Chapter 16 OFFENSES AND MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS*
Section 16-51 Eligible for probation, when.
The court may place a person on probation for a specified
period upon conviction of any
offense or upon suspending imposition of sentence if, having regard to the nature and
circumstances of the offense and to the history and character of the defendant, the court is of the
(1) Institutional confinement of the
defendant is not necessary for the protection of the
(2) The defendant is in need of guidance,
training or other assistance which, in his case, can
be effectively administered through probation supervision.
(Code 1964, § 7.490)
State law reference(s)--Similar provisions, RSMo. § 559.012.