Missouri DWI Penalties

Missouri participates in the point system for traffic and DWI violations.

If you are convicted of this violation, you will be assessed points against your license., your license can be suspended for ninety days or revoked if you submit to a breathalyzer test and your blood alcohol content (BAC) level is over the legal limit of .08 or if you refuse the breathalyzer test. This suspense is automatic when excess BAC levels are detected. So even if you are successful in contesting a criminal charge, you still could face the loss of your license for at least 90 days for a first-time DWI or BAC conviction. Penalties grow increasingly severe for second time offenses, particularly within a five-year period. You can lose your license for one year or up to five years.   After three convictions, you will lose your license for ten years.