Chapter 16 OFFENSES AND MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS*
Section 16-121 Attempt.
(a) A person is guilty of attempt to commit an offense when,
with the purpose of committing
the offense, he does any act which is a substantial step towards the commission of the offense. A
"substantial step" is conduct which is strongly corroborative of the firmness of the actor's
purpose to complete the commission of the offense.
(b) It is no defense to a prosecution under this section
that the offense attempted was, under
the actual attendant circumstances, factually or legally impossible of commission, if such offense
could have been committed had the attendant circumstances been as the actor believed them to
(c) Unless otherwise provided, an attempt to commit an offense
is a class C misdemeanor if
the offense attempted is a misdemeanor of any degree.
(Code 1964, § 7.685)
State law reference(s)--Similar provisions, RSMo. § 564.01.