2017 Missouri Revised Statutes
Title XXXVIII CRIMES AND PUNISHMENT; PEACE OFFICERS AND PUBLIC DEFENDERS
Chapter 569 Arson, Burglary, Trespass, and Related Offenses
Section 569.050 Arson in the second degree — penalty.

Universal Citation: MO Rev Stat § 569.050 (2017)

Effective 01 Jan 2017, see footnote

Title XXXVIII CRIMES AND PUNISHMENT; PEACE OFFICERS AND PUBLIC DEFENDERS

Chapter 569

569.050. Arson in the second degree — penalty. — 1. A person commits the offense of arson in the second degree if he or she knowingly damages a building or inhabitable structure by starting a fire or causing an explosion.

2. A person does not commit an offense under this section if:

(1) No person other than himself or herself has a possessory, proprietary or security interest in the damaged building, or if other persons have those interests, all of them consented to his or her conduct; and

(2) The person's sole purpose was to destroy or damage the building for a lawful and proper purpose.

3. The defendant shall have the burden of injecting the issue under subsection 2 of this section.

4. The offense of arson in the second degree is a class D felony unless a person has suffered serious physical injury or has died as a result of the fire or explosion, in which case it is a class B felony.

(L. 1977 S.B. 60, A.L. 1987 H.B. 57, A.L. 2014 S.B. 491)

Effective 1-01-17

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