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Driving While Suspended

St. Louis Driving While Suspended Lawyer

A charge of driving while revoked or driving while suspended can have a devastating impact by subjecting you to a hefty fine, a longer suspension or revocation period, and even jail time.

An individual’s driver’s license may be suspended or revoked for a variety of reasons. A judge may issue a driver’s license suspension order due to an individual’s failure to comply with a court order, failure to pay child support, failure to pay parking tickets, and/or failure to appear in court. The Missouri Department of Revenue may also administratively suspend a driver’s license. This typically occurs as a result of a driver accumulating too many points within a certain period of time for moving violations.

Accumulation of Points on Your Driving Record

If you accumulate a total of 4 points in 12 months, the Missouri Department of Revenue will send you a point accumulation advisory letter. This letter essentially serves as a warning to notify you that you are approaching the limit for the maximum points allowed on your driving record before you are suspended.

If you accumulate a total of 8 or more points in 18 months, your driving privilege will be suspended. Below are the consequences for accumulating 8 points in 18 months:

Your driving privilege will be revoked for one year if you accumulate:

Penalties for Driving While Suspended/Revoked

A conviction of driving while suspended/revoked may be a misdemeanor offense or a felony offense, depending on the specific circumstances. A first offense of driving while suspended/revoked is classified as a Class D misdemeanor in Missouri. A second or third offense will be charged as a Class A misdemeanor.  Any subsequent offense can be charged as a Class E felony.

Call the St. Louis and Jefferson County, MO Driving While Suspended/Revoked Lawyers of Henderson Law Group

Contact the criminal defense lawyers of Henderson Law Group today for a free consultation and to learn how the law applies to your specific charge. We will work tirelessly to prevent you from serving any jail time, while minimizing the damage that can result from a driving while suspended/revoked charge. We understand the serious nature of a driving while suspended/revoked charge and that is why we are available 24/7.