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Missouri DWI DUI Laws

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The maximum prescribed legal BAC limit in Missouri is 0.08% per se
(effective from Sep 29th 2001)

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Missouri Drunk Driving Laws

(If you’ve been charged with Missouri DWI, the law allows 15 days for your Missouri DWI DUI Lawyer to make a request with the Missouri Department of Revenue MV/DL for a hearing to save your driving license)

Missouri is a member of the Interstate Drivers License Compact
An agreement between participating states to share information regarding certain types of convictions including DUI - DWI and related Drunk Driving offenses. If a resident of one state gets convicted of a drunk driving offense in another state, the driver's home state will be notified. The type of action that the driver's home state will take will vary from state to state.

Missouri DUI Laws and BAC limits

ALL DRIVERS - BAC LIMIT = 0.08%
In the State of Missouri it is crime for ANY driver to drive with a BAC (blood alcohol content - concentration) of 0.08% and above.

COMMERCIAL DRIVERS - BAC LIMIT = 0.04%
It is a crime for commercial vehicle operators to drive with a BAC (blood alcohol content - concentration) of 0.04% or above.

MINOR (under the age of 21) - BAC LIMIT = 0.02%
It is a crime for persons under 21 years of age to drive with a BAC (blood alcohol content - concentration) of 0.02% or above.

It is an offense to refuse to submit to a chemical test in Missouri and implied consent laws are enforced.

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Penalties for DWI - Drunk Driving in Missouri

Missouri is a state with a five-year ‘washout period’ also known as a 'look back period'.

NOTE: Out of State Convictions
Any suspension/revocation for refusing to submit to a chemical test or DWI/DUI in Missouri and/or any other state will be classed as a prior conviction.


First DWI - Drunk Driving Conviction - MISDEMEANOR

The penalty for a first DWI - drunk driving conviction in Missouri:

  • Fine: up to $500 fine
  • Jail: up to 6 months in jail
  • License Suspension: 90 days drivers license suspension (eligible for restricted driving privileges after 30 days)
  • Ignition Interlock: possible ignition interlock restriction upon license re-instatement for not less than 6 months
  • must complete substance abuse program before drivers license reinstated
  • Missouri SR22 insurance requirement

Second DWI - Drunk Driving Conviction - MISDEMEANOR

The penalty for a second DWI - drunk driving conviction in Missouri:

  • Fine: up to $1,000 fine
  • Jail: up to 1 year in jail
  • License Revocation: 1 to 5 years drivers license revocation
  • Ignition Interlock: mandatory ignition interlock restriction upon license re-instatement for not less than 6 months
  • must complete substance abuse program before drivers license reinstated
  • Missouri SR22 insurance requirement

Third DWI - Drunk Driving Conviction - Felony

The penalty for a third DWI - drunk driving conviction in Missouri:

  • Fine: up to $5,000 fine
  • Jail: up to 5 years in jail
  • License Revocation: 10 years drivers license revocation
  • Ignition Interlock: mandatory ignition interlock restriction upon license re-instatement for not less than 6 months
  • must complete substance abuse program before drivers license reinstated
  • Missouri SR22 insurance requirement

 

Implied consent LAWS

Implied Consent Chemical Testing

It is an offense to refuse to submit to a chemical test in Missouri and implied consent laws are enforced.

Penalties for refusing to submit to a chemical test in Missouri

In Missouri, if the accused refuses to take a chemical test of their blood, breath or urine, their drivers license will be suspended/revoked.

First chemical test refusal

Second (and subsequent) chemical test refusal

NOTE: If a chemical test is refused it can be used in a court of law to help secure a DWI conviction.

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Minimum liability insurance requirements for private passenger vehicles in the state of Missouri

The minimum mandatory liability insurance coverage required in the state of Missouri for private passenger vehicles is (25/50/10). This equates to the following liability coverage:

  • $25,000 bodily injury liability (BIL) per person
  • $50,000 for two or more people in one accident
  • $10,000 property damage liability (PDL) coverage

What is (BIL) Bodily Injury Liability insurance?

(BIL) Bodily Injury Liability insurance coverage will pay for serious and permanent injury or death to other people when a crash is caused by the insured. An auto insurance company will pay for injuries up to the limits specified in an insurance policy and will provide legal representation for the insured in the event someone tries to sue them.

What is (PDL) Property Damage Liability insurance?

(PDL) Property Damage Liability insurance coverage pays for damages an insured driver or members of an insured drivers family cause (and are liable for) to other people's property in a crash involving a motor vehicle.

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Disclaimer: While every effort is made to keep all information up to date, the Missouri drunk driving laws change frequently and the information provided on this web site should not be construed as legal advice, nor is it necessarily complete. Drinkdriving.org shall not be held responsible for any actions a person may take as a result of information gathered from this web site. Consultation with a local Missouri DUI lawyer is recommended in all cases.

 

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Latest Missouri DWI News

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Wed, 26 Sep 2018 08:56:36 GMT

Missouri basketball player Mitchell Smith suspended from team following DUI arrest - Kansas City Star


Kansas City Star

Missouri basketball player Mitchell Smith suspended from team following DUI arrest
Kansas City Star
Missouri basketball forward Mitchell Smith was arrested at 3:34 a.m. Sunday by the Boone County Sheriff's department for driving while intoxicated, according to the department's arrest log. Smith, 20, was released on $500 bond and also charged with ...

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Sun, 23 Sep 2018 16:38:00 GMT

Backup Missouri linebacker Noah Robinson suspended indefinitely after DUI arrest - Kansas City Star


Kansas City Star

Backup Missouri linebacker Noah Robinson suspended indefinitely after DUI arrest
Kansas City Star
Backup Missouri linebacker Noah Robinson is indefinitely suspended from the Tigers football team after he was arrested early Friday morning on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Robinson, 23, a graduate transfer walk-on linebacker from Memphis, Tenn.

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Fri, 14 Sep 2018 16:45:30 GMT

Officer fatally shoots woman accused of murdering neighbor at apartments in Missouri City - KTRK-TV


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Officer fatally shoots woman accused of murdering neighbor at apartments in Missouri City
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This is a mug from a DUI arrest four months ago. Blackwell tested positive for drugs and alcohol at the time. Police aren't sure if she was intoxicated this morning, when she allegedly killed Karl Gomez, 65. #abc13 https://t.co/XSjwGXkbGy pic.twitter ...

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Mon, 10 Sep 2018 17:20:34 GMT

Driver charged with aggravated DWI in I-70 truck rollover - Columbia Missourian


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Driver charged with aggravated DWI in I-70 truck rollover
Columbia Missourian
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when Juan Gonzalez, 44, of Laredo, drove off the right side of the road. He wasn't injured, said Boone County Fire Protection District Assistant Chief Gale Blomenkamp. The crash ...

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Mon, 03 Sep 2018 15:44:18 GMT

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