2005 Missouri Revised Statutes - § 556.056. — Affirmative defense.

556.056. When the phrase "affirmative defense" is used in the code, it means

(1) The defense referred to is not submitted to the trier of fact unless supported by evidence; and

(2) If the defense is submitted to the trier of fact the defendant has the burden of persuasion that the defense is more probably true than not.

(L. 1977 S.B. 60)

Effective 1-1-79

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