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Title XXXVIII CRIMES AND PUNISHMENT; PEACE OFFICERS AND PUBLIC DEFENDERS

Chapter 562

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  562.026.  Culpable mental state, when not required. — A culpable mental state is not required:

  (1)  If the offense is an infraction and no culpable mental state is prescribed by the statute defining the offense; or

  (2)  If the offense is a felony or misdemeanor and no culpable mental state is prescribed by the statute defining the offense, and imputation of a culpable mental state to the offense is clearly inconsistent with the purpose of the statute defining the offense or may lead to an absurd or unjust result.

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(L. 1977 S.B. 60, A.L. 1997 S.B. 89)


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