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Title XXXVIII CRIMES AND PUNISHMENT; PEACE OFFICERS AND PUBLIC DEFENDERS

Chapter 563

< > Effective - 01 Oct 1984, 3 histories, see footnote (history) bottom

  *563.070.  Until December 31, 2016 — Accidents an excuse for crime, when. — 1.  Conduct which would otherwise constitute a crime under chapter 565 is excusable and not criminal when it is the result of accident in any lawful act by lawful means without knowingly causing or attempting to cause physical injury and without acting with criminal negligence.

  2.  The defendant shall have the burden of injecting the issue of excuse authorized under this section.

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(L. 1983 S.B. 276, A.L. 1984 S.B. 448 § A)

Effective 10-01-84

*This section was amended by S.B. 491, 2014, effective 1-01-17.  Due to the delayed effective date, both versions of this section are printed here.


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