569.160. 1. A person commits the offense of burglary in the first degree if he or she knowingly enters unlawfully or knowingly remains unlawfully in a building or inhabitable structure for the purpose of committing an offense therein, and when in effecting entry or while in the building or inhabitable structure or in immediate flight therefrom, the person or another participant in the offense:

Terms Used In Missouri Laws 569.160

  • felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Inhabitable structure: includes a ship, trailer, sleeping car, airplane, or other vehicle or structure:

    (a) Where any person lives or carries on business or other calling. See Missouri Laws 569.010 v2

  • Of another: property is that "of another" if any natural person, corporation, partnership, association, governmental subdivision or instrumentality, other than the actor, has a possessory or proprietary interest therein. See Missouri Laws 569.010 v2
  • person: may extend and be applied to bodies politic and corporate, and to partnerships and other unincorporated associations. See Missouri Laws 1.020

(1) Is armed with explosives or a deadly weapon; or

(2) Causes or threatens immediate physical injury to any person who is not a participant in the crime; or

(3) There is present in the structure another person who is not a participant in the crime.

2. The offense of burglary in the first degree is a class B felony.

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

Effective 1-01-17