A driver convicted of a first DUI/DWI in Missouri may be subject to incarceration, fines, and other court orders, as well as administrative penalties. Juvenile offenders and those with commercial driver’s licenses may be subject to different penalties.
In Missouri, a DUI is also known as a “DWI” (“Driving While Intoxicated”) will count as a "second offense if it occurred within five years of a previous DWI conviction. Administrative Penalties If you are convicted of a second DUI offense, the following administrative penalties will occur:
A third (lifetime) charge of DWI in Missouri is a Class D felony that can result in up to five years jail time. Penalties of a Third Offense Missouri DWI Consequences of a third offense DWI in Missouri include:
Sobriety checkpoints are legal in Missouri (see 755 S.W.2d 624 (Mo. App. 1988)). These checkpoints (also referred to as "mobile checkpoints" or "roadblocks") are police traffic stops that are not tied to any specific or individual suspicions.