Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 574
Offenses Against Public Order
Section 574.075

August 28, 2014


Beginning January 1, 2017--Drunkenness or drinking in certain places prohibited--penalty.

574.075. 1. A person commits the offense of drunkenness or drinking in a prohibited place if he or she enters any schoolhouse or church house in which there is an assemblage of people, met for a lawful purpose, or any courthouse, in an intoxicated and disorderly condition, or drinks or offers to drink any intoxicating liquors in the presence of such assembly of people, or in any courthouse.

2. The offense of drunkenness or drinking in a prohibited place is a class B misdemeanor.

(RSMo 1939 § 4638, A.L. 1961 p. 334, A.L. 1977 H.B. 341, A.L. 1978 S.B. 749 § 562.260, A.L. 2001 S.B. 267, A.L. 2014 S.B. 491)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 4249; 1919 § 3499

Effective 1-01-17

Until December 31, 2016--Drunkenness or drinking in certain places prohibited--violation a misdemeanor.

574.075. It shall be unlawful for any person in this state to enter any schoolhouse or church house in which there is an assemblage of people, met for a lawful purpose, or any courthouse, in a drunken or intoxicated and disorderly condition, or to drink or offer to drink any intoxicating liquors in the presence of such assembly of people, or in any courthouse within this state and any person or persons so doing shall be guilty of a misdemeanor; unless, however, the circuit court has by local rule authorized law library associations to conduct social events after business hours in any courthouse.

(RSMo 1939 § 4638, A.L. 1961 p. 334, A.L. 1977 H.B. 341, A.L. 1978 S.B. 749 § 562.260, A.L. 2001 S.B. 267)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 4249; 1919 § 3499

*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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