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Points for Alcohol-Related Traffic Convictions

In Missouri, a conviction for a DWI or BAC will result in the imposition of 8 penalty points on your driver’s license if you haven’t had any previous alcohol-related convictions and 12 points if you do.

A 90 day suspension will result from a first conviction for DWI or BAC.  However, you may be eligible for a limited driving privilege for the entire period if you have an ignition interlock device installed on your vehicle and file proof of insurance (“Sr-22”). Otherwise, you will not be able to drive during the first 30 days of the suspension, but may be eligible for a restricted driving privilege for the balance of the suspension period.

A one year revocation will result from a second or subsequent conviction for DWI or BAC in your lifetime. For the first 30 days of the revocation, you will not be able to drive legally. After the 30 day “hard walk” period, you may be eligible for a limited driving if you have an ignition interlock device installed on your vehicle and file proof of insurance (“Sr-22”). You will also be required to keep the interlock on your vehicle for an addition six months from the time your license is reinstated.

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