Expanded Driving Privilege For MO Drivers
Call our St. Louis Attorneys When Your Rights Are At Stake
Being arrested and convicted of driving while intoxicated can have a serious
impact on your life. In many cases, your driving privileges will be revoked
by the Department of Motor Vehicles and the court, preventing you from
getting to your place of employment, important appointments, and even
being able to drive your children. Luckily, someone that does not have
their current driving privileges does not need to despair. The court allows
for those with a
DWI to apply for expanded driving privileges. The purpose of attaining an
expanded driving privilege is to allow a person to drive to and from important
places, such as work and school, without fear of penalty.
Living with a DWI conviction can be hard enough. Losing the right to drive
only makes it even harder. When you have important responsibilities, you
cannot afford to let a DWI prevent you from accessing your responsibilities.
Schedule a free consultation with a former prosecuting attorney at
Millikan Wright, LLC. When you have been arrested for a St. Louis DWI offense, you need an
attorney by your side.
When can I drive after a DWI?
In Missouri law, Section 302.309.3(2) RSMo expands the privilege to drive
when extenuating circumstances are involved.
Under the LDP statute, limited privileges may be granted for the following purposes:
- Business, occupation or employment reasons
- To seek medical attention or treatment
- For the purpose of attending an educational institution
- The attendance of an alcohol or drug treatment
- Seeking the required services of an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) provider
- Other circumstances found to create an undue hardship on operator
The “other circumstances” allows for the possibility of an
operator to drive in situations where the inability to drive creates a
serious problem for him or herself or their loved ones. Circumstances
such as an individual who cares for a disabled child or elderly parent
may be allowed to drive to and from the parent’s home and doctor’s
The request for an expanded limited driving privilege must be included
in the LDP application submitted to the Department of Revenue. The request
should set out specific locations that the operator is requesting to drive
to and from. Upon providing proof that this is in fact a hardship, the
Department of Revenue will likely grant the expansion of the limited permit
to include the locations listed on the LDP application.
Working with a St. Louis DWI Defense Lawyer Can Help You
The best thing you can have on your side is impassioned and aggressive
penalties for a DWI can be extremely harsh and long-lasting, solely aimed at punishing the
offender. You do not deserve to have this difficult time be made any harder.
When you work with Millikan Wright, LLC, you can be confident that our
team is looking out for your best interests. Your life does not end with
a DWI conviction, and we want to make sure that it has the smallest overall
effect on your life as possible.
Learn more about expanded driving privileges by speaking with a St. Louis
DWI lawyer on our team.
Call our office today to get started!