Jefferson County, MO
 
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[Ord. No. 09-0384 §§1 — 3, 10-21-2009]
A. 
Definitions. For the purposes of this Section, the following term(s) shall have the meanings set out herein:
BUS
A motor vehicle primarily for the transportation of a driver and eight or more passengers but not including shuttle buses.
PROPERTY OF THE OPERATOR OF ANY BUS
An area, open or enclosed, wherein are located services or facilities for the public using or intending to use a Bus.
B. 
Within the unincorporated area of Jefferson County, Missouri, it shall be unlawful for any person:
1. 
To ride any bus, or ride or enter upon without payment of the fare or other charge for therefore.
2. 
To perform any act which interferes or obstructs the movement of any bus or perform any act which would interfere with the safe and efficient operation of a bus.
3. 
To make false representations regarding one's status as an agent, employee or representative of the operator of any bus for the purpose of avoiding the duty to act in accordance with any law regulating the conduct of users of the bus.
4. 
To litter, dump garbage, liquids or other matter, or create a hazardous or unsanitary condition, including spitting or expectorating, upon any bus or the property of the operator of a bus.
5. 
To drink any alcoholic beverage or possess any opened or unsealed container thereof on any bus or the property of the operator of a bus, when signs or other notice is posted prohibiting the same, except on premises duly licensed for the sale of alcoholic beverages.
6. 
To eat or drink upon any bus or the property of the operator of a bus when signs or other notice is posted prohibiting the same.
7. 
To smoke or carry an open flame or lighted match, cigar, cigarette, pipe or torch upon any bus or the property of the operator of any bus, where signs or other notice is posted prohibiting the same.
8. 
To throw or cause to be propelled any projectile at, from, upon or in any bus.
9. 
To play any radio, cassette recorder, compact disc player or other such instrument except where the same is connected to an earphone that limits the sound to the individual user, or create any unreasonable noise, upon any bus or upon the enclosed property of the operator of any bus.
10. 
To mark, soil, paint, draw, inscribe, write, spray paint or place graffiti upon any bus or the property of the operator of any bus, or upon any sign, notice or advertisement, either public or private, which is located on any bus or the property of the operator of any bus.
11. 
To carry any weapon or other dangerous instrument intended for use as a weapon upon any bus or the property of the operator of any bus. Provided, however, that Law Enforcement Officers or other persons specifically licensed to do so may carry such weapons upon such property.
12. 
To carry into any bus or upon the property of the operator of any bus any explosive, flammable liquid (except cigarette lighters), dangerous acid, fireworks or other highly combustible materials, or dangerous radioactive materials.
13. 
To ride on the roof or any exterior area of any bus.
14. 
To take any animal upon any bus or upon the enclosed property of any bus, except the following:
a. 
An animal enclosed in a container, accompanied by a person and carried in a manner which does not interfere with any other person; or
b. 
Working dogs for law enforcement personnel, or dogs properly harnessed and accompanying visually or hearing impaired persons to aid such persons.
c. 
To carry or take a bicycle upon any bus, unless specifically authorized to do so by the operator of such bus.
C. 
Violations of this Section shall constitute a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the County Jail not exceeding one (1) year, by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000.00), or by both such fine and imprisonment. Violations shall be prosecuted by the Jefferson County Municipal Prosecutor in the Jefferson County Municipal Court.
[Ord. No. 09-0422 §§1 — 2, 12-7-2009]
A. 
Within the unincorporated area of Jefferson County, Missouri, it shall be illegal to sell, deliver or distribute ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, their salts, their optical isomers or salts of their optical isomers, without a valid prescription written by a practitioner licensed to write prescriptions and filled by a licensed pharmacist.
B. 
Violations of this Section shall constitute a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the County Jail not exceeding one (1) year, by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000.00), or by both such fine and imprisonment. Violations shall be prosecuted by the Jefferson County Municipal Prosecutor in the Jefferson County Municipal Court.
[Ord. No. 11-0226 §1, 7-12-2011]
A. 
No person shall commit an act of assault in the unincorporated area of Jefferson County, Missouri. A person commits the offense of assault if:
1. 
The person attempts to cause or recklessly causes physical injury to another person; or
2. 
With criminal negligence the person causes physical injury to another person by means of a deadly weapon; or
3. 
The person purposely places another person in apprehension of immediate physical injury; or
4. 
The person recklessly engages in conduct which creates a grave risk of death or serious physical injury to another person; or
5. 
The person knowingly causes physical contact with another person knowing the other person will regard the contact as offensive or provocative; or
6. 
The person knowingly causes physical contact with an incapacitated person, as defined in Section 475.010, RSMo., which a reasonable person, who is not incapacitated, would consider offensive or provocative.
B. 
Violations of this Section shall be prosecuted in the Jefferson County Municipal Court by the Jefferson County Municipal Prosecutor and shall be subject to the General Penalty set forth in Section 100.030 of the Code of Ordinances of Jefferson County.
[Ord. No. 11-0226 §1, 7-12-2011]
A. 
No person shall commit an act of assault of a Law Enforcement Officer in the unincorporated area of Jefferson County, Missouri. A person commits the offense of assault of a Law Enforcement Officer, Corrections Officer, Emergency Personnel or Probation and Parole Officer if:
1. 
Such person recklessly causes physical injury to a Law Enforcement Officer, Corrections Officer, Emergency Personnel or Probation and Parole Officer; or
2. 
Such person purposely places a Law Enforcement Officer, Corrections Officer, Emergency Personnel or Probation and Parole Officer in apprehension of immediate physical injury; or
3. 
Such person knowingly causes or attempts to cause physical contact with a Law Enforcement Officer, Corrections Officer, Emergency Personnel or Probation and Parole Officer without the consent of the Law Enforcement Officer, Emergency Personnel or Probation and Parole Officer.
B. 
As used in this Section, "emergency personnel" means any paid or volunteer firefighter, emergency room or trauma center personnel, or emergency medical technician as defined in Section 190.100, RSMo.
C. 
Violations of this Section shall be prosecuted in the Jefferson County Municipal Court by the Jefferson County Municipal Prosecutor and shall be subject to the General Penalty set forth in Section 100.030 of the Code of Ordinances of Jefferson County.
[Ord. No. 11-0226 §1, 7-12-2011]
A. 
No person shall, in the unincorporated area of Jefferson County, Missouri, for the purpose of frightening or disturbing another person:
1. 
Communicate in writing, by telephone, or through electronic means a threat to commit any felony or act of violence; or
2. 
Make a telephone call, or communicate directly with another person in writing or through electronic means, and use coarse language offensive to one of average sensibility; or
3. 
Make a telephone call anonymously; or
4. 
Make repeated telephone calls to the same person or telephone number.
B. 
For the purposes of this Section, jurisdiction may be established through evidence establishing that either the charged individual or the victim were located in the unincorporated area of Jefferson County, Missouri.
C. 
Violations of this Section shall be prosecuted in the Jefferson County Municipal Court by the Jefferson County Municipal Prosecutor and shall be subject to the General Penalty set forth in Section 100.030 of the Code of Ordinances of Jefferson County.
[Ord. No. 11-0226 §1, 7-12-2011]
A. 
No person shall commit the crime of stalking in the unincorporated area of Jefferson County, Missouri. A person commits the crime of stalking if he or she purposely, through his or her course of conduct, harasses or follows with the intent of harassing another person.
B. 
As used in this Section, the following terms shall mean:
COURSE OF CONDUCT
A pattern of conduct composed of two (2) or more acts, which may include communication by any means, over a period of time, however short, evidencing a continuity of purpose.
HARASSES
To engage in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that serves no legitimate purpose, and that would cause a reasonable person under the circumstances to be frightened, intimidated, or emotionally distressed.
C. 
Violations of this Section shall be prosecuted in the Jefferson County Municipal Court by the Jefferson County Municipal Prosecutor and shall be subject to the General Penalty set forth in Section 100.030 of the Code of Ordinances of Jefferson County.
[Ord. No. 11-0226 §1, 7-12-2011]
A. 
A person commits the offense of resisting or interfering with arrest, detention or stop in the unincorporated area of Jefferson County, Missouri if, for the purpose of preventing a Law Enforcement Officer from effecting the arrest, stop or detention, the person:
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 Law Enforcement 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 arrests, stops or detentions with or without warrants and to arrests, stops or detentions for any crime, infraction or ordinance violation.
C. 
This Section only applies if the individual knows, or reasonably should know, that the Law Enforcement Officer is making an arrest or attempting to lawfully detain or stop.
D. 
A person is presumed to be fleeing a vehicle stop if that person continues to operate a motor vehicle after that person 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 that person.
E. 
It is no defense to a prosecution under 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.
F. 
Violations of this Section shall be prosecuted in the Jefferson County Municipal Court by the Jefferson County Municipal Prosecutor and shall be subject to the General Penalty set forth in Section 100.030 of the Code of Ordinances of Jefferson County.
[Ord. No. 11-0226 §1, 7-12-2011]
A. 
It is unlawful in the unincorporated area of Jefferson County, Missouri to willfully fail or refuse to comply with a lawful order, signal or direction of a Law Enforcement Officer, when that officer identifies himself as an officer with proper credentials and is performing duties pursuant to any of the provisions of this Code or Missouri law.
B. 
Violations of this Section shall be prosecuted in the Jefferson County Municipal Court by the Jefferson County Municipal Prosecutor and shall be subject to the General Penalty set forth in Section 100.030 of the Code of Ordinances of Jefferson County.
[Ord. No. 11-0226 §1, 7-12-2011]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to make a false declaration in the unincorporated area of Jefferson County, Missouri. A person makes a false declaration if:
1. 
With the purpose of misleading an employee of Jefferson County, Missouri in the performance of his/her duty, the person makes a false statement about a material fact, believing or having good cause to believe it is not true, or makes a false statement on a form which declares that false statements are punishable by law; or
2. 
With the purpose of misleading an employee of Jefferson County, Missouri in the performance of his/her duty, a person makes or encourages another to rely on a writing, sample, specimen, map, boundary mark, identification card, or other object the person knows is false, forged, altered, or otherwise not authentic.
B. 
Violations of this Section shall be prosecuted in the Jefferson County Municipal Court by the Jefferson County Municipal Prosecutor and shall be subject to the General Penalty set forth in Section 100.030 of the Code of Ordinances of Jefferson County.
[Ord. No. 11-0226 §1, 7-12-2011]
A. 
It shall be unlawful to commit the offense of false impersonation in the unincorporated area of Jefferson County, Missouri. A person commits the offense of false impersonation if he/she:
1. 
Falsely represents himself/herself to be an employee of Jefferson County, Missouri with purpose to induce another to submit to his/her pretended official authority or to rely upon his/her pretended official acts; and
a. 
Performs an act in that pretended capacity; or
b. 
Causes another to act in reliance upon his/her pretended official authority.
2. 
Falsely represents himself/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.
B. 
Violations of this Section shall be prosecuted in the Jefferson County Municipal Court by the Jefferson County Municipal Prosecutor and shall be subject to the General Penalty set forth in Section 100.030 of the Code of Ordinances of Jefferson County.
[Ord. No. 11-0226 §1, 7-12-2011]
A. 
No person shall cause a peace disturbance in the unincorporated area of Jefferson County, Missouri. A person commits the offense of peace disturbance if he or she unreasonably and knowingly disturbs or alarms another person or persons by:
1. 
Offensive language addressed in a face-to-face manner to a specific individual and uttered under circumstances which are likely to produce an immediate violent response from a reasonable recipient; or
2. 
Threatening to commit a criminal act against any person under circumstances which are likely to cause a reasonable person to fear that such threat may be carried out; or
3. 
Fighting; or
4. 
Creating a noxious and offensive odor; or
5. 
Urinating or defecating in public; or
6. 
Being in a public place, or on private property of another without consent and purposely causing inconvenience to another person or persons by unreasonably and physically obstructing:
a. 
Vehicular or pedestrian traffic; or
b. 
The free ingress or egress to or from a public or private place.
B. 
Violations of this Section shall be prosecuted in the Jefferson County Municipal Court by the Jefferson County Municipal Prosecutor and shall be subject to the General Penalty set forth in Section 100.030 of the Code of Ordinances of Jefferson County.
[Ord. No. 11-0226 §1, 7-12-2011]
A. 
It shall be unlawful to create a peace disturbance in the unincorporated area of Jefferson County, Missouri, by:
1. 
Playing any radio, music player, television, audio system, or musical instrument in a manner or at a volume that disturbs the peace of any other reasonable person; except that nothing herein shall be construed to prohibit an otherwise lawful public concert or public performance; or
2. 
Speaking, shouting, or singing at a volume that disturbs the peace of any other reasonable person, except that nothing herein shall be construed to prohibit the summoning of assistance in an emergency.
B. 
For the purpose of prosecution under this Section, it shall be presumed that any speech, song, or noise, or the playing of any radio, music player, television, audio system, or musical instrument is disturbing to the peace of another reasonable person if the volume is such that it is plainly audible to persons more than fifty (50) feet away from the source of the noise.
C. 
No person shall be held liable under this Section 205.120 or Section 205.130 for reasonable conduct performed in the course of a legitimate agricultural or commercial operation. However, this Subsection shall not be construed to permit conduct prohibited by any other provision of the Jefferson County Code.
D. 
Violations of this Section shall be prosecuted in the Jefferson County Municipal Court by the Jefferson County Municipal Prosecutor and shall be subject to the General Penalty set forth in Section 100.030 of the Code of Ordinances of Jefferson County.
[Ord. No. 11-0226 §1, 7-12-2011]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person in the unincorporated area of Jefferson County, Missouri to keep or harbor a dog which howls or barks in violation of this Section.
B. 
It shall constitute a violation of this Section if the howling or barking occurs continually and is audible beyond the property line of the premises on which the dog is located:
1. 
For more than fifteen (15) minutes between the hours of 10:00 P.M. and 8:00 A.M.; or
2. 
For more than thirty (30) minutes between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 10:00 P.M.; or
3. 
For a shorter duration than cited above, but on more than five (5) occasions within a given ten (10) day period. It shall be a defense to such violation if the owner of the dog proves by a preponderance of the evidence that the only reason the dog was howling or barking was that the dog was being provoked by a person or was otherwise being incited, or was acting as a guide dog, hearing dog, service dog or police work dog. No person shall be held liable under this Subsection (B)(3) unless testimony is received from complainants from two (2) or more separate properties.
C. 
Whenever a violation of this Section occurs, it shall be a rebuttable presumption that the owner of the property on which the dog is located is liable under this Section.
D. 
Violations of this Section shall be prosecuted in the Jefferson County Municipal Court by the Jefferson County Municipal Prosecutor and shall be subject to the General Penalty set forth in Section 100.030 of the Code of Ordinances of Jefferson County.
[Ord. No. 11-0226 §1, 7-12-2011]
A. 
No person shall permit any conduct in the unincorporated area of Jefferson County, Missouri, of the kind referred to in Sections 205.120 through 205.130 of this Code in or upon any house or premises owned or possessed by him, or under his management or control, so that others in vicinity are likely to be disturbed thereby.
B. 
Violations of this Section shall be prosecuted in the Jefferson County Municipal Court by the Jefferson County Municipal Prosecutor and shall be subject to the General Penalty set forth in Section 100.030 of the Code of Ordinances of Jefferson County.
[Ord. No. 11-0226 §1, 7-12-2011]
A. 
A person shall not willfully destroy, damage, or injure any public or private property which is valued at an amount of two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00) or less in the unincorporated area of Jefferson County, Missouri, of any kind whatsoever which does not belong to the said person.
B. 
For the purposes of this Section, the opinion of the owner of the property as to the value of said property shall constitute prima facie evidence as to the value.
C. 
Violations of this Section shall be prosecuted in the Jefferson County Municipal Court by the Jefferson County Municipal Prosecutor and shall be subject to the General Penalty set forth in Section 100.030 of the Code of Ordinances of Jefferson County.
[Ord. No. 11-0226 §1, 7-12-2011]
A. 
No person shall commit the offense of stealing property or services valued at an amount of two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00) or less in the unincorporated area of Jefferson County, Missouri. A person commits the crime of stealing if that person:
1. 
Appropriates property of another with the purpose to deprive him or her thereof, either without consent or by means of deceit or coercion; or
2. 
Obtains by deception, threat, force, or any other means designed to avoid the due payment for them services which he knows, or should reasonably know, are available only for compensation.
B. 
Evidence of the following is admissible in any criminal prosecution pursuant to this Section on the issue of the requisite knowledge or belief of the alleged stealer:
1. 
That he or she failed or refused to pay for property or services of any business; or
2. 
That he or she gave in payment for property or services of any business a check or negotiable paper on which payment was refused; or
3. 
That he or she left the business with the intent to not pay for property or services; or
4. 
That he or she, with intent to cheat or defraud a retailer, possesses, uses, utters, transfers, makes, alters, counterfeits, or reproduces a retail sales receipt, price tag, or universal price code label, or possesses, with intent to cheat or defraud, the device that manufactures fraudulent receipts or universal price code labels.
C. 
For the purposes of this Section, the opinion of the owner of the property or provider of the service as to the value of said property or service shall constitute prima facie evidence as to the value.
D. 
Violations of this Section shall be prosecuted in the Jefferson County Municipal Court by the Jefferson County Municipal Prosecutor and shall be subject to the General Penalty set forth in Section 100.030 of the Code of Ordinances of Jefferson County.
[Ord. No. 11-0226 §1, 7-12-2011]
A. 
No person shall trespass on the property of another in the unincorporated area of Jefferson County, Missouri. A person commits the crime of trespassing when that person:
1. 
Without lawful authority, or without the expressed or implied consent of the owner or his agent, shall enter any building or inhabitable structure, or enter on any enclosed or improved real estate, lot, or parcel of ground; or
2. 
Without lawful authority, being upon the land of another, shall fail or refuse to leave the same when requested so to do by the person lawfully in possession thereof, his agent or representative, or of a Law Enforcement Officer; or
3. 
Shall park or stand a motor vehicle, whether occupied or not, in a private driveway, on a private parking lot, or on private property without the express or implied consent of the owner or other person in lawful charge of such driveway, parking lot, or property.
B. 
For the purpose of this Section, "implied consent", as it relates to persons making deliveries on private property, whether employed by a private firm, governmental agency, or government-supported corporation, including postal service letter carriers, extends only to sidewalks or other identifiable walkways, where available, and does not extend to lawns or other private property if such a sidewalk is available.
C. 
If a building or structure is divided into separately occupied units, any unit not occupied by the actor is an inhabitable structure of another.
D. 
Violations of this Section shall be prosecuted in the Jefferson County Municipal Court by the Jefferson County Municipal Prosecutor and shall be subject to the General Penalty set forth in Section 100.030 of the Code of Ordinances of Jefferson County.
[Ord. No. 11-0226 §1, 7-12-2011]
A. 
No person shall in the unincorporated area of Jefferson County, Missouri, buy or in any way receive or possess any personal property which is valued at an amount of two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00) or less that has been unlawfully taken from another.
B. 
Evidence of the following is admissible in any criminal prosecution pursuant to this Section to prove the requisite knowledge or belief of the alleged receiver:
1. 
That he or she was found in possession or control of other property stolen on separate occasions from two (2) or more persons; or
2. 
That he or she acquired the stolen property for a consideration which he or she knew or should have known was far below its reasonable value; or
3. 
That he or she obtained control over stolen property knowing the property to have been stolen or under such circumstances as would reasonably induce a person to believe the property was stolen.
C. 
Proof that any personal property has been unlawfully taken from the possession or control of another and that within six (6) months after said unlawful taking said property has been in the possession or under the control of the accused shall be deemed sufficient evidence to authorize conviction unless possession of said property is satisfactorily explained by proof that either:
1. 
Before buying or receiving or coming into possession of said property, a diligent and good-faith inquiry was made as to the source of said property sufficient to provide a reasonable belief that said property had not been taken unlawfully from another; or
2. 
The property was acquired at a price and under circumstances sufficient to provide a reasonable belief that said property had not been taken unlawfully from another; or
3. 
The accused complied with Section 447.010, RSMo., relating to the duty of persons finding lost property.
D. 
Nothing contained in this Section shall apply to legally qualified Police Officers or other persons whose bona fide duty requires them to come into possession or receive personal property unlawfully taken from another in the discharge of their official duties.
E. 
For the purposes of this Section, the opinion of the owner of the property as to the value of said property shall constitute prima facie evidence as to the value.
F. 
Violations of this Section shall be prosecuted in the Jefferson County Municipal Court by the Jefferson County Municipal Prosecutor and shall be subject to the General Penalty set forth in Section 100.030 of the Code of Ordinances of Jefferson County.
[Ord. No. 11-0232 §1, 7-12-2011]
A. 
No person under twenty-one (21) years of age shall possess, consume or purchase ethyl alcohol in the unincorporated area of Jefferson County, Missouri. Illegal possession or consumption of ethyl alcohol by an underage person is a strict liability offense.
B. 
Prima facie evidence of a violation of Subsection (A) of this Section shall consist of:
1. 
Evidence that the defendant was under the age of twenty-one (21) years and possessed, consumed or purchased ethyl alcohol; or
2. 
Evidence that the defendant was under the age of twenty-one (21) years and manifested any of the characteristics commonly associated with ethyl alcohol intoxication or impairment while present anywhere in this County.
C. 
During any trial for a violation of this Section, any bottle, can, or any other container with labeling indicating the contents of such bottle, can, or container shall be admissible into evidence, and the information contained on any label on such bottle, can, or other container shall be admissible into evidence and shall not constitute hearsay. A jury or a judge, whichever is appropriate, may consider the information upon such label in determining whether the contents of the bottle, can, or other container were composed in whole or in part of ethyl alcohol. A label which identifies the contents of any bottle, can, or other container as "beer", "ale", "malt beverage", "fermented malt beverage", "malt liquor", "wine", "champagne", "whiskey" or "whisky", "gin", "vodka", "tequila", "schnapps", "brandy", "cognac", "liqueur", "cordial", "alcohol", or "liquor" shall constitute prima facie evidence that the contents of the bottle, can, or other container was composed in whole or in part of ethyl alcohol.
D. 
It shall be an affirmative defense to the offense described in Subsection (B) of this Section that the ethyl alcohol was possessed or consumed by a person under twenty-one (21) years of age under the following circumstances:
1. 
When the existence of ethyl alcohol in a person's body was due solely to ingestion of any substance which was manufactured, designed, or intended solely for medicinal or hygienic purposes; or solely from the ingestion of a beverage which contained less than one-half of one percent (.5%) of ethyl alcohol by weight.
2. 
The person is a student who:
a. 
Is participating in a culinary arts, food service, or restaurant management degree program; and
b. 
Tastes but does not imbibe the alcohol beverage for instructional purposes as a part of a required course in which the alcohol beverage, except the portion the student tastes, remains under the control of the instructor.
3. 
When the possession or consumption takes place for legitimate religious purposes protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.
E. 
As used in this Section, unless the context otherwise requires:
1. 
"Establishment" means a business, firm, enterprise, service or fraternal organization, club, institution, entity, group, or residence, and any real property, including buildings and improvements, connected therewith, and shall also include any members, employees, and occupants associated therewith.
2. 
"Ethyl alcohol" means any substance which is or contains ethyl alcohol.
3. 
"Possession of ethyl alcohol" means that a person has or holds any amount of ethyl alcohol anywhere on or within his person, or that a person owns or has custody of ethyl alcohol, or has ethyl alcohol within his immediate presence and control.
4. 
"Private property" means any dwelling and its curtilage which is being used by a natural person or natural persons for habitation and which is not open to the public and privately owned real property which is not open to the public. "Private property" shall not include:
a. 
Any establishment which sells ethyl alcohol or upon which ethyl alcohol is sold; or
b. 
Any establishment which leases, rents, or provides accommodations to members of the public generally.
F. 
Violations of this Section shall be prosecuted in the Jefferson County Municipal Court by the Jefferson County Municipal Prosecutor and shall be subject to the General Penalty set forth in Section 100.030 of the Code of Ordinances of Jefferson County.
[Ord. No. 11-0226 §1, 7-12-2011]
A. 
A person shall not be in a state of intoxication on any street, highway, thoroughfare, place of amusement, hotel, motel, restaurant, public building, or other public place in the unincorporated area of Jefferson County, Missouri.
B. 
Violations of this Section shall be prosecuted in the Jefferson County Municipal Court by the Jefferson County Municipal Prosecutor and shall be subject to the General Penalty set forth in Section 100.030 of the Code of Ordinances of Jefferson County.
[Ord. No. 11-0226 §1, 7-12-2011]
A. 
Except as authorized by Sections 195.005 to 195.425, RSMo., it is unlawful for any person to possess or have under his or her control marijuana as defined in Section 195.010, RSMo., in the unincorporated area of Jefferson County, Missouri.
B. 
Violations of this Section shall be prosecuted in the Jefferson County Municipal Court by the Jefferson County Municipal Prosecutor and shall be subject to the General Penalty set forth in Section 100.030 of the Code of Ordinances of Jefferson County.
[Ord. No. 11-0226 §1, 7-12-2011]
A. 
It is unlawful for any person to use, or to possess with intent to use, drug paraphernalia as defined by Section 195.010, RSMo., to plant, propagate, cultivate, grow, harvest, manufacture, compound, convert, produce, process, prepare, test, analyze, pack, repack, store, contain, conceal, inject, ingest, inhale or otherwise introduce into the human body a controlled substance as defined by Section 195.010, RSMo., or an imitation controlled substance as defined by Section 195.010, RSMo., in violation of Sections 195.005 to 195.425, RSMo., in the unincorporated area of Jefferson County, Missouri.
B. 
Violations of this Section shall be prosecuted in the Jefferson County Municipal Court by the Jefferson County Municipal Prosecutor and shall be subject to the General Penalty set forth in Section 100.030 of the Code of Ordinances of Jefferson County.
[Ord. No. 11-0226 §1, 7-12-2011]
A. 
It shall be unlawful to litter in the unincorporated area of Jefferson County, Missouri. A person commits the crime of littering if he/she dumps, deposits, throws, leaves, causes or permits the dumping, depositing, placing, throwing or leaving of litter or allows unsecured materials to drop or shift off of vehicle loads onto any public or private property in Jefferson County or any waters in Jefferson County unless:
1. 
The property is designated by the State or by any of its agencies or political subdivisions for the disposal of such litter and such person is authorized by the proper public authority to use such property; and
2. 
The litter is placed into a receptacle or container installed on such property; and
3. 
The person is the owner of such property, has obtained consent of the owner, or is acting under the personal direction of the owner, all in a manner consistent with the public welfare. This exception shall not be construed to prohibit prosecution by the County under a different ordinance, including, but not limited to, provisions of the Building Code.
B. 
As used in this Section, the following terms shall have these prescribed meanings:
LITTER
Any organic or inorganic waste material, rubbish, refuse, garbage, trash, hulls, peelings, debris, grass, weeds, ashes, sand, gravel, slag, brickbats, metal, plastic and glass containers, broken glass, dead animals or intentionally or unintentionally discarded materials of every kind and description.
PROPERTY
Public or private property.
C. 
Evidence Of Littering.
1. 
Whenever litter is thrown, deposited, dropped or dumped from any motor vehicle, boat, airplane or other conveyance in violation of this Section, it shall be prima facie evidence that the operator of the conveyance has violated this Section.
2. 
Except as provided in Subdivision (1) of Subsection (A) above, whenever any litter which is dumped, deposited, thrown or left on property in violation of this Section is discovered to contain any article including, but not limited to, letters, bills, publications or other writing which display the name of the person thereon in such a manner to indicate that the article belongs or belonged to such person, it shall be a rebuttable presumption that such person has violated this Section.
D. 
Violations of this Section shall be prosecuted in the Jefferson County Municipal Court by the Jefferson County Municipal Prosecutor and shall be subject to the General Penalty set forth in Section 100.030 of the Code of Ordinances of Jefferson County.
[Ord. No. 11-0226 §1, 7-12-2011]
A. 
It is unlawful for any person, in the unincorporated area of Jefferson County, Missouri, to interfere in any manner with Police Officers, Firefighters, Emergency Medical Personnel, or other employees of Jefferson County in the performance of their official duties or to obstruct them in any manner whatsoever while performing any duty.
B. 
Violations of this Section shall be prosecuted in the Jefferson County Municipal Court by the Jefferson County Municipal Prosecutor and shall be subject to the General Penalty set forth in Section 100.030 of the Code of Ordinances of Jefferson County.
[Ord. No. 11-0226 §1, 7-12-2011]
A. 
No person less than eighteen (18) years of age shall purchase, attempt to purchase, or possess cigarettes or other tobacco products in the unincorporated area of Jefferson County, Missouri, unless such person is:
1. 
An employee of a seller of cigarettes or tobacco products and is in such possession to effect a sale in the course of employment; or
2. 
An employee of the Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control for enforcement purposes pursuant to Subsection (5) of Section 407.934, RSMo.
B. 
Any person less than eighteen (18) years of age shall not misrepresent his/her age to purchase cigarettes or tobacco products.
C. 
Violations of this Section shall be prosecuted in the Jefferson County Municipal Court by the Jefferson County Municipal Prosecutor and shall be subject to the General Penalty set forth in Section 100.030 of the Code of Ordinances of Jefferson County.
[Ord. No. 11-0226 §1, 7-12-2011]
A. 
A person commits the offense of indecent exposure in the unincorporated area of Jefferson County, Missouri, if such person:
1. 
Exposes his/her genitals under circumstances in which he/she knows that his/her conduct is likely to cause affront or alarm;
2. 
Has sexual contact in the presence of a third (3rd) person or persons under circumstances where the person knows, or should know, that such conduct is likely to cause affront or alarm; or
3. 
Has sexual intercourse or deviate sexual intercourse in a public place.
4. 
Urinates or defecates outside of a building or structure when the person is on or in any public street, alley, sidewalk, boulevard, park or parking lot.
B. 
Violations of this Section shall be prosecuted in the Jefferson County Municipal Court by the Jefferson County Municipal Prosecutor and shall be subject to the General Penalty set forth in Section 100.030 of the Code of Ordinances of Jefferson County.
[Ord. No. 11-0226 §1, 7-12-2011]
A. 
A person is guilty of attempt to commit an offense set forth in this Code of Ordinances 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 be.
C. 
Violations of this Section shall be prosecuted in the Jefferson County Municipal Court by the Jefferson County Municipal Prosecutor and shall be subject to the General Penalty set forth in Section 100.030 of the Code of Ordinances of Jefferson County.
[Ord. No. 19-0335, 7-8-2019]
In order to enhance the public health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of Jefferson County, Missouri, and of those persons traveling upon the highways, roads, and streets of Jefferson County, Missouri, the provisions of this prepayment or preapproval for fuel purchases ordinance, Section 205.270 et seq., of the Jefferson County, Missouri, Code of Ordinances shall be in effect in all unincorporated portions of Jefferson County, Missouri.
[Ord. No. 19-0335, 7-8-2019]
As used in this prepayment or preapproval for fuel purchases ordinance, Section 205.270 et seq., the following terms shall have the following meanings:
EMPLOYEE
A person or persons other than the owner or manager/supervisor employed to perform services on the premises of a retail fuel business who have no supervisory responsibilities.
MANAGER/SUPERVISOR
A person or persons granted authority or responsibility by the owner for the operations of the retail fuel business.
OWNER
The individual, group, corporation, partnership, joint venture, or other entity that owns a retail fuel business.
PAYMENT
Tender of any legal means, including cash (accepted official government currency), credit card, debit card, check, money order or otherwise acceptable form of payment, including established charge accounts. Tendering such legal means to be finalized at the conclusion of the transaction shall be considered payment in full.
PREAPPROVAL
Preapproval means that the business has issued an identification card to the purchaser that verifies and records the purchaser's driver's license information.
PREPAYMENT
Prepayment means payment in advance for any quantity of gasoline or diesel fuel sold at any time by cash, credit card, debit card, check, money order, or any other legal means, including established charge accounts.
[Ord. No. 19-0335, 7-8-2019]
It is unlawful for a retail fuel business owner, manager/supervisor, or employee to:
A. 
Activate any gasoline and/or diesel fuel-pumping device prior to receiving payment in full for the gasoline and/or diesel fuel dispensed.
1. 
All business establishments with retail, self-service, fuel pumps located thereon must require full payment in advance for any quantity of fuel sold at any time.
2. 
Payment includes any method set out in Section 205.280 of the Jefferson County, Missouri, Code of Ordinances.
3. 
Payment may be made at the cashier or at the fuel-dispensing unit or fuel-pumping device if an automated payment system or otherwise.
B. 
Allow or permit any person to dispense gasoline and/or diesel fuel from a fuel-dispensing unit or fuel-pumping device at a retail fuel business unless the person has first made payment in full, by prepayment, or via preapproval for the amount of fuel to be dispensed.
1. 
Prepayment or preapproval is required in advance for gasoline and/or diesel fuel sold. Business establishments that sell gasoline and/or diesel fuel shall require prepayment or preapproval of sales prior to activation or authorization of any fuel-dispensing unit or fuel-pumping device.
[Ord. No. 19-0335, 7-8-2019]
Exclusions to Section 205.290 shall include the following:
A. 
Bulk or wholesale delivery of fuel.
B. 
It shall be an affirmative defense if the owner, manager/supervisor or employee of a retail fuel business allows the dispensing of gasoline or diesel fuel for the purpose of repair and/or testing of the dispensing device used by the business.
[Ord. No. 19-0335, 7-8-2019]
A. 
A person commits an offense if he or she knowingly performs an act prohibited by this this prepayment or preapproval for fuel purchases ordinance, Section 205.270 et seq., or knowingly fails to perform an act required by this prepayment or preapproval for fuel purchases ordinance, Section 205.270 et seq. Any person, employee, owner, manager/supervisor, assistant, agent, or retail fuel business establishment who violates any provision of this prepayment or preapproval for fuel purchases ordinance, Section 205.270 et seq., shall be subject to penalties and/or monetary fines as set forth herein.
B. 
Violations of the prepayment or preapproval for fuel purchases ordinance, Section 205.270 et seq., shall be prosecuted in the Jefferson County Municipal Court by the Jefferson County Municipal Prosecutor and shall be subject to the general penalty set forth in Section 100.030 of the Jefferson County, Missouri, Code of Ordinances.
C. 
In each instance of violation of the prepayment or preapproval for fuel purchases ordinance, the County Counselor or Prosecuting Attorney shall recommend a minimum fine, in addition to any other recommendations, as set forth below:
1. 
For first violations or situations not addressed below, the County Counselor or Prosecuting Attorney shall use his or her discretion.
2. 
For a second violation committed within a twelve-month period beginning with the first violation: two hundred and seventy-five dollars ($275.00).
3. 
For a third violation committed within a twelve-month period beginning with the first violation: three hundred and fifty dollars ($350.00).
4. 
For a fourth or subsequent violation committed within a twelve-month period beginning with the first violation: four hundred dollars ($400.00).
D. 
In addition to any penalty set forth in Section 100.030 and set forth in this Section, failure or refusal to comply with the prepayment or preapproval for fuel purchases ordinance, Section 205.270 et seq., shall be the basis for revocation or non-renewal of a Jefferson County merchant license.