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  545.310.  Issuance of warrant — recognizance after arrest. — Upon the filing of the information, a warrant shall issue for the apprehension of the person charged with the offense, unless he be in custody or voluntarily surrender himself in custody of the court; and if such warrant be issued in term, it shall be made returnable forthwith; but if issued in vacation, it shall be made returnable at the next term thereafter; and if defendant be arrested during the term he shall be brought into court, but if he be arrested in vacation of the court, the officer making the arrest shall admit him to bail in a recognizance in any sum not less than one hundred dollars nor more than five hundred dollars, with good and sufficient sureties, to be approved by such officer, conditioned for the personal appearance of the defendant in the court in which the case is pending on the first day of the next term thereof, and not depart without leave, which recognizance shall be returned with the warrant and filed in the court; and in default of the prisoner to give such recognizance, he shall be committed to the jail of the county by the officer until the next term of court, or until he gives such recognizance, and if default be made in such recognizance, the same shall be adjudged forfeited, and shall be proceeded on as other recognizances in criminal cases.

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(RSMo 1939 § 3901)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 3511; 1919 § 3856; 1909 § 5064


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