Chapter 16 OFFENSES AND MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS*
Section 16-81 Voluntary act.
(a) A "voluntary act" is:
(1) A bodily movement performed while
conscious as a result of effort or determination; or
(2) An omission to perform an act
of which the actor is physically capable.
(b) A person is not guilty of an offense unless his liability
is based on conduct which includes
a voluntary act.
(c) Possession is a voluntary act if the possessor knowingly
procures or receives the thing
possessed, or having acquired control of it was aware of his control for a sufficient time to have
enabled him to dispose of it or terminate his control.
(d) A person is not guilty of an offense based solely upon
an omission to perform an act unless
the law defining the offense expressly so provides, or a duty to perform the omitted act is
otherwise imposed by law.
(Code 1964, § 7.545(1), (3), (4))
State law reference(s)--Similar provisions, RSMo. § 562.011.