2018 Missouri Revised Statutes
Title XXXVIII - Crimes and Punishment; Peace Officers and Public Defenders
Chapter 574 - Offenses Against Public Order
Section 574.020 Private peace disturbance — penalty.

Universal Citation: MO Rev Stat § 574.020 (2018)

Effective 01 Jan 2017, see footnote


Chapter 574

574.020. Private peace disturbance — penalty. — 1. A person commits the offense of private peace disturbance if he or she is on private property and unreasonably and purposely causes alarm to another person or persons on the same premises by:

(1) Threatening to commit an offense against any person; or

(2) Fighting.

2. The offense of private peace disturbance is a class C misdemeanor.

3. For purposes of this section, if a building or structure is divided into separately occupied units, such units are separate premises.


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

Effective 1-01-17

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