2018 Missouri Revised Statutes
Title XXXVIII - Crimes and Punishment; Peace Officers and Public Defenders
Chapter 569 - Arson, Burglary, Trespass, and Related Offenses
Section 569.040 Arson in the first degree — penalty.

Universal Citation: MO Rev Stat § 569.040 (2018)

Effective 01 Jan 2017, see footnote


Chapter 569

569.040. Arson in the first degree — penalty. — 1. A person commits the offense of arson in the first degree if he or she:

(1) Knowingly damages a building or inhabitable structure, and when any person is then present or in near proximity thereto, by starting a fire or causing an explosion and thereby recklessly places such person in danger of death or serious physical injury; or

(2) By starting a fire or explosion, damages a building or inhabitable structure in an attempt to produce methamphetamine.

2. The offense of arson in the first degree is a class B felony unless a person has suffered serious physical injury or has died as a result of the fire or explosion set by the person or as a result of a fire or explosion started in an attempt by the person to produce methamphetamine, in which case arson in the first degree is a class A felony.


(L. 1977 S.B. 60, A.L. 1987 H.B. 57, A.L. 2005 H.B. 353, A.L. 2014 S.B. 491)

Effective 1-01-17

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