Chapter 16 OFFENSES AND MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS*
Section 16-18 Classification of offenses.
(a) An offense defined by this article for which a sentence
of imprisonment is authorized, shall
constitute a "misdemeanor."
(b) An offense defined by this article constitutes an "infraction"
if it is so designated or if no
other sentence than a fine or fine and forfeiture or other civil penalty is authorized upon
(c) An infraction does not constitute a crime and conviction
of an infraction shall not give rise
to any disability or legal disadvantage based on conviction of a crime.
(Code 1964, § 7.410)
Cross reference(s)--Similar provisions, RSMo. §§ 556.016, 556.021.