565.073. 1. A person commits the offense of domestic assault in the second degree if the act involves a domestic victim, as the term “domestic victim” is defined under section 565.002, and he or she:

Terms Used In Missouri Laws 565.073

  • Domestic victim: a household or family member as the term "family" or "household member" is defined in section 455. See Missouri Laws 565.002
  • felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • person: may extend and be applied to bodies politic and corporate, and to partnerships and other unincorporated associations. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Serious physical injury: means physical injury that creates a substantial risk of death or that causes serious disfigurement or protracted loss or impairment of the function of any part of the body. See Missouri Laws 565.002 v2

(1) Knowingly causes physical injury to such domestic victim by any means, including but not limited to, use of a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument, or by choking or strangulation; or

(2) Recklessly causes serious physical injury to such domestic victim; or

(3) Recklessly causes physical injury to such domestic victim by means of any deadly weapon.

2. The offense of domestic assault in the second degree is a class D felony.

(L. 2000 H.B. 1677, et al., A.L. 2012 S.B. 628, A.L. 2014 S.B. 491,A.L. 2014 H.B. 1371)

Effective 1-01-17