1. In addition to any other penalty which may be applicable, any person who operates a pawnshop pursuant to the provisions of sections 367.011 to 367.060, or is required to be licensed pursuant to section 367.043 who willfully violates any provision of sections 367.011 to 367.060 or who willfully makes a false entry in any records specifically required by sections 367.011 to 367.060 shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be punishable by a fine not in excess of five thousand dollars, or by confinement in the county jail for not more than six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Upon the second conviction of the offense described in this section, in addition to being punishable by fine or imprisonment, the person’s pawnshop license shall be permanently revoked; except that there shall be no penalty for a violation resulting from an accidental and bona fide error, where such error is corrected upon discovery.
2. Except as provided in subsection 6 of section 367.043, any person who engages in the business of operating a pawnshop without first securing a license shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be punishable by a fine not in excess of ten thousand dollars or by confinement in the county jail for not more than one year, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Any person who violates the provisions of this subsection shall be permanently prohibited from securing or holding a valid pawnshop license.
Terms Used In Missouri Laws 367.050
- Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
- Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
- Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
- person: may extend and be applied to bodies politic and corporate, and to partnerships and other unincorporated associations. See Missouri Laws 1.020