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Chapter 544

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  544.020.  Issuance of warrant upon complaint. — Whenever complaint shall be made, in writing and upon oath, to any associate circuit judge setting forth that a felony has been committed, and the name of the person accused thereof, it shall be the duty of such associate circuit judge to issue a warrant reciting the accusation, and commanding the officer to whom it shall be directed forthwith to take the accused and bring him before such associate circuit judge, to be dealt with according to law.  The complaint may be made and the warrant may be issued via facsimile or other electronic means.


(RSMo 1939 § 3857, A. 1949 H.B. 2141, A.L. 2004 S.B. 1211)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 3467; 1919 § 3812; 1909 § 5020

(1955) After individual had been arrested on complaint filed in magistrate court on murder charge, probate court had no jurisdiction of proceeding to have him committed as indigent insane person. State ex rel. Lamar v. Impey, 365 Mo. 437, 283 S.W.2d 480.

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