Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 565
Offenses Against the Person
Section 565.072

August 28, 2014


Beginning January 1, 2017--Domestic assault, first degree--penalty.

565.072. 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. 1677, et al., A.L. 2007 H.B. 583, A.L. 2012 S.B. 628, A.L. 2014 S.B. 491)

Effective 1-01-17

Until December 31, 2016--Domestic assault, first degree--penalty.

565.072. 1. A person commits the crime 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 family or household member, including any child who is a member of the family or household, as defined in section 455.010.

2. Domestic assault in the first degree is a class B felony unless in the course thereof the actor inflicts serious physical injury on the victim or has previously pleaded guilty to or been found guilty of committing this crime, in which case it is a class A felony.

(L. 2000 H.B. 1677, et al., A.L. 2007 H.B. 583, A.L. 2012 S.B. 628)

*This section was amended by S.B. 491, 2014, effective 1-01-17. Due to the delayed effective date, both versions of this section are printed here.


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