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  311.770.  Duty of prosecuting attorney — failure to perform. — 1.  In case the existence of any place where intoxicating liquors are manufactured or sold in violation of law is disclosed in any criminal proceedings, it shall be the duty of the prosecuting attorney to proceed promptly to enforce the provisions of this law against such place as a nuisance.

  2.  In any affidavit, information or indictment for the violation of this law, separate offenses may be united in separate counts and the defendant may be tried on all of the separate offenses at one trial and the cumulative penalty for each offense may be imposed by the courts.  It shall not be necessary in any affidavit, information or indictment to give the name of the purchaser or to include any defensive negative averments, but it shall be sufficient to state that the act complained of was then and there prohibited and unlawful.

  3.  Whenever any prosecuting attorney shall be unable or shall neglect, fail or refuse to enforce any of the provisions of this chapter, or for any reason whatsoever, the provisions of this chapter shall not be enforced in any county in this state, it shall be the duty of the attorney general of the state to enforce the same in such county, and for that purpose, he may appoint as many assistants as he shall deem necessary, and he and his assistants shall be authorized to sign, verify and file, all such complaints, affidavits, petitions, informations, indictments and papers as the prosecuting attorney is authorized to sign, verify or file, and to do and perform any act that the prosecuting attorney might lawfully do or perform.

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(RSMo 1939 § 4946)


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