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Not Guilty Verdict – Client Accused of Recklessly Exposing Another to HIV

Case Conclusion Date: September 6, 2013

Outcome: Not Guilty

Description: Our client was accused of four counts of Recklessly Exposing Another with HIV. The accuser and our client were in a relationship for two years, all while the client was undergoing intense treatment for his disease.

Despite substantial evidence to the contrary, the accuser claimed she was never informed of the disease. On the stand, her story quickly unravelled.

After a three day trial in the CIty of St.

Reinstatement Requirements for Alcohol Convictions, Administrative Alcohol Arrests, and Alcohol/Drug Test Refusals

A person whose driving privilege is suspended/revoked/denied may have his or her driving privilege reinstated after the suspension/revocation/denial period is served if all requirements are filed with the Department of Revenue. If a driver does not satisfy the reinstatement requirements, the driving privilege remains suspended/revoked/denied.

The reinstatement requirements are:

Send the following items to the Driver License Bureau, 301West High Street, Room 470, PO Box 200, Jefferson City, MO 65105-0200, before the suspension/revocation/denial period ends:

  1. Substance Abuse Traffic Offender Program (SATOP) completion form or a comparable program form.

What is an Ignition Interlock Device (IID), and do I need one?

If you have been convicted more than once for driving while intoxicated (DWI), driving with a blood alcohol concentration level (BAC), or driving under the influence of drugs (DUID), you are required to have an IID installed on any vehicle you operate. It must be maintained for six months following the reinstatement date.

An Ignition Interlock Device (IID) is a handheld breath-testing device that is connected to the vehicle’s ignition, horn, and headlights.  To start the vehicle, a driver must breathe into the device without registering a blood alcohol concentration (BAC).

How long do I need to keep an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) on my vehicle?

If you are required to have an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) installed on your vehicle, the IID must be maintained for six months from the reinstatement date. You must report to a certified IID vendor each month for maintenance to ensure the device is working properly.

In the case that you have a Limited Driving Privilege (LDP) and an IID installed, the IID must be maintained for the duration of the LDP.