SB 0132 Crimes committed while in intoxicated or drugged condition
Committee:CIVILR Number:L0138.01I
Last Action:01/18/95 - Hearing Conducted S Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence Committee
Effective Date:August 28, 1995
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Current Bill Summary

SB 132 - This act makes it an aggravating circumstance for sentencing purposes to commit a crime while intoxicated due to illegal drugs or alcohol. In a jury trial, the jury shall be instructed that a finding of intoxication does not relieve the state of its burden of proof for the underlying crime. Diminished capacity of the defendant shall not be a mitigating circumstance where the impairment results from voluntary intoxication.

Any person who commits a weapons offense under Chapter 571, RSMo, shall also be guilty of armed vehicular assault if the weapons offense is committed with, or through the use, assistance or aid of a motor vehicle. A person convicted of armed vehicular assault shall be guilty of a Class D felony. A person convicted of a second offense shall be guilty of a Class C felony. A person convicted of a third or subsequent offense shall be guilty of a Class B felony. Such punishment shall be in addition to any other punishment provided by law.