2005 Missouri Revised Statutes - § 558.026. — Concurrent and consecutive terms of imprisonment.

558.026. 1. Multiple sentences of imprisonment shall run concurrently unless the court specifies that they shall run consecutively; except that, in the case of multiple sentences of imprisonment imposed for the felony of rape, forcible rape, sodomy, forcible sodomy or an attempt to commit any of the aforesaid and for other offenses committed during or at the same time as that rape, forcible rape, sodomy, forcible sodomy or an attempt to commit any of the aforesaid, the sentences of imprisonment imposed for the other offenses may run concurrently, but the sentence of imprisonment imposed for the felony of rape, forcible rape, sodomy, forcible sodomy or an attempt to commit any of the aforesaid shall run consecutively to the other sentences.

2. If a person who is on probation, parole or conditional release is sentenced to a term of imprisonment for an offense committed after the granting of probation or parole or after the start of his conditional release term, the court shall direct the manner in which the sentence or sentences imposed by the court shall run with respect to any resulting probation, parole or conditional release revocation term or terms. If the subsequent sentence to imprisonment is in another jurisdiction, the court shall specify how any resulting probation, parole or conditional release revocation term or terms shall run with respect to the foreign sentence of imprisonment.

3. A court may cause any sentence it imposes to run concurrently with a sentence an individual is serving or is to serve in another state or in a federal correctional center. If the Missouri sentence is served in another state or in a federal correctional center, subsection 4 of section 558.011 and section 217.690, RSMo, shall apply as if the individual were serving his sentence within the department of corrections of the state of Missouri, except that a personal hearing before the board of probation and parole shall not be required for parole consideration.

(L. 1977 S.B. 60, A.L. 1980 H.B. 1138, et al., A.L. 1982 H.B. 1196, A.L. 1983 H.B. 713 Revision, A.L. 1995 H.B. 424)

(1985) Court construed this section to mandate consecutive sentences for rape and sodomy committed by defendant at the same time. Adams v. State (Mo.App.), 688 S.W.2d 401.

(1991) Although statute requires consecutive sentences any time a sex crime is committed at the same time as any other felony, even if the additional felony is also a sex crime, the sentencing court has discretion to run sentences concurrently, when a defendant's convictions consist only of sex offenses. State v. Harger, 804 S.W.2d 35 (Mo. App.).


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