2015 Missouri Revised Statutes
TITLE XXXVIII CRIMES AND PUNISHMENT; PEACE OFFICERS AND PUBLIC DEFENDERS (556-600)
Chapter 562 General Principles of Liability
Section 562.026 Culpable mental state, when not required.

MO Rev Stat § 562.026 (2015) What's This?

562.026. A culpable mental state is not required:

(1) If the offense is an infraction and no culpable mental state is prescribed by the statute defining the offense; or

(2) If the offense is a felony or misdemeanor and no culpable mental state is prescribed by the statute defining the offense, and imputation of a culpable mental state to the offense is clearly inconsistent with the purpose of the statute defining the offense or may lead to an absurd or unjust result.

(L. 1977 S.B. 60, A.L. 1997 S.B. 89)

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