☰ Revisor of Missouri


Chapter 532

< > Effective - 28 Aug 1939 bottom

  532.010.  Who may prosecute the writ. — Every person committed, detained, confined or restrained of his liberty, within this state, for any criminal or supposed criminal matter, or under any pretense whatsoever, except when, according to the provisions of this chapter, such person can be neither discharged nor bailed, or otherwise relieved, may prosecute a writ of habeas corpus as herein provided, to inquire into the cause of such confinement or restraint.


(RSMo 1939 § 1590)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 1426; 1919 § 1876; 1909 § 2441

(1977) Held, habeas corpus is a proper remedy to seek relief from cruel and unusual punishment or conditions even though detention itself was legal. McIntosh v. Haynes (Mo.), 545 S.W.2d 647.

---- end of effective  28 Aug 1939 ----

use this link to bookmark section  532.010

Effective dates prior to 1940 may not be the actual effective date. See FAQ 'When do laws become effective?'

Click here for the Reorganization Act of 1974 - or - Concurrent Resolutions Having Force & Effect of Law
In accordance with Section 3.090, the language of statutory sections enacted during a legislative session are updated and available on this website on the effective date of such enacted statutory section. Revisor Home    

Other Information
 Recent Sections Editorials May Be Cited As Tables & Forms Multiple Enact
Repeal & Transfer Definitions End Report

Site changes Pictures Contact

Other Links
Legislative Research Oversight MOLIS
Library MO WebMasters
Missouri Senate
State of Missouri
Missouri House

@14:28:56.0 186 :(Δ