Limited Driving Privilege in Missouri
Learn About Your Options with a St. Louis DWI Lawyer
A limited driving privilege (LDP) license is sometimes referred to as a
"hardship" license. Essentially, this type of license is granted
to someone whose driver's license has been suspended or revoked. At
Millikan Wright, LLC, we understand how important driving is to your job, family and your livelihood,
which is why our attorneys will work with you to negotiate a limited driving
privilege ordered by the court. Being granted a LDP means the driver is
allowed to operate a vehicle under a number of restrictive conditions.
In some circumstances you may even qualify for an
expanded limited driving privilege.
Do I qualify for a limited driving privilege?
Many people do not qualify for a limited driving privilege for a multitude
of reasons. The following are the most common conditions that prevent
someone from obtaining a LDP.
A court shall grant the LDP if the applicant:
- is otherwise eligible
- has filed proof of ignition interlock installation
- has no “alcohol related enforcement contacts” as defined in
Section 302.525.3 RSMo since the
- last conviction that triggered the denial
- the court makes a finding that the applicant’s habits and conduct
show they no longer pose a threat
- to the public safety
Reasons Limited Driving Privilege (LDP) Is Denied:
- You do not have a Missouri Driver's License.
- You did not have an IID (Ignition Interlock Device) installed after a chemical
- You have a conviction for a felony involving the use of a motor vehicle.
- You have a conviction for leaving the scene of an accident.
- You have a disqualification of commercial driving privileges.
You have a conviction for driving a motor vehicle under the influence of
drugs or controlled substances.
- You have a revocation for failure to pass a Department of Revenue driving
or medical examination.
- You have a suspension for an unsatisfied motor vehicle accident judgment.
- You have a suspension for failure to pay ticket(s) in Missouri or in another state.
What can I expect from a LDP license?
Effective July 5, 2013, the law in Missouri on limited driving privileges
An overview of Section 302.309 RSMo and the changes therein:
- Removes the 5-year limitation on LDP issuance
- Offenders are now eligible for an LDP on an administrative alcohol revocation
after the 45 day “hard walk” if an Ignition Interlock Device
- Offenders are now eligible for an LDP on a second or subsequent chemical
refusal revocation, after serving an initial 90-day “hard walk”
- It eliminates the “two-Refusal” ineligibility for other LDP
- Ignition interlock device (IID) is now required for first chemical refusal LDPs.
For five and ten year license denials, Section 302.309.3(8)(a) and (b)
RSMo, provides in part as follows:
- Camera and GPS features required for ignition interlock devices (IIDs)
- Eliminates the two year and three year “hard walk” prior to
- Eliminates requirement for criminal history checks for five and ten year
denial LDP applications
- Applicants must be “otherwise eligible” for an LDP. If ineligible,
the person may apply to a DWI court.
If you don’t meet one of these requirements, there may still be additional
options available to you for gaining a limited driving privilege. Our
experienced DWI defense lawyers at Millikan Wright, LLC will evaluate
your individual case to determine what qualifications you may meet in
order to attain an LDP.
Speak With Experienced St. Louis DWI Defense Attorneys
When your driving rights have been revoked due to a DWI conviction, you
face numerous hardships that you should not have to tackle alone. Our
St. Louis DWI defense lawyers can help. When you work with our firm, you
have the experience of a police officer and former prosecutor on your
side, ensuring that we know the tactics used to deny you the rights you are owed.
Find out what Millikan Wright, LLC can do for you after a DWI arrest by
calling our office .