Conviction of three or more DWI’s within 10 years may result in a driver being deemed a “Persistent Offender” and guilty of a Class D felony. There will also be a 10 year loss of driving privileges.
- JAIL: Up to five (5) years in prison.
- FINE: Up to $5,000.00, plus court costs.
- PROBATION: Missouri law prohibits a Suspended Execution of Sentence (SES) for a felony DWI. The court may suspend execution of sentence after 10 days in jail or 60 days of community service. The driver will then be placed on probation.
- REVOCATION OF DRIVER’S LICENSE: Upon a third or subsequent criminal conviction for DWI, a driver’s license is revoked for 10 years regardless of how old the two prior convictions are. These suspensions go on the person’s driving record. If convicted of a felony DWI, no hardship license is available. If the third DWI is not a felony, a hardship license may be applied for after 3 years.