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.
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."
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.
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.
Getting a DWI was a major mistake you made. But it is in your past and you want to move forward. Unfortunately, if your driver’s license was suspended when you were charged you will have to go through the process of reinstating it.