Section 16-201 Simulating legal process.


    (a) A person commits the crime of simulating legal process if, with purpose to mislead the recipient and cause him to take action in reliance thereon, he delivers or causes to be delivered:

    (1)    A request for the payment of money on behalf of any creditor that in form and substance simulates any legal process issued by any court of this state; or

    (2)    Any purported summons, subpoena or other legal process knowing that the process was not issued or authorized by any court.

    (b) This section shall not apply to a subpoena properly issued by a notary public.

    (c) Simulating legal process is a class B misdemeanor.

(Code 1964, § 7.925)

     State law reference(s)--Similar provisions, RSMo. § 575.130.