City of Creve Coeur, MO
St. Louis County
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Section 210.060 Concealing An Offense. [1]

[Ord. No. 5508 § 2, 11-28-2016]
A. 
A person commits the offense of concealing an offense if he or she:
1. 
Confers or agrees to confer any pecuniary benefit or other consideration to any person in consideration of that person's concealing of any offense, refraining from initiating or aiding in the prosecution of an offense, or withholding any evidence thereof; or
2. 
Accepts or agrees to accept any pecuniary benefit or other consideration in consideration of his or her concealing any offense, refraining from initiating or aiding in the prosecution of an offense, or withholding any evidence thereof.
[1]
Note: See Section 575.020, RSMo.

Section 210.070 Hindering Prosecution. [1]

[Ord. No. 5508 § 2, 11-28-2016]
A. 
A person commits the offense of hindering prosecution if, for the purpose of preventing the apprehension, prosecution, conviction or punishment of another person for conduct constituting an offense, he or she:
1. 
Harbors or conceals such person;
2. 
Warns such person of impending discovery or apprehension, except this does not apply to a warning given in connection with an effort to bring another into compliance with the law;
3. 
Provides such person with money, transportation, weapon, disguise or other means to aid him/her in avoiding discovery or apprehension; or
4. 
Prevents or obstructs, by means of force, deception or intimidation, anyone from performing an act that might aid in the discovery or apprehension of such person.
[1]
Note: See Section 575.030, RSMo.

Section 210.075 False Testimony Or Declaration. [1]

[Ord. No. 5508 § 2, 11-28-2016]
A person commits the offense of providing false testimony or declaration if, with the purpose to deceive, he or she knowingly testifies falsely in person or by affidavit, upon oath or affirmation legally administered, or provides a false written declaration or unauthentic document to a public servant, as to any material fact, in any official matter or proceeding before any court, public body or department of the City. A fact is material, regardless of admissibility under rules of evidence, if it could substantially affect, or did substantially affect, the course or outcome of the proceedings or otherwise caused the City to take substantial action. Knowledge of materiality is not an element of an offense under this Section. It is a defense to prosecution under this Section if the person retracted the false statement in the course of the same proceedings in which it was made, provided he or she did so before the falsity of the statement was otherwise exposed and before the City took substantial action in reliance thereon. The defendant has the burden of injecting the issue of retraction under this Section.
[1]
Note: See Sections 575.040, 575.050 and 575.060, RSMo.

Section 210.080 Refusal To Identify As A Witness. [1]

[Ord. No. 5508 § 2, 11-28-2016]
A person commits the offense of refusal to identify as a witness if, knowing he or she has witnessed any portion of an offense, or of any other incident resulting in physical injury or substantial property damage, he or she refuses to report or gives a false report of his or her name and present address to a Law Enforcement Officer engaged in the performance of such officer's duties.
[1]
Note: See Section 575.190, RSMo.

Section 210.090 Disturbing A Judicial Proceeding. [1]

[Ord. No. 5508 § 2, 11-28-2016]
A. 
A person commits the offense of disturbing a judicial proceeding if, with the purpose to intimidate a judge, attorney, juror, party or witness and thereby influence a judicial proceeding, he or she:
1. 
Disrupts or disturbs a judicial proceeding, including but not limited to by participating in an assembly and calling aloud, shouting, or holding or displaying a placard or sign containing written or printed matter concerning the conduct of the judicial proceeding or the character of a judge, attorney, juror, party or witness engaged in such proceeding, or calling for or demanding any specified action or determination by such judge, attorney, juror, party or witness in connection with such proceeding; or
2. 
Threatens harm to or harasses such person or members of such person's family, including their spouse and the ancestors and descendants of such person or their spouse by blood or adoption, or any other person or property.
[1]
Note: See Sections 575.095, 575.250, 575.260 RSMo.

Section 210.100 Tampering With A Witness — Tampering With A Victim. [1]

[Ord. No. 5508 § 2, 11-28-2016]
A. 
A person commits the offense of tampering with a witness or victim if:
1. 
With the purpose to induce a witness or a prospective witness to disobey a subpoena or other legal process, absent himself or herself or avoid subpoena or other legal process, withhold evidence, information or documents, or testify falsely, he or she:
a. 
Threatens or causes harm to any person or property;
b. 
Uses force, threats or deception;
c. 
Offers, confers or agrees to confer any benefit, direct or indirect, upon such witness; or
d. 
Conveys any of the foregoing to another in furtherance of a conspiracy; or
2. 
He or she purposely prevents or dissuades or attempts to prevent or dissuade any person who has been a victim of any crime or offense or a person who is acting on behalf of any such victim from:
a. 
Making any report of such victimization to any Peace Officer, State, local or Federal Law Enforcement Officer, prosecuting agency or judge;
b. 
Causing a complaint, indictment or information to be sought and prosecuted or assisting in the prosecution thereof; or
c. 
Arresting or causing or seeking the arrest of any person in connection with such victimization.
[1]
Note: See Section 575.270, RSMo.

Section 210.105 Tampering With Physical Evidence. [1]

[Ord. No. 5508 § 2, 11-28-2016]
A. 
A person commits the offense of tampering with physical evidence if he or she:
1. 
Alters, destroys, suppresses or conceals any record, document or thing with the purpose to impair its verity, legibility or availability in any official proceeding or investigation; or
2. 
Makes, presents or uses any record, document or thing knowing it to be false with the purpose to mislead a public servant who is or may be engaged in any official proceeding or investigation.
[1]
Note: See Section 575.100, RSMo.

Section 210.107 Tampering With Public Record. [1]

[Ord. No. 5508 § 2, 11-28-2016]
A person commits the offense of tampering with a public record if, with the purpose to impair the verity, legibility or availability of a public record, he or she knowingly makes a false entry or alteration thereto or if he or she knowingly without authority destroys or conceals any public record.
[1]
Note: See Section 575.110, RSMo.

Section 210.110 Improper Communication. [1]

[Ord. No. 5508 § 2, 11-28-2016]
A person commits the offense of improper communication if he or she communicates, directly or indirectly, with any juror, special master, referee or arbitrator in a judicial proceeding, other than as part of the proceedings in a case, for the purpose of influencing the official action of such person.
[1]
Note: See Section 575.290, RSMo.

Section 210.120 False Impersonation. [1]

[Ord. No. 5508 § 2, 11-28-2016]
A. 
A person commits the offense of false impersonation if such person:
1. 
Falsely represents himself/herself to be a public servant with the purpose to induce another to submit to his or her pretended official authority or to rely upon his or her pretended official acts; and
a. 
Performs an act in that pretended capacity; or
b. 
Causes another to act in reliance upon his or her pretended official authority.
2. 
Falsely represents himself or herself to be a person licensed to practice or engage in any profession for which a license is required by the laws of this State with purpose to induce another to rely upon such representation, and
a. 
Performs an act in that pretended capacity; or
b. 
Causes another to act in reliance upon such representation.
3. 
Upon being arrested, falsely represents himself or herself, to a Law Enforcement Officer, with the first and last name, or date of birth or social security number, or a substantial number of identifying factors or characteristics as that of another person that results in the filing of a report or record of arrest or conviction for an infraction or offense that contains the first and last name, date of birth and social security number, or a substantial number of identifying factors or characteristics to that of such other person as to cause such other person to be identified as the actual person arrested or convicted.
[1]
Note: See Section 575.120, RSMo.

Section 210.130 False Reports. [1]

[Ord. No. 5508 § 2, 11-28-2016]
A. 
A person commits the offense of making a false report if he or she knowingly:
1. 
Gives false information to any person for the purpose of implicating another person in an offense;
2. 
Makes a false report to a Law Enforcement Officer that an offense has occurred or is about to occur; or
3. 
Makes a false report or causes a false report to be made to a Law Enforcement Officer, security officer, Fire Department or other organization, official or volunteer, which deals with emergencies involving danger to life or property that a fire or other incident calling for an emergency response has occurred or is about to occur.
B. 
It is a defense to a prosecution under Subsection (A) of this Section that the person retracted the false statement or report before the Law Enforcement Officer or any other person took substantial action in reliance thereon.
C. 
The defendant shall have the burden of injecting the issue of retraction under Subsection (B) of this Section.
[1]
Note: See Sections 575.080 and 575.090, RSMo.

Section 210.135 Willfully Failing Or Refusing Law Enforcement. [1]

[Ord. No. 5508 § 2, 11-28-2016]
A person commits an offense if they willfully fail or refuse to stop on signal of any Law Enforcement Officer or to obey any other reasonable signal or direction of a Law Enforcement Officer given in directing the movement of vehicular traffic or enforcing against any offense or infraction or otherwise properly discharging their duties.
[1]
Note: See Section 575.145, RSMo. See also Code Section 310.020.

Section 210.137 Leaving The Scene Of An Accident. [1]

[Ord. No. 5508 § 2, 11-28-2016]
A. 
A person commits the offense of leaving the scene of an accident when:
1. 
Being the operator of a vehicle or a vessel involved in an accident resulting in injury or death to any person or damage to property of another person; and
2. 
Having knowledge of such accident he or she leaves the place of the injury, death, damage, or accident without stopping and giving the following information to the injured party or property owner or a Law Enforcement Officer, or if no Law Enforcement Officer is in the vicinity then to the nearest law enforcement agency:
a. 
His or her name;
b. 
His or her complete residence address;
c. 
The registration or license number of his or her vehicle or vessel; and
d. 
His or her operator's license number if any.
[1]
Note: See Section 577.060, RSMo. See also City Code Sections 310.070 and 310.080.

Section 210.140 Resisting Or Interfering With Arrest, Detention Or Stop. [1]

[Ord. No. 5508 § 2, 11-28-2016]
A. 
A person commits the offense of resisting or interfering with arrest, detention or stop if he or she knows or reasonably should know that a Law Enforcement Officer is making an arrest or attempting to lawfully detain or stop an individual or vehicle and for the purpose of preventing the officer from effecting the arrest, stop or detention, he or she:
1. 
Resists the arrest, stop or detention of such person by using or threatening the use of violence or physical force or by fleeing from such officer; or
2. 
Interferes with the arrest, stop or detention of another person by using or threatening the use of violence, physical force or physical interference.
B. 
This Section applies to:
1. 
Arrests, stops or detentions with or without warrants;
2. 
Arrests, stops or detentions for any offense, infraction or ordinance violation; and
3. 
Arrests for warrants issued by a court or a probation and parole officer.
C. 
A person is presumed to be fleeing a vehicle stop if he or she continues to operate a motor vehicle after he or she has seen or should have seen clearly visible emergency lights or has heard or should have heard an audible signal emanating from the law enforcement vehicle pursuing him or her.
D. 
It is no defense to a prosecution under Subsection (A) of this Section that the Law Enforcement Officer was acting unlawfully in making the arrest. However, nothing in this Section shall be construed to bar civil suits for unlawful arrest.
[1]
Note: See Section 575.150, RSMo. See also Code Section 310.025.

Section 210.150 Escape Or Attempted Escape From Custody Or Confinement. [1]

[Ord. No. 5508 § 2, 11-28-2016]
A person commits the offense of escape from custody or confinement or attempted escape from custody or confinement if, while being held in custody after arrest or confinement after sentencing for any offense, he or she escapes or attempts to escape from such custody or confinement, including but not limited to by means of intentionally removing, altering, tampering, or damaging electronic monitoring equipment which a court has required such person to wear.
[1]
Note: See Sections 575.200, 575.205 and 575.210, RSMo.

Section 210.151 Failure To Return To Confinement. [1]

[Ord. No. 5508 § 2, 11-28-2016]
A person commits the offense of failure to return to confinement if while serving a sentence for any offense wherein he or she is temporarily permitted to go at large without guard, he or she purposefully fails to return to such confinement when required to do so.
[1]
Note: See Section 575.220, RSMo.

Section 210.152 Possession Of Unlawful Items In Jail.

[Ord. No. 5508 § 2, 11-28-2016]
A person commits the offense of possession of unlawful items in jail if such person knowingly delivers, attempts to deliver, possesses, deposits, or conceals in or about the premises of the City jail any controlled substance except upon the written prescription of a licensed physician or dentist, any alkaloid, any intoxicating liquor as defined in Section 311.020 RSMo., any article or item of personal property otherwise prohibited by the City, or any gun, knife, or weapon.

Section 210.155 Interference With Legal Process. [1]

[Ord. No. 5508 § 2, 11-28-2016]
A. 
A person commits the offense of interference with legal process if, knowing another person is authorized by law to serve process, he or she interferes with or obstructs such person for the purpose of preventing such person from effecting the service of any process.
B. 
An employer or agent who is in charge of a business establishment commits the offense of refusing to make an employee available for service of process if he or she knowingly refuses to assist any officer authorized by law to serve process who calls at such business establishment during the working hours of an employee for the purpose of serving process on such employee, by failing or refusing to make such employee available for service of process.
C. 
"Process" includes any writ, summons, subpoena, warrant other than an arrest warrant, or other process or order of a court.
[1]
Note: See Sections 575.160 and 575.170, RSMo.