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Missouri DWI Crimninal Law – First Offense DWI (driving while intoxicated)

In Missouri, conviction of a first DWI is a Class B misdemeanor.

Conviction of a first offense DWI may be punished by:
* JAIL: Up to a maximum of six (6) months imprisonment.

* FINE: Up to $500.00. Court costs may also be between $10.00 and $100.00.

* PROBATION: The general terms of probation are no drinking, do not break the law, attend SATOP classes, etc. Probation is usually for 1 to 2 years. A conviction with probation is commonly referred to as a “Suspended Imposition of Sentence” or SIS.

* SUSPENSION OF DRIVING PRIVILEGES: A criminal conviction of a first time DUI results in a 30-day suspension of driving privileges followed by a 60-day restriction to driving only to and from work, in the course of employment, or to alcohol treatment. There are no hardships or exemptions available. This suspension goes on the person’s driving record. The court may also require that a person be restricted to driving a motor vehicle which has an ignition interlock device while on probation. The device costs $50.00-100.00 to install and $50.00-$75.00 per month to maintain. A conviction will result in 8 points being assessed against the driver’s license.