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5 & 10 Year License Denials in St. Louis

Multiple convictions of alcohol related offenses in Missouri will result in a denial of driving privileges for a five (5) or ten (10) year period. While there are many nuances to the law, Missouri statutes essentially state:

  • A second conviction for driving while intoxicated (DWI) in a five year period will result in five-year license denial.
  • A third or more conviction for driving while intoxicated (DWI) in a five year period will result in a ten-year license denial.

After the respective denial period, either five years or ten years, driving privileges may be restored by court order only. In a ten-year denial, the driver must obtain an order of reinstatement from the circuit court in the county where the last conviction occurred after serving the ten-year period. However, a person may be able to gain driving privileges sooner by obtaining a Limited Driving Privilege through the court, often called a "Hardship" license.

Five Year License Denial - Limited Driving Privilege

After serving at least two years of the five-year denial, you may be eligible to apply for a Limited Driving Privilege through the court.

Ten Year License Denial - Limited Driving Privilege

After serving at least three years of the ten-year denial, you may be eligible to apply for a Limited Driving Privilege through the court.

Reinstatement

Driving privileges may be reinstated after the suspension or revocation period is served, provided all requirements are filed with the Missouri Department of Revenue. Drivers not satisfying the reinstatement requirements of the State will continue to have their driving privileges suspended or revoked.

If driving privileges were suspended or revoked for points assessed resulting from an alcohol related conviction, the driver must meet the following requirements to have privileges reinstated:

Contact us online or call 314.621.0622 (877.621.0622 Toll Free) for a FREE consultation and learn how the law applies to your specific situation. As former police officers and a former prosecuting attorney, we know potential pitfalls in the investigative process. As criminal defense attorneys, we know how to afford you protection under the law. Our education and experience mak a difference.

The Missouri Criminal Defense Attorneys of Millikan Wright LLC focus serving the needs of the greater St. Louis Metropolitan area. On the Missouri side, our criminal lawyers defend people in St. Louis city, St. Louis county, Jefferson county, Franklin county, St. Charles county, and Lincoln county. On the Illinois side, our attorneys represent people hurt in Madison county, St. Clair county and Monroe county.