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 Chapter 56 Circuit and Prosecuting Attorneys and County Counselors 
56.010   Prosecuting attorney — election — qualifications. (8/28/1982)
56.020   When term begins. (8/28/1939)
56.060   Prosecutor's duties, generally, expenses — employed attorney, how compensated. (8/28/2005)
56.066   Additional compensation (certain counties) — full-time prosecutor, St. Francois County. (5/23/2001)
56.067   Prosecuting attorney must devote full time to office or special prosecutions (certain counties). (8/28/2014)
56.067   Prosecuting attorney must devote full time to office or special prosecutions (certain counties). (5/6/1999)
56.070   Prosecuting attorney's duties — exception. (1/2/1979)
56.080   Duties — habeas corpus. (8/28/1939)
56.085   Criminal investigations, prosecutors or circuit attorneys may obtain subpoena for witnesses, records and books. (8/28/2001)
56.087   Dismissal of complaints, information, indictments, or counts by prosecuting or circuit attorneys without consent of the court — procedure. (8/28/2006)
56.090   Must be present, when. (1/2/1979)
56.095   Annual report required (second class and certain first class counties). (8/28/1973)
56.110   If interested in case, court to appoint substitute. (8/28/2014)
56.120   When sick, court to appoint substitute. (8/28/1939)
56.130   Power of appointee. (8/28/1959)
56.140   Subject to fine, when. (8/28/1939)
56.151   Assistants, investigators, clerical help, how paid, tenure — assistant prosecutors, qualifications of (certain first class counties). (5/6/1999)
56.180   Assistants — duties (first class counties). (8/28/1945)
56.190   Stenographers — duties (first class counties). (8/28/1945)
56.200   Assistants — qualifications, salaries (second class counties). (8/28/1972)
56.210   Assistants commissioned (second class counties). (8/28/1945)
56.220   Assistants — term of office — vacancy, how filled (second class counties). (8/28/1945)
56.230   Stenographic and clerical help (second class counties). (8/28/1945)
56.240   Assistant prosecuting attorneys — qualifications — oath — duties — compensation (third class counties). (8/28/1995)
56.245   Stenographic and clerical help, compensation (third and fourth class counties). (8/28/1979)
56.250   Special counsel — compensation — qualifications (second, third, and fourth class counties). (8/28/1983)
56.265   Compensation of prosecuting attorneys — training program, attendance required, when, expenses, compensation — definition, prosecuting attorney to include circuit attorney (noncharter counties). (8/28/2014)
56.265   Compensation of prosecuting attorneys — training program, attendance required, when, expenses, compensation — definition, prosecuting attorney to include circuit attorney (noncharter counties). (5/6/1999)
56.291   To prepare written brief for attorney general in appealed criminal cases (third and certain fourth class counties). (1/1/1988)
56.293   To defend elected county officials in certain suits (second, third and fourth class counties). (8/28/1979)
56.300   Prosecuting attorneys — duties, coroners' inquests (third and fourth class counties). (8/28/1957)
56.305   Judicial paroles — duties (third and fourth class counties). (8/28/1957)
56.312   Fee for collection of delinquent taxes and fees — deposit — purpose — unexpended balance to remain in fund. (8/28/1986)
56.320   Fees paid to county treasury (first class counties). (8/28/1959)
56.330   Fees set aside as contingent fund (first class counties). (8/28/1967)
56.340   Fees — records — collection (second, third and fourth class counties). (8/28/1949)
56.350   Acceptance of fee for signing pardon application deemed bribery — penalty. (8/28/1939)
56.360   Employment in criminal cases prohibited — civil practice authorized. (8/28/1959)
56.363   Full-time prosecutor, ballot — effective date — continuing education requirement, duty to provide to peace officers — may qualify for retirement benefits, when — election in Cedar County. (8/28/2018)
56.380   Not to accept fee or reward, except salary, courts of criminal jurisdiction (cities of 700,000 or more) — penalty. (8/28/2021)
56.410   May be suspended upon indictment — governor to appoint successor. (8/28/1965)
56.420   Restoration to office. (8/28/1965)
56.430   Circuit attorney — election — qualifications (St. Louis City). (8/28/1978)
56.445   Circuit attorney and assistants to devote full time to office — special assistants may engage in civil practice (St. Louis City). (1/2/1979)
56.450   Circuit attorney — duties (St. Louis City). (1/2/1979)
56.453   Circuit attorney, additional duties, how established. (1/1/1988)
56.455   Circuit attorney to report on felons (St. Louis City). (8/28/2021)
56.460   Circuit attorney of St. Louis City, duty on felony and misdemeanor complaints — office hours. (1/2/1979)
56.470   Arrests for felony or misdemeanor to be reported to circuit attorney, when — penalty for failure (St. Louis City). (1/2/1979)
56.510   Circuit attorney, duties, coroners' inquests. (8/28/1959)
56.530   Circuit attorney, contingent fund. (1/2/1979)
56.540   Circuit attorney — assistants, investigators, clerical employees, duties — oath — compensation. (8/28/1993)
56.550   Circuit attorneys and assistants — oaths — duties. (1/2/1979)
56.570   Assistants and clerks — tenure. (8/28/1945)
56.600   Circuit attorney — salary — fees, collection, disposition. (8/28/1997)
56.631   County counselor, how appointed, tenure, qualifications, compensation. (8/28/2005)
56.640   County counselor and assistants, duties of. (8/28/2005)
56.650   Counselor to advise county commission — employees of counselor, how paid, tenure — assistant counselor, compensation, how set. (8/28/2005)
56.660   Special county counselors — employment — compensation — qualifications. (8/28/2005)
56.670   Certain counties may contract with a private attorney to furnish nonprosecutorial legal service. (8/28/1998)
56.700   Assistants for prosecuting attorneys, number, appointment, compensation. (8/28/1989)
56.750   Office of prosecution services created — purpose — services. (8/28/2004)
56.755   Executive director — staff — duties — office site. (8/28/1999)
56.760   Prosecutors coordinators training council created — officers, qualifications, terms, meetings, expenses — executive director, appointment, compensation, powers, removal from office. (8/28/1984)
56.765   Funding — surcharge to be collected in criminal and infraction cases, exceptions — registration fees — funds created — audit — use of fund. (8/28/2019)
56.770   Office of prosecution services not to usurp powers and duties of other officials. (8/28/1981)
56.775   Severability of provisions. (8/28/1981)

Prosecutors, full-time, counties of first classification, county commission may elect position to qualify for retirement benefits, when, 56.363

56.800   Retirement fund authorized, administration of. (8/28/1993)
56.805   Definitions. (8/28/2018)
56.807   Local payments, amounts — prosecuting attorneys and circuit attorneys' retirement system fund created — surcharges — donations may be accepted — member contribution to fund, amount. (8/28/2018)
56.809   Board established, trustees, terms, selection of — actuaries, advisors, counsel — audits — tables, rates, records — hearings, appeal — surety bonds — rules — powers of trustees — delegation of authority to advisors — records. (8/28/2013)
56.811   Members, eligibility. (8/28/1989)
56.814   Retirement age, creditable service required for normal annuity. (8/28/2018)
56.816   Normal annuity, computation of — reserve account established, purpose. (8/28/2014)
56.816   Normal annuity, computation of — reserve account established, purpose. (8/28/2001)
56.818   Benefits, annual cost-of-living increase, limits. (8/28/1993)
56.820   Partial years to be used in computation of creditable service. (8/28/1989)
56.823   Prior service, credit, limitation, amount. (8/28/1995)
56.824   Certain members may elect reduced benefit at age sixty-two. (7/1/2000)
56.825   Retirement of member, application to board — payments to begin, when. (8/28/1989)
56.827   Duration of benefits, exception — election to reduce benefits, spousal benefits allowed, when. (8/28/1989)
56.830   Death benefits, amount — surviving spouse entitled to benefits, when. (8/28/1997)
56.833   Deferred benefits allowed, when — forfeiture of creditable service, when, restoration of service, how — illness or injury, counts as service. (8/28/2018)
56.840   Benefits to retired employees, initial payments, when — creditable service, how accrued, certain counties — benefits as part-time prosecutor, when. (8/28/2018)
 - Cross References
Bad checks, administrative handling fund, cost to issuer, when, exceptions, use by prosecutors and circuit attorneys, 570.120
Capital cases, state to reimburse certain counties for prosecution, when, 50.853
Child death review teams, duties of prosecutors and circuit attorney, 210.192
Clerks of courts of record, prosecuting attorney to bring removal proceedings, when, 483.170
Compensation and commissions lost by school operating levy reduction, offset procedure, 50.338
County collector's office vacancy, duties to represent, no additional compensation, 52.150
County employees' retirement system, 50.1000 to 50.1300
Crimes committed in state prisons, prosecution, expenses, county to be reimbursed, limitation, computation, 50.850
Criminal records, central repository, duty of prosecutor to report certain information, 43.503
Defaulting county collector, prosecuting attorney to institute suit on official bond, 139.270
Delinquent land tax sales, penalty for failure to pay bid, prosecutor to bring suit for, 140.280
Delinquent taxes and fees payable to state director of revenue, prosecuting attorney to bring action for, when, 136.150
Escheats to the state, duties of prosecuting attorney, 470.030, 470.060, 470.200
Fire protection districts, violations, duty to prosecute or appoint special assistant prosecutor, 321.220, 321.600
Grand jury, prosecuting attorney may attend hearings, 540.130, 540.140
Indictments, facts not to be disclosed by officers, 545.090
Nonsupport criminal case, quarterly report to state child support enforcement agency, 568.040
Nursing home violations, duties of prosecuting attorneys, 198.015
Partner of prosecuting attorney, not to defend in certain cases, 484.170
Proceedings to commit tuberculosis patient, duties, 199.170 to 199.270
Prosecution of county offenses in constitutional charter counties, 66.010 to 66.140
Public defender system, payment by client all or part, duties, powers, 600.090
Senate investigator to have access without charge to criminal records, 43.541
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), duties, 208.040
Thistles, destruction of, duties of prosecuting attorney, 263.220

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