Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 556
Preliminary Provisions (Criminal Code)
Section 556.051

August 28, 2014


Beginning January 1, 2017--(Repealed L. 2014 S.B. 491 ยง A)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

Until December 31, 2016--Burden of injecting the issue.

556.051. When the phrase "The defendant shall have the burden of injecting the issue" is used in the code, it means

(1) The issue referred to is not submitted to the trier of fact unless supported by evidence; and

(2) If the issue is submitted to the trier of fact any reasonable doubt on the issue requires a finding for the defendant on that issue.

(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*This section was repealed by S.B. 491, 2014, effective 1-01-17.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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