Driver's License Suspension Archives

How to get around after a DUI

If you are under arrest for driving under the influence in Missouri, many aspects of your life will change. One major inconvenience is the suspension of your license, and this can cause many issues, especially if you have a job or have children you need to get to and from activities. The good news is you may be eligible for a restricted license, which allows you to get around and live a more normal life. 

What happens if you refuse a breath test in Missouri?

When you sign and submit your driver's license application in Missouri, you agree to succumb to a chemical test should an officer request one of you. Lawmakers refer to this particular agreement as "implied consent." While you may refuse to take a breath test regardless of the implied consent law, the state of Missouri will punish you for breach of contract by revoking your driving privileges for one year. This is known as "Chemical Revocation."

Take the right road to reclaim your privileges

Keeping your license would probably be one of your first priorities if you were arrested for a DUI in Missouri. After all, you could only expect to depend on your friends and family for a certain amount of time before you start to feel like a burden.

What is a hardship license, and am I eligible?

Losing your license after a drunk driving conviction does not mean that you no longer have to go to work or school or fulfill other important obligations where you would need your car. You and other Missouri residents in the same situation may wonder how to get by on a suspended license.

Can I lose my license for a DWI arrest?

If Missouri law enforcement officers arrest you for allegedly driving while intoxicated and/or under the influence of drugs, this alleged criminal offense also constitutes a secondary civil administrative offense. Under Section 302 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, the administrative sanction for this offense is a possible 90-day suspension of your driver's license or a possible one-year revocation.

3 crimes that can lead to driver's license revocation

Many people view driving as a right that they are entitled to and do not realize that it is, in fact, a privilege. You must satisfy several criteria to operate a vehicle legally, and when you fail to maintain these standards, you could lose your driving privileges. When your privileges are taken away for an extended period, your license might be revoked.