2021 Missouri Revised Statutes
Title XXXVIII - Crimes and Punishment; Peace Officers and Public Defenders
Chapter 569 - Arson, Burglary, Trespass, and Related Offenses
Section 569.170 - Burglary in the second degree — penalty.

Universal Citation: MO Rev Stat § 569.170 (2021)

Effective - 01 Jan 2017, 2 histories

569.170. Burglary in the second degree — penalty. — 1. A person commits the offense of burglary in the second degree when he or she knowingly enters unlawfully or knowingly remains unlawfully in a building or inhabitable structure for the purpose of committing a crime therein.

2. The offense of burglary in the second degree is a class D felony.


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

Effective 1-01-17

(1980) Trespass in the second degree is not a lesser included offense of burglary, as it does not require unlawful entering of a building. State v. Neighbors (A.), 613 S.W.2d 143.

(1980) Trespass in the first degree is lesser included offense of burglary in second degree, as every element of lesser offense is included in greater offense of burglary, and it is impossible to commit burglary without also committing trespass. State v. Neighbors (A.), 613 S.W.2d 143.

(1984) Crime of burglary requires proof of incursion into a building or inhabitable structure; an unlicensed entry upon open real property for whatever unlawful purpose does not constitute burglary. State v. Butler (Mo.App.), 665 S.W.2d 41.

(1984) An entry, however slight, by any part of the defendant's body is sufficient to establish the element of entry. State v. Sincup (Mo.App.), 674 S.W.2d 689.

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