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Chapter 547

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  547.170.  Prisoner, when let to bail. — In all cases where an appeal or writ of error is prosecuted from a judgment in a criminal cause, except where the defendant is under sentence of death or imprisonment in the penitentiary for life, or any sentence of imprisonment for a violation of sections 579.065*, 565.021, 565.050, section 566.030, 566.032, 566.040, 566.060, 566.062, 566.070, 566.100, or where the defendant has entered a plea of guilty to or been found guilty of any sexual offense under chapter 566, where the victim was less than seventeen years of age at the time the crime was committed, any sexual offense under chapter 568, where the victim was less than seventeen years of age at the time the crime was committed, or any pornographic offense involving a minor as set forth in sections 573.023, 573.025, 573.035, 573.037, and 573.040, any court or officer authorized to order a stay of proceedings under the preceding provisions may allow a writ of habeas corpus, to bring up the defendant, and may thereupon let him to bail upon a recognizance, with sufficient sureties, to be approved by such court or judge.


(RSMo 1939 § 4136, A.L. 1993 S.B. 180, A.L. 2002 S.B. 758 merged with S.B. 969, et al., A.L. 2006 H.B. 1698, et al.)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 3746; 1919 § 4092; 1909 § 5298

Effective 6-05-06

*Section 195.222 was transferred to section 579.065 by S.B. 491, 2014, effective 1-01-17.


No bail, certain defendants, certain offenses, 544.671

(1975) Unwillingness of private bondsman to underwrite petitioner's release is no basis for a writ of habeas corpus. Application of Holt (A.), 518 S.W.2d 451.

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