Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 556
Preliminary Provisions (Criminal Code)
Section 556.016

August 28, 2014


Beginning January 1, 2017--(Repealed L. 2014 S.B. 491 ยง A)
Effective 1-01-17

Until December 31, 2016--Classes of crimes.

556.016. 1. An offense defined by this code or by any other statute of this state, for which a sentence of death or imprisonment is authorized, constitutes a "crime". Crimes are classified as felonies and misdemeanors.

2. A crime is a "felony" if it is so designated or if persons convicted thereof may be sentenced to death or imprisonment for a term which is in excess of one year.

3. A crime is a "misdemeanor" if it is so designated or if persons convicted thereof may be sentenced to imprisonment for a term of which the maximum is one year or less.

(L. 1977 S.B. 60)

Effective 1-01-79

*This section was repealed by S.B. 491, 2014, effective 1-01-17. Due to the delayed repeal date, the version of this section in effect until 12-31-16 is printed here.


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