Missouri Bar Association

Criminal Code
4:59 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Nixon Expresses Caution About Criminal Code Overhaul

Gov. Jay Nixon speaks to students on Friday at Timberland High School in Wentzville. Nixon is expressing caution about signing a wholesale revision of the state's criminal code.
Credit Jason Rosenbaum, St. Louis Public Radio

Gov. Jay Nixon says he's wary about signing a wholesale revision of the state’s criminal code. 

For the past few years, the state’s legal community has made overhauling the code a major priority. The legislation being considered by the Missouri General Assembly reassesses punishments for certain crimes, including eliminating jail time for some misdemeanors. 

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Missouri State Criminal Code
10:06 am
Thu April 4, 2013

Major State Criminal Code Makeover Advances In Mo. House

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Missouri's criminal code would get a major makeover under a bill advanced by a House committee.

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