Chapter 16 OFFENSES AND MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS*
Section 16-173 Claim of right.
(a) A person does not commit an offense under section 16-171
if, at the time of the
(1) Acted in the honest belief that
he had the right to do so; or
(2) Acted in the honest belief that
the owner, if present, would have consented to the
(b) The defendant shall have the burden of injecting the
issue of claim of right.
(Code 1964, § 7.835)
State law reference(s)--Similar provisions, RSMo. § 570.070.