§ 563.011 Chapter definitions
§ 563.016 Civil remedies unaffected
§ 563.021 Execution of public duty
§ 563.026 Justification generally
§ 563.031 Use of force in defense of persons
§ 563.033 Battered spouse syndrome evidence that defendant acted in self-defense or ..
§ 563.041 Use of physical force in defense of property
§ 563.046 Law enforcement officer’s use of force in making an arrest
§ 563.051 Private person’s use of force in making an arrest
§ 563.056 Use of force to prevent escape from confinement
§ 563.061 Use of force by persons with responsibility for care, discipline or safety ..
§ 563.070 Accidents an excuse for offense, when
§ 563.074 Justification as an absolute defense, when

Terms Used In Missouri Laws > Chapter 563

  • Armed nuclear security guard: a security guard who works at a nuclear power plant, who is employed as part of the security plan approved by the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and who meets the requirements mandated by the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission for carrying a firearm. See Missouri Laws 563.011
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Deadly force: physical force which the actor uses with the purpose of causing or which he or she knows to create a substantial risk of causing death or serious physical injury. See Missouri Laws 563.011
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Dwelling: any building, inhabitable structure, or conveyance of any kind, whether the building, inhabitable structure, or conveyance is temporary or permanent, mobile or immobile, which has a roof over it, including a tent, and is designed to be occupied by people lodging therein at night. See Missouri Laws 563.011
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • following: when used by way of reference to any section of the statutes, mean the section next preceding or next following that in which the reference is made, unless some other section is expressly designated in the reference. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Forcible felony: any felony involving the use or threat of physical force or violence against any individual, including but not limited to murder, robbery, burglary, arson, kidnapping, assault, and any forcible sexual offense. See Missouri Laws 563.011
  • Guardian: if used in a section in a context relating to property rights or obligations, means conservator of the estate as defined in Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Incompetent: if used in a section in a context relating to actual occupational ability without reference to a court adjudication of incompetency, means the actual ability of a person to perform in that occupation. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • person: may extend and be applied to bodies politic and corporate, and to partnerships and other unincorporated associations. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Premises: includes any building, inhabitable structure and any real property. See Missouri Laws 563.011
  • Private person: any person other than a law enforcement officer. See Missouri Laws 563.011
  • Private property: any real property in this state that is privately owned or leased. See Missouri Laws 563.011
  • Property: includes real and personal property. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Residence: a dwelling in which a person resides either temporarily or permanently or is visiting as an invited guest. See Missouri Laws 563.011
  • State: when applied to any of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories, and the words "United States" includes such district and territories. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Structure or fenced yard: any structure, fenced yard, wall, building, other similar barrier, or any combination of the foregoing that is located on the real property of a nuclear power plant and that is posted with signage indicating it is a felony to trespass. See Missouri Laws 563.011
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • United States: includes such district and territories. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Unlawfully enter: a person unlawfully enters in or upon premises or private property when he or she enters such premises or private property and is not licensed or privileged to do so. See Missouri Laws 563.011