Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 575
Offenses Against the Administration of Justice
Section 575.290

August 28, 2014


Beginning January 1, 2017--Improper communication--penalty.

575.290. 1. A person commits the offense of improper communication if he or she communicates, directly or indirectly, with any juror, special master, referee, or arbitrator in a judicial proceeding, other than as part of the proceedings in a case, for the purpose of influencing the official action of such person.

2. The offense of improper communication is a class B misdemeanor.

(L. 1977 S.B. 60, A.L. 2014 S.B. 491)

Effective 1-01-17

Until December 31, 2016--Improper communication.

575.290. 1. A person commits the crime of improper communication if he communicates, directly or indirectly, with any juror, special master, referee, or arbitrator in a judicial proceeding, other than as part of the proceedings in a case, for the purpose of influencing the official action of such person.

2. Improper communication is a class B misdemeanor.

(L. 1977 S.B. 60)

Effective 1-01-79

*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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