conducted. (1/2/1979)
544.290   Disqualification of associate circuit judge. (8/28/1945)
544.300   Proceedings in case of disqualification. (1/2/1979)
544.310   Associate circuit judge may call associate. (8/28/1939)
544.320   Adjournment of hearing by associate circuit judge — release of prisoner, when, what conditions. (8/28/1972)
544.330   Failure to appear under recognizance. (8/28/1939)
544.340   Commitment of party, when. (8/28/1972)
544.350   Complaint to be read, time given for advice. (8/28/1939)
544.360   Exclusion of witnesses from examination. (8/28/1939)
544.370   Homicide, written evidence. (8/28/1939)
544.376   Crime laboratory reports, evidence as to test results, procedure — person conducting tests, recorded interview prior to hearing, procedure, right to subpoena. (8/28/1998)
544.380   Examination of prisoner and his witnesses. (8/28/1939)
544.390   Examination and recognizance, certified, when. (8/28/1939)
544.400   Failure of associate circuit judge to discharge duty. (8/28/1939)
544.410   Discharge, when ordered. (8/28/1939)
544.420   Recognizance, when required. (8/28/1939)
544.430   Who may be bound by recognizance. (8/28/1939)
544.440   Commitment of witnesses. (8/28/1939)
544.453   Bail or conditions of release, factors to consider. (8/28/2023)
544.455   Release of person charged, when — conditions which may be imposed. (8/28/2013)
544.456   Sam Pratt's Law — prohibition on providing child care services for compensation pending final disposition, when. (8/28/2012)
544.457   Bail, amount of, information which may be considered — denial of bail — special conditions. (8/28/1993)
544.470   Commitment of individual, when — presumption for aliens unlawfully present. (8/28/2011)
544.472   Persons confined to jail, verification of lawful immigration status required. (1/1/2017)
544.490   What courts may accept recognizance. (1/2/1979)
544.500   Recognizance, disposition of. (8/28/1972)
544.510   Bail, when taken other than by court. (8/28/1939)
544.520   Name of prosecutor returned with bail bond. (8/28/1939)
544.530   Bond or recognizance, by whom taken. (8/28/1972)
544.540   Court to fix conditions for release, when. (8/28/1972)
544.550   Recognizances, how taken. (8/28/1939)
544.560   Sheriff may set conditions for release, when. (8/28/1972)
544.570   Recognizances returned to clerk. (8/28/1972)
544.575   No proceeding upon a recognizance defeated for defects. (1/2/1979)
544.580   Qualification of sureties. (8/28/1972)
544.590   When security deemed sufficient. (8/28/1939)
544.600   Surrender of principal, how made. (8/28/1939)
544.610   Discharge of bailor's liability, how. (8/28/1939)
544.620   What deemed a surrender. (8/28/1939)
544.630   Other bail. (8/28/1939)
544.640   Recognizance forfeited, when. (8/28/1939)
544.650   Writ of scire facias, how served. (8/28/1939)
544.660   Writs of scire facias, service construed. (8/28/1939)
544.665   Failure to appear, penalty. (1/1/2017)
544.671   Certain defendants not entitled to bail for certain offenses. (6/5/2006)
544.676   Court may deny bail upon showing that defendant poses danger to victim, witness, or community — considerations — right to trial, time limit. (8/28/1994)
 - Cross References
Appeal bond, when taken, conditions, 547.170 to 547.190
Appeal, defendant failing to appear for judgment on, arrest ordered, 547.310
Arrest powers, peace officers and conservation agents, 252.085
Arrest records expungement, grounds, procedure, 610.122 to 610.126
Assessment of points for out of state charges or convictions, requirements, exceptions, 302.160
Bail, forfeiture if defendant tampers with witness or victims, 491.610
Bonds required for arrest warrants, probation, civil cash bonds, deemed unclaimed property, when, 447.595
Child less than seventeen years taken into custody, record of law enforcement agency required, 210.004
Children deemed arrested when taken into custody on drug and criminal activities, 195.146
Cities, fourth class, police officers may arrest in areas leased or owned by city outside city boundaries, 85.620
Cities, third class, police officers may arrest in areas leased or owned by city outside city boundaries, 85.561
Crime victims' rights, Const. Art. I, § 32
Deaf persons, auxiliary services and aids, 476.750 to 476.766
Employees of conservation commission and department of conservation, arrest powers, when, 252.068
Escape of accused, crime victims' right to notice, Const. Art. I, Sec. 32
Extradition proceedings, generally, Chap. 548
First class counties and St. Louis City, arrest authority of certain peace officers, 70.820
Highway patrolmen may arrest on reasonable grounds for motor vehicle offenses, 43.195
Indicted person not to be released, exception, bail, 532.450
Liquor control peace officers, authority to make arrests for violations, 311.630
Marshal of supreme court to arrest and deliver convict to penitentiary, when, 547.340, 547.350
Members of general assembly privileged from arrest, when, Const. Art. III § 19
Military offenders, state, 40.025
Motor vehicles abandoned when driver is arrested and taken into custody, procedure, 304.155
Penal institution employees authorized to arrest, when, 217.280
Recognizance on change of venue, 545.520 to 545.540
Reversal upon writ of error by state, defendant to be arrested, 547.230
State college and university boards may appoint police officers with powers of arrest, 174.703
University of Missouri campuses, traffic regulations violations, points assessed, 172.750
Voters privileged from arrest on election day, Const. Art. VIII § 4
Witness or victim tampering prohibited, activities prohibited set out in forms, 491.620

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