2013 Missouri Revised Statutes
Chapter 569 Robbery, Arson, Burglary and Related Offenses
Section 569.010 Chapter definitions.

MO Rev Stat § 569.010 (2013) What's This?

Chapter definitions.

569.010. As used in this chapter the following terms mean:

(1) "Forcibly steals", a person "forcibly steals", and thereby commits robbery, when, in the course of stealing, as defined in section 570.030, he uses or threatens the immediate use of physical force upon another person for the purpose of:

(a) Preventing or overcoming resistance to the taking of the property or to the retention thereof immediately after the taking; or

(b) Compelling the owner of such property or another person to deliver up the property or to engage in other conduct which aids in the commission of the theft;

(2) "Inhabitable structure" includes a ship, trailer, sleeping car, airplane, or other vehicle or structure:

(a) Where any person lives or carries on business or other calling; or

(b) Where people assemble for purposes of business, government, education, religion, entertainment or public transportation; or

(c) Which is used for overnight accommodation of persons. Any such vehicle or structure is "inhabitable" regardless of whether a person is actually present;

(3) "Of another", property is that "of another" if any natural person, corporation, partnership, association, governmental subdivision or instrumentality, other than the actor, has a possessory or proprietary interest therein;

(4) If a building or structure is divided into separately occupied units, any unit not occupied by the actor is an "inhabitable structure of another";

(5) "Vital public facility" includes a facility maintained for use as a bridge, whether over land or water, dam, reservoir, tunnel, communication installation or power station;

(6) "Utility", an enterprise which provides gas, electric, steam, water, sewerage disposal or communication services and any common carrier. It may be either publicly or privately owned or operated;

(7) "To tamper", to interfere with something improperly, to meddle with it, displace it, make unwarranted alterations in its existing condition, or to deprive, temporarily, the owner or possessor of that thing;

(8) "Enter unlawfully or remain unlawfully", a person "enters unlawfully or remains unlawfully" in or upon premises when he is not licensed or privileged to do so. A person who, regardless of his purpose, enters or remains in or upon premises which are at the time open to the public does so with license and privilege unless he defies a lawful order not to enter or remain, personally communicated to him by the owner of such premises or by other authorized person. A license or privilege to enter or remain in a building which is only partly open to the public is not a license or privilege to enter or remain in that part of the building which is not open to the public.

(L. 1977 S.B. 60)

Effective 1-1-79

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