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Legal Statutes: Missouri

UPDATED February 13, 2017

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Chapter 565. Offenses Against the Person

back to top565.073. Domestic assault in the second degree, penalty

1. A person commits the offense of domestic assault in the second degree if the act involves a domestic victim, as the term “domestic victim” is defined under section 565.002, and he or she:

(1) Knowingly causes physical injury to such domestic victim by any means, including but not limited to, use of a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument, or by choking or strangulation; or

(2) Recklessly causes serious physical injury to such domestic victim; or

(3) Recklessly causes physical injury to such domestic victim by means of any deadly weapon.

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

(L.2000, H.B. Nos. 1677, 1675 & 1676, § A. Amended by L.2012, S.B. No. 628, § A; L.2014, S.B. No. 491, § A, eff. Jan. 1, 2017; L.2014, H.B. No. 1371, § A, eff. Jan. 1, 2017.)