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Legal Statutes: Missouri

UPDATED February 13, 2017

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Chapter 565. Offenses Against the Person

back to top565.072. Domestic assault, first degree--penalty

1. A person commits the offense of domestic assault in the first degree if he or she attempts to kill or knowingly causes or attempts to cause serious physical injury to a domestic victim, as the term “domestic victim” is defined under section 565.002.

2. The offense of domestic assault in the first degree is a class B felony unless in the course thereof the person inflicts serious physical injury on the victim, in which case it is a class A felony.

(L.2000, H.B. Nos. 1677, 1675 & 1676, § A. Amended by L.2007, H.B. No. 583, § A; L.2012, S.B. No. 628, § A; L.2014, S.B. No. 491, § A, eff. Jan. 1, 2017.)