§ 577.001 Chapter definitions
§ 577.010 Driving while intoxicated — sentencing restrictions.
§ 577.012 Driving with excessive blood alcohol content — sentencing restrictions.
§ 577.013 Boating while intoxicated — sentencing restrictions.
§ 577.014 Boating with excessive blood alcohol content — penalties — sentencing …
§ 577.015 Operating an aircraft while intoxicated — penalties.
§ 577.016 Operating an aircraft with excessive blood alcohol content — penalties.
§ 577.017 Consumption of alcoholic beverages while driving — penalty.
§ 577.019 Citation of law
§ 577.020 Chemical tests for alcohol content of blood — consent implied, when — …
§ 577.021 Chemical testing authorized — reasonable efforts to test required — …
§ 577.023 Aggravated, chronic, persistent and prior offenders, when — trial …
§ 577.024 Unlawful use of water skis and surfboards — penalty.
§ 577.025 Negligent operation of a vessel — penalty.
§ 577.029 Blood alcohol content tests, how made, by whom, when — person tested to …
§ 577.031 Persons administering tests not liable, when
§ 577.033 Inability of person to be tested to refuse, effect
§ 577.037 Chemical tests, results admitted into evidence, when, effect of
§ 577.041 Refusal to submit to chemical test — admissibility — request to include …
§ 577.060 Leaving the scene of an accident — penalties.
§ 577.068 Failure to report a shooting — penalties.
§ 577.070 Littering — penalties.
§ 577.073 Damaging state park property — penalties.
§ 577.075 Anhydrous ammonia, unlawful release — penalty.
§ 577.076 Unlawful disposition of a dead animal — penalty.
§ 577.078 Water contamination — penalty.
§ 577.080 Abandoning motor vehicle — last owner of record deemed the owner of …
§ 577.100 Abandonment of airtight or semi-airtight containers — penalty.
§ 577.150 Tampering with a water supply — penalty.
§ 577.155 Construction or use of a waste disposal well — definitions — penalty.
§ 577.161 Prohibiting the use of a life jacket — definitions — penalty.
§ 577.300 Leaving a child unattended in a motor vehicle — first and second degree — …
§ 577.599 Failure to comply with ignition interlock device requirements — penalty.
§ 577.600 Renting, leasing, or lending a vehicle to a person required to comply with ..
§ 577.605 Failure to notify another of ignition interlock requirements — penalty.
§ 577.612 Tampering with or circumventing the operation of an interlock device — penalty.
§ 577.665 Minors, parental consent required, when — definitions — standard consent …
§ 577.675 Transportation of an illegal alien — penalty.
§ 577.685 Illegal reentry, offense of, penalty
§ 577.700 Definitions
§ 577.703 Bus hijacking, penalty — assault with intent to commit bus hijacking, …
§ 577.706 Planting a bomb or explosive in or near a bus or terminal — penalties.
§ 577.709 Vulgar or profane language — passenger under influence of alcohol or drugs, …
§ 577.712 Refusal of admission to terminal — requests for identification or to leave …
§ 577.715 Detention in terminal by security guard authorized — no criminal or civil …
§ 577.718 Removal of baggage or cargo without owner’s permission — penalty.

Terms Used In Missouri Laws > Chapter 577

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Aggravated boating offender: a person who has been found guilty of:

     (a)  Three or more intoxication-related boating offenses. See Missouri Laws 577.001

  • Aggravated offender: a person who has been found guilty of:

     (a)  Three or more intoxication-related traffic offenses committed on separate occasions. See Missouri Laws 577.001

  • All-terrain vehicle: any motorized vehicle manufactured and used exclusively for off-highway use which is fifty inches or less in width, with an unladen dry weight of one thousand pounds or less, traveling on three, four or more low pressure tires, with a seat designed to be straddled by the operator, or with a seat designed to carry more than one person, and handlebars for steering control. See Missouri Laws 577.001
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • arresting officer: includes the definition of law enforcement officer in section Missouri Laws 577.001
  • Chronic boating offender: a person who has been found guilty of:

     (a)  Four or more intoxication-related boating offenses. See Missouri Laws 577.001

  • Chronic offender: a person who has been found guilty of:

     (a)  Four or more intoxication-related traffic offenses committed on separate occasions. See Missouri Laws 577.001

  • Continuous alcohol monitoring: automatically testing breath, blood, or transdermal alcohol concentration levels and tampering attempts at least once every hour, regardless of the location of the person who is being monitored, and regularly transmitting the data. See Missouri Laws 577.001
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Controlled substance: a drug, substance, or immediate precursor in schedules I to V listed in section Missouri Laws 577.001
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Court: any circuit, associate circuit, or municipal court, including traffic court, but not any juvenile court or treatment court. See Missouri Laws 577.001
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • 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.
  • Flight crew member: the pilot in command, copilots, flight engineers, and flight navigators. See Missouri Laws 577.001
  • 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
  • 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
  • Habitual boating offender: a person who has been found guilty of:

     (a)  Five or more intoxication-related boating offenses. See Missouri Laws 577.001

  • Habitual offender: a person who has been found guilty of:

     (a)  Five or more intoxication-related traffic offenses committed on separate occasions. See Missouri Laws 577.001

  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • intoxicated condition: when a person is under the influence of alcohol, a controlled substance, or drug, or any combination thereof. See Missouri Laws 577.001
  • Intoxication-related boating offense: operating a vessel while intoxicated. See Missouri Laws 577.001
  • Intoxication-related traffic offense: driving while intoxicated, driving with excessive blood alcohol content, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in violation of a state law, county or municipal ordinance, any federal offense, or any military offense, or an offense in which the defendant was operating a vehicle while intoxicated and another person was injured or killed in violation of any state law, county or municipal ordinance, any federal offense, or any military offense. See Missouri Laws 577.001
  • 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.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Persistent boating offender: a person who has been found guilty of:

     (a)  Two or more intoxication-related boating offenses committed on separate occasions. See Missouri Laws 577.001

  • Persistent offender: a person who has been found guilty of:

     (a)  Two or more intoxication-related traffic offenses committed on separate occasions. See Missouri Laws 577.001

  • person: may extend and be applied to bodies politic and corporate, and to partnerships and other unincorporated associations. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Prior boating offender: a person who has been found guilty of one intoxication-related boating offense, where such prior offense occurred within five years of the occurrence of the intoxication-related boating offense for which the person is charged. See Missouri Laws 577.001
  • Prior offender: a person who has been found guilty of one intoxication-related traffic offense, where such prior offense occurred within five years of the occurrence of the intoxication-related traffic offense for which the person is charged. See Missouri Laws 577.001
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Property: includes real and personal property. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • 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
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • 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
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.