Below is a list of possible penalties if you’re convicted of Driving While Intoxicated. Penalties can be severe for first time offenders, but offenses become progressively worse for subsequent convictions.
- 1st Conviction: Up to a year in jail, or by a fine between $600 and $2,100, or both. Driver’s license suspended for 90 days.
- 2nd Conviction (within five years): Mandatory jail time of at least five days, but up to one year, or instead, mandatory community service for at least 30 days. Mandatory fine of between $1,100 and $5,100. Driver’s license revoked for a year.
- 3rd Conviction: Mandatory jail time of at least 60 days, but up to one year. Mandatory fine of between $2,100 and $10,100. Driver’s license revoked for three years.
- 4th or Subsequent Conviction: Counts as a “Class C felony.” Mandatory jail time of at least one year, but up to ten years. Mandatory fine of between $4,100 and $10,100. Driver’s license revoked for five years.
Convicted drunk drivers will have a criminal record. Unless expunged, a drunk driving conviction may remain on your record forever. Therefore, this information will be available to employers, credit bureaus, and government agencies to see. This is why you should contact an experience DWI attorney immediately.
The Point System Violation Description Table published by the Missouri Department of Revenue can be found here.