In the State of Missouri Assault can be a felony or a misdemeanor. it depends on multiple factors such as: the amount of physical injury, the type of victim, and the defendant’s mental state. The following are the classifications of assault:
In the State of Missouri Assault can involve more than just fighting. Assault can be charged in many different ways such as shooting at someone, stabbing someone, punching someone, kicking someone, slapping someone, and many more. Often times the main defense to assault charges are self-defense. This means that someone other than the Defendant was the initial aggressor. In the State of Missouri you have the right to stand your ground.