565.010. Consent as a defense. — 1. When conduct is charged to constitute an offense because it causes or threatens physical injury, consent to that conduct or to the infliction of the injury is a defense only if:
Terms Used In Missouri Laws 565.010
- Conduct: includes any act or omission. See Missouri Laws 565.002
(1) The physical injury consented to or threatened by the conduct is not serious physical injury; or
(2) The conduct and the harm are reasonably foreseeable hazards of:
(a) The victim’s occupation or profession; or
(b) Joint participation in a lawful athletic contest or competitive sport; or
(3) The consent establishes a justification for the conduct under chapter 563 of this code.
2. The defendant shall have the burden of injecting the issue of consent.