Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 578
Miscellaneous Offenses
Section 578.095

August 28, 2013


Desecration of flags--penalty.

578.095. 1. Any person who purposefully and publicly mutilates, defaces, defiles, tramples upon or otherwise desecrates the national flag of the United States or the state flag of the state of Missouri is guilty of the crime of flag desecration.

2. National flag desecration is a class A misdemeanor.

(L. 1980 H.B. 965 1)

(2013) Permanent injunction issued enjoining enforcement of section since section is overbroad and thus unconstitutional. Snider v. City of Cape Girardeau, 2012 WL 942082 (E.D.Mo).


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