DWI Consequences

 

Legal Consequences DWI:

The consequences of a DWI in St. Louis Missouri, and throughout all of Missouri are potentially severe.  Aside from potential incarceration, those convicted of a DWI also face significant fines, mandatory treatment, probation, loss of their driver’s license, restrictions on future driving privileges, increased insurance rates of thousands of dollars just to name a few.

The law applicable to the consequences DWI are found in the Missouri Revised Statute.  Your attorney should give you a copy of this statute, and thoroughly explain what it involves.

Below, you’ll find an abbreviated DWI Penalty Chart, commonly used throughout Missouri.


DWI PENALTY CHART

OFFENSE

PENALTIES

FIRST   DWI / EXCESSIVE BAC OFFENSE
Class B misdemeanor

  •   30 day license suspension followed by 60 days restricted   license;
  •   fine;
  •   jail possible;
  •   possible ignition interlock device;
  •   8 points added to driving record.

SECOND   DWI / EXCESSIVE BAC OFFENSE
Class A misdemeanor

  •   at least a one year Missouri license revocation (five year   revocation if this is the second conviction within five years);
  •   fine;
  •   at least two days jail time;
  •   ignition interlock device required
  •   12 points added to driving record.

THIRD   DWI / EXCESSIVE BAC OFFENSE
Class D felony

  •   10 year license revocation (privileges may be restored only upon   court order);
  •   substantial fine;
  •   at least 10 days jail
  •   12 points added to driving record.

FOURTH DWI   / EXCESSIVE BAC OFFENSE
Class C felony

  •   You Know the Score by now, if you lose, it’s going to hurt!
A “prior offender” is a person who   has pled guilty to or has been found guilty of one DWI / Excessive BAC offense, where such prior offense   occurred within five years of the present DWI / Excessive BAC.

 

Practical Consequences of DWI:

The practical consequences may not be so obvious.  Receiving a DWI in St. Louis County go far beyond the court appearance and DOR Hearing.

 

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Markwell Law, LLC
Floodman Law, LLC
d.b.a. St. Louis County DWI Lawyers
Bill Floodman and Guss Markwell
9979 WingHaven Blvd. Ste 210
O’Fallon, MO 63368
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