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Chapter 56

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  56.453.  Circuit attorney, additional duties, how established. — If the St. Louis board of aldermen enacts an ordinance in accordance with the applicable provisions of the St. Louis City charter, the circuit attorney for the City of St. Louis may perform the following duties in addition to all other duties imposed by law:

  (1)  Act as defense counsel or co-counsel for any elected county official of the city of St. Louis if that official is sued in connection with the performance of his office, under the provisions of Section 1983, Title 42, United States Code;

  (2)  Represent the sheriff of the City of St. Louis or the St. Louis metropolitan police department in writs of replevin filed for the return of property that is or has been used as evidence in any state criminal or traffic case;

  (3)  Represent petitioners in civil contempt proceedings when it is alleged that a respondent has violated a court order under chapter 455;

  (4)  Upon his own motion or on a motion of the court or on a motion of the public defender, initiate proceedings under section 600.100 to determine the present ability of any defendant to pay all or a portion of the costs of his representation.


(L. 1981 S.B. 133, A.L. 1984 S.B. 601, A.L. 1987 S.B. 65, et al.)

Effective 1-01-88

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