2018 Missouri Revised Statutes
Title XXXVIII - Crimes and Punishment; Peace Officers and Public Defenders
Chapter 568 - Offenses Against the Family
Section 568.030 Abandonment of child in the first degree, penalty.
Effective 01 Jan 2017, see footnote
Title XXXVIII CRIMES AND PUNISHMENT; PEACE OFFICERS AND PUBLIC DEFENDERSChapter 568
568.030. Abandonment of child in the first degree, penalty. — 1. A person commits the offense of abandonment of a child in the first degree if, as a parent, guardian or other person legally charged with the care or custody of a child less than four years of age, he or she leaves the child in any place with purpose wholly to abandon the child, under circumstances which are likely to result in serious physical injury or death.
2. The offense of abandonment of a child in the first degree is a class B felony, unless the child dies, in which case it is a class A felony.
(L. 1977 S.B. 60, A.L. 1995 H.B. 160, A.L. 2014 S.B. 491)