Legal Information: Missouri

Crimes

Updated: 
November 13, 2017

Crimes

Even if you do not qualify for an order of protection, the abuser may have committed a crime.  If you call the police, they may arrest him/her for a crime and you may get a restraining order through the criminal court.  Remember that even if you do have an order of protection, you can still report him/her to the police if you believe s/he committed a crime against you.


If the abuser has mis-used technology in a way that you believe may be a crime, go to our Abuse Using Technology section to learn what types of behaviors are covered under criminal state laws.

What are some crimes that the abuser may have committed in Missouri?
If I am the victim of a crime, where can I get additional help in Missouri?

What are some crimes that the abuser may have committed in Missouri?


Here is a list of some possible crimes in Missouri that the abuser may have committed.  You can click on the links to read the legal definition of each crime on our State Statutes page:


If I am the victim of a crime, where can I get additional help in Missouri?


The Missouri Office of the Attorney General's website provides information on victims' rights and services.  You can also call them at 573-751-0309.


For information on victims' compensation in Missouri, visit the Department of Public Safety's Crime Victims' Compensation Program website or contact them by telephone at (573) 526-6006.


You may learn more about crimes by calling your local police department, sheriff's department, or district attorney's office.  See our MO Sheriff Departments page for the contact information for your local sheriff's department.


If you are a victim of domestic violence and have been charged with a crime, you can go to our Battered Women Charged with Crimes page.


Other organizations for victims of crime are listed on our National Organizations - Crime Victims page.


You may want to contact the Stalking Resource Center if you are being stalked or harassed.