What is a Traffic Lawyer?
A Kansas or Missouri traffic attorney specializes in representing individuals in Kansas City metro and Statewide KS and MO traffic courts who have received traffic and speeding tickets (including red light, stop sign, failure to yield, failure to provide insurance, expired tags/registration, driving under the influence (DUI, OUI, DWI), hit and run/leaving the scene, driving with a suspended or revoked license and all other traffic violations.
How Can a Traffic Lawyer help you?
A traffic lawyer can help you with tickets and other charges in the following potential ways: (1) Keep points or moving violations off of your MVR (Motor Vehicle Record) or Driving Record by negotiating with the Prosecutor or District Attorney to “amend” or “fix” charges to lesser offenses; (2) Keep you out of jail. Many traffic violations call for mandatory jail time according to Missouri and Kansas state law, including but not limited to, DUI, Driving While Suspended/Revoked, Hit and Run/Leaving the Scene of an Injury Accident, Reckless Driving, Vehicular Manslaughter, and others.; (3) Save you money. In most cases, pleading guilty to a traffic ticket will put points or moving violations on your record. Insurance companies randomly scan driving records and increase premiums when points are identified, typically for the duration of the points on your license (3-5 years). When you consider the long term insurance rate increase, it makes financial sense to hire a lawyer to help you keep this violation off of your record; (4) Keep you Driving. Many charges or accumulating too many smaller charges will cause your license to become suspended. Kansas and Missouri are very tough on your license. We have seen many situations where our clients did not even know their license was suspended until they were pulled over by an officer, and the typical reason is because the client just paid the fine and pled guilty to simple tickets like speeding; (5) Help you Reinstate your License. We correspond with the State of Kansas and Missouri on a daily basis to help our clients reinstate their license. We can quickly identify why your license is suspended and what you can do to get it reinstated. In many cases, all it takes is a simple reinstatement fee or an SR-22 insurance requirement.
Where do we Practice? Kansas and Missouri Courts, including:
Johnson County, KS: Prairie Village, Lenexa, Mission Hills, Mission, Westwood Hills, Gardner, Mission Woods, Westwood, Fairway, Roeland Park, Mission, Leawood, Olathe, Overland Park, Shawnee, Merriam, Paola, Spring Hill
Leavenworth County, KS: Leavenworth, Lansing, Tonganoxie, Basehor, Linwood, Easton, Bonner Springs
Wyandotte County, KS: Kansas City, KS (KCK), Edwardsville, Lake Quivira, PiperDouglas County, KS: Lawrence, Eudora, Baldwin City, LeCompton
Miami County, KS: Paola, Osawatomie, Spring Hill, Louisburg, Fontana
Shawnee County, KS: Topeka, Silver Lake, Auburn, Rossville, Willard
Franklin County, KS: Ottawa, Wellsville, Pomona, Richmond, Williamsburg, Princeton, Lane, RantoulBourbon County, KS: Fort Scott, Bronson, Uniontown, Fulton
Cass County, MO: Archie, Baldwin Park, Belton, Cleveland, Creighton, East Lynne, Freeman, Garden City, Gunn City, Harrisonville, Kansas City, Lake Annette, Lake Winnebago, Lee's Summit, Loch Lloyd, Peculiar, Pleasant Hill, Raymore, Strasburg, West Line
Platte County, MO: Dearborn, East Leavenworth, Edgerton, Farley, Ferrelview, Kansas City, Lake Waukomis, Northmoor, Parkville, Platte City, Platte Woods, Riverside, Tracy, Waldron, Weatherby Lake, Weston
Clay County, MO: Avondale, Birmingham, Claycomo, Ectonville, Excelsior Estates, Excelsior Springs, Gladstone, Glenaire, Holt, Kansas City, Kearney, Lawson, Liberty, Missouri City, Mosby, North Kansas City, Oaks, Oakview, Oakwood, Oakwood Park, Pleasant Valley, Prathersville, Randolph, Smithville, Sugar Creek
Jackson County, MO: Blue Springs, Blue Summit, Buckner, Grain Valley, Grandview, Greenwood, Independence, Kansas City, Lake Lotawana, Lake Tapawingo, Lee's Summit, Levasy, Lone Jack, Oak Grove, Raytown, River Bend Sibley, Sugar Creek, Unity Village
Johnson County, MO: Centerview, Chilhowee, Holden, Kingsville, Knob Noster, La Tour, Leeton, Warrensburg
Bates County, MO: Adrian, Amoret, Amsterdam, Butler, Drexel, Rich Hill, RockvilleLafayette County, MO: Alma, Aullville, Bates City, Blackburn, Concordia, Corder, Dover, Emma, Higginsville, Lake Lafayette, Lexington, Mayview, Napoleon, Oak Grove, Odessa, Waverly, Wellington
Pettis County, MO: Green Ridge, Houstonia, Hughesville, Ionia, La Monte, Sedalia, Smithton, Windsor
Pulaski County, MO: Crocker, Dixon, Hooker, Laquey, Richland, St. Robert, Swedeborg, Waynesville
If you Hire Us, do You have to go to Court? In a lot of cases, the answer is No. One of the benefits of hiring a traffic lawyer is that we handle Court appearances on your behalf. For most simple tickets, such as speeding, your appearance is generally not required.
What can you expect to Pay for a Traffic Lawyer? We offer upfront, flat fee pricing. You will not have to pay us on an hourly basis, and we generally do not charge additional fees for appearing multiple times in Court for your case. Speeding ticket rates range between $95.00 and $150.00; more complex traffic matters involving insurance, registration, suspended licenses, and accidents range between $200.00 and $750.00; Serious traffic matters, such as hit and run, vehicular manslaughter, and DUI./DWI can range between $1,000.00 and $10,000.00. Each case has different characteristics so it is necessary to contact us for an exact quote for your case.
Topic #2: Suspended Licenses
Kansas and Missouri License Laws are harsh. It is not difficult to find yourself in a license suspension or revocation situation. Many of our clients did not even know their KS or MO license was suspended or revoked. If you are stopped and charged with driving while license is suspended, cancelled or revoked, you should not take this lightly. If convicted, you face jail time, serious fines and more license problems. Our office represents hundreds of people with license issues. We can help you by keeping points or moving violations off of your record (in most instances), protect you from jail, and help you get your license reinstated.
Kansas Driving While Suspended: Our attorneys have saved many clients from further license suspensions, jail time, and hardship by fighting for them in traffic court. Kansas License Suspension Law is tough. You should not go at this alone. Review the KS law below.
The Statute:(a) (1) Any person who drives a motor vehicle on any highway of this state at a time when such person's privilege so to do is canceled, suspended or revoked or while such person's privilege to obtain a driver's license is suspended or revoked pursuant to K.S.A. 8-252a, and amendments thereto, shall be guilty of a class B nonperson misdemeanor on the first conviction and a class A nonperson misdemeanor on the second or subsequent conviction.
(2) No person shall be convicted under this section if such person was entitled at the time of arrest under K.S.A. 8-257, and amendments thereto, to the return of such person's driver's license.
(3) Except as otherwise provided by subsection (a)(4) or (c), every person convicted under this section shall be sentenced to at least five days' imprisonment and fined at least $100 and upon a second conviction shall not be eligible for parole until completion of five days' imprisonment.
(4) Except as otherwise provided by subsection (c), if a person: (A) Is convicted of a violation of this section, committed while the person's privilege to drive or privilege to obtain a driver's license was suspended or revoked for a violation of K.S.A. 8-1567, and amendments thereto, or any ordinance of any city or resolution of any county or a law of another state, which ordinance or law prohibits the acts prohibited by that statute; and (B) is or has been also convicted of a violation of K.S.A. 8-1567, and amendments thereto, or of a municipal ordinance or law of another state, which ordinance or law prohibits the acts prohibited by that statute, committed while the person's privilege to drive or privilege to obtain a driver's license was so suspended or revoked, the person shall not be eligible for suspension of sentence, probation or parole until the person has served at least 90 days' imprisonment, and any fine imposed on such person shall be in addition to such a term of imprisonment.
(b) The division, upon receiving a record of the conviction of any person under this section, or any ordinance of any city or resolution of any county or a law of another state which is in substantial conformity with this section, upon a charge of driving a vehicle while the license of such person is revoked or suspended, shall extend the period of such suspension or revocation for an additional period of 90 days.
(c) (1) The person found guilty of a class A nonperson misdemeanor on a third or subsequent conviction of this section shall be sentenced to not less than 90 days imprisonment and fined not less than $1,500 if such person's privilege to drive a motor vehicle is canceled, suspended or revoked because such person:
(A) Refused to submit and complete any test of blood, breath or urine requested by law enforcement excluding the preliminary screening test as set forth in K.S.A. 8-1012, and amendments thereto;
(B) was convicted of violating the provisions of K.S.A. 40-3104, and amendments thereto, relating to motor vehicle liability insurance coverage;
(C) was convicted of vehicular homicide, K.S.A. 21-3405, and amendments thereto, involuntary manslaughter while driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, K.S.A. 21-3442, and amendments thereto, or any other murder or manslaughter crime resulting from the operation of a motor vehicle; or
(D) was convicted of being a habitual violator, K.S.A. 8-287, and amendments thereto.
(2) The person convicted shall not be eligible for release on probation, suspension or reduction of sentence or parole until the person has served at least 90 days' imprisonment. The 90 days' imprisonment mandated by this subsection may be served in a work release program only after such person has served 48 consecutive hours' imprisonment, provided such work release program requires such person to return to confinement at the end of each day in the work release program. The court may place the person convicted under a house arrest program pursuant to K.S.A. 21-4603b, and amendments thereto, or any municipal ordinance to serve the remainder of the minimum sentence only after such person has served 48 consecutive hours' imprisonment.Missouri Driving While Suspended: Our attorneys have saved many clients from further license suspensions, jail time, and hardship by fighting for them in traffic court. Missouri License Suspension Law is tough. You should not go at this alone. Review the MO law below.The Statute:
302.321. 1. A person commits the crime of driving while revoked if such person operates a motor vehicle on a highway when such person's license or driving privilege has been canceled, suspended, or revoked under the laws of this state or any other state and acts with criminal negligence with respect to knowledge of the fact that such person's driving privilege has been canceled, suspended, or revoked.
2. Any person convicted of driving while revoked is guilty of a class A misdemeanor. Any person with no prior alcohol-related enforcement contacts as defined in section 302.525, convicted a fourth or subsequent time of driving while revoked or a county or municipal ordinance of driving while suspended or revoked where the defendant was represented by or waived the right to an attorney in writing, and where the prior three driving-while-revoked offenses occurred within ten years of the date of occurrence of the present offense; and any person with a prior alcohol-related enforcement contact as defined in section 302.525, convicted a third or subsequent time of driving while revoked or a county or municipal ordinance of driving while suspended or revoked where the defendant was represented by or waived the right to an attorney in writing, and where the prior two driving-while-revoked offenses occurred within ten years of the date of occurrence of the present offense and where the person received and served a sentence of ten days or more on such previous offenses is guilty of a class D felony. No court shall suspend the imposition of sentence as to such a person nor sentence such person to pay a fine in lieu of a term of imprisonment, nor shall such person be eligible for parole or probation until such person has served a minimum of forty-eight consecutive hours of imprisonment, unless as a condition of such parole or probation, such person performs at least ten days involving at least forty hours of community service under the supervision of the court in those jurisdictions which have a recognized program for community service. Driving while revoked is a class D felony on the second or subsequent conviction pursuant to section 577.010, RSMo, or a fourth or subsequent conviction for any other offense.
Topic #3: Kansas DUI
This information is intended to provide an overview of the State's DUI/Drunk Driving Laws. You must act quickly – you only have TEN (10) days to protect your license following a KS DUI.
This information is general in nature, and may not apply to the specific facts of your case each case is different. Your attorney will advise you as to the recommended path of defense upon reviewing your case. Further, Kansas law could change prior to this site being updated so, once again, this is informational in nature and does not replace the advice from a qualified DUI attorney. Call our office today.
Each Kansas DUI case has two separate parts : (1) The administrative case relating to driver's license suspension and (2) The Criminal case relating to criminal jail penalties, fines, and driving privileges.
THE ADMINISTRATIVE HEARING : In most Kansas DUI cases, you only have ten (10) days to request a hearing from the Kansas Driver's License Bureau to challenge the suspension of your Kansas Driver's License. Once a hearing has been properly requested in writing, your Kansas DUI lawyer will have the opportunity to present evidence and testimony to the Hearing Officer. Each case is different, but generally the following issues can be analyzed :Whether the Officer had reasonable grounds to believe you were operating (or attempting to operate) a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs; Whether your actions constituted a legal refusal of a test; Whether the Officer gave you the required notices; Whether the Officer and Breath test machine were certified by the KDHE, and whether the conditions complied with KDHE standards; Whether the testing results were .08% or greater; Whether any field tests were conducted improperly and/or whether your physical condition, weather, or any other factor contributed to the results issued by the Officer; and Any other Issues relevant to your case.
LICENSE SUSPENSION : Kansas DUI law mandates the suspension of your license in each DUI case, which makes it crucial to hire an experienced Kansas DUI Lawyer to do all that is possible to protect your license and driving privileges.
The following is a summary of Kansas DUI law as it relates to your driver's license : (It is important to note that reinstatement fees and other considerations such as alcohol treatment programs may be conditions of your license reinstatement as well)
License Suspension Laws when the Breathalyzer was taken:
1st Breath Test Failure - 30 days suspended / 330 days restricted
1st Breath Test Failure above .15% - 1 year suspension/1 year ignition interlock
2nd & 3rd Breath Test Failure - 1 year suspension/1 year ignition interlock
2nd Breath Test Failure above .15% - 1 year suspension/2 years ignition interlock
3rd Breath Test Failure above .15% - 1 year suspension/3 years ignition interlock
4th Breath Test Failure - 1 year suspension/1 year ignition interlock
4th Breath Test Failure above .15% - 1 year suspension/4 years ignition interlock
5th Occurrence/Conviction - Permanent Revocation
Kansas License Suspension Laws when the Breathalyzer test was refused:
1st Breath Test Refusal - 1 year suspension
2nd Breath Test Refusal - 2 year suspension
3rd Breath Test Refusal - 3 year suspension
4th Breath Test Refusal - 10 year suspension
5th Breath Test Refusal - Permanent suspension
Again, the information above is general in nature. Other factors may apply that subject your Kansas DUI case to different laws, e.g. if you are a minor. It is important to seek counsel from a Kansas DUI lawyer immediately to help you through this difficult process. Please call our offices today at 913-909-8288 or 816-809-9929
KANSAS DUI CRIMINAL CASE : There are number of considerations in every Kansas DUI case. The potential penalties involved are : jail time, fines, driving privilege restriction or suspension, alcohol treatment programs (ADSAP), probation and compliance issues, vehicle impoundment, among others.
The KS law relating to DUI conviction is as follows :
1st Conviction - Class B Misdemeanor. 48 hours to 6 months jail. $500.00 - $1,000.00 court fine range. 30 Day license suspension followed by 330 days restricted. Court ordered alcohol treatment program among other potential Court orders
2nd Conviction - Class A Misdemeanor. 90 days to 1 year jail. $1,000.00 - $1,500.00 court fine range. 1 year suspension followed by 1 year ignition interlock. Court ordered alcohol treatment program among other potential Court orders.
3rd Conviction - Felony. 90 days to 1 year. $1,500.00 - $2,500.00 court fine range. 1 year license suspension followed by 1 year ignition interlock. Court ordered alcohol treatment program among other potential Court orders.4th and Greater : Generally, fines and penalties are increased.
As you can see, it is very important to have a qualified Kansas DUI lawyer on your side. In formulating a defense for your Kansas DUI case, your attorney will consider whether the Prosecution's case is strong enough to support a conviction of DUI, whether the case should be tried, and/or whether a plea bargain or diversion (if eligible) should be sought. Each case is unique and it will not be possible to make this determination until the entire case is analyzed. Your Kansas drunk driving lawyer will secure your driving record, the police reports, videos if available, a thorough interview with you, interviews from any potential witnesses/passengers, and any other relevant information to help determine and recommend the appropriate defense for your KS DUI case.
KS DUI DIVERSION : Kansas DUI law is unique, in that it allows for a diversion in qualifying cases. Generally, you may be eligible for DUI diversion if : (1) this DUI charge is your first offense and you have never entered into a KS DUI diversion before; and (2) there was no accident resulting in personal injury or death. The prosecutor has discretion as to whether or not a DUI diversion will be offered. Kansas DUI Diversion is an agreement between you and the Court where you give up your right to a speedy trial and jury trial in exchange for an opportunity to avoid a conviction for DUI. You will have to pay a fine, agree not to use alcohol or drugs, attend a court ordered alcohol assessment and treatment program, and any other conditions required by the Court. The criminal charge of DUI will be dismissed if you successfully complete all diversion conditions required of you. Diversion can be a good option, but there are a few important considerations before entering any diversion agreement, and they are : (1) your license may still be suspended as a result of the administrative case; (2) for criminal and suspension purposes, your diversion will count as a prior conviction so you are likely to be prosecuted in the 2nd or subsequent case as though you received a DUI conviction in your diversion case; and (3) if you do not complete the diversion, your case will be processed with the Court on stipulated facts from the Officer reports and other evidence, which means your defense lawyer cannot submit or challenge the prosecution's evidence in the defense of your case.
A Kansas DUI is a serious matter. You need a serious and experienced Kansas DUI attorney. Please call our office today to schedule an appointment : 816-809-9929 or 913-909-8288.
We handle DUI cases in the following cities and counties in Kansas : Johnson County, Miami County, Leavenworth County, Shawnee County, Wyandotte County, Douglas County, Overland Park, Olathe, Lenexa, Shawnee, Merriam, Leavenworth, Lawrence, Topeka, Paola, Spring Hill, Leawood, Prairie Village, Mission Hills, Fairway, Roeland Park, Kansas City, KS, Mission, and other nearby areas.
Topic #4: Missouri DWI
Act quickly. You only have 15 days to take action to protect your license after being stopped and arrested for DWI.
Information taken from the Missouri Department of Revenue Website. When an individual is stopped/arrested upon probable cause that they were driving a vehicle while their blood alcohol level was over the legal limit, two separate sections of Missouri law govern the arrest and suspension/revocation of the driving privilege:
The Criminal Case. This law deals with the ticket that was issued. If an individual is convicted of an alcohol offense, the court sends a copy of the conviction to the department, and the proper points are assessed to the individual’s driving record. Subsequently, an individual's driving privilege may be suspended or revoked for accumulation of points. Every Missouri DWI calls for jail time by statute, which is why it is very important to be represented by Counsel at every stage of the process. We have achieved many favorable results over the years for our clients.
Administrative Alcohol Case/Driver License Suspension Hearing.
This law initiates a suspension or revocation of the driving privilege if an individual's blood alcohol content level is over the legal limit. This is an automatic suspension/revocation (unless appealed and won through the Administrative Hearing or Trial DeNovo process) even if the ticket was disposed of in court or reduced to a lesser charge.
Statutory References: 302.302, 577.010, and 577.012, RSMo
Points are added to a driver's record for an alcohol related traffic conviction. See below for the number of points assessed and more information on First and Multiple Convictions.
1. First conviction for excessive blood alcohol content (BAC)
2. First conviction for driving while intoxicated (DWI) or driving under the influence of drugs (DUID)
3. Commercial motor vehicle .04%
A first-time DWI or BAC conviction results in a 30-day suspension. After the 30-day suspension, the driver may receive a 60-day restricted driving privilege. The driver is eligible for full reinstatement after 90 days if all reinstatement requirements are met. A person convicted of operating a commercial motor vehicle while his or her alcohol content is .04% will be assessed 2 points and disqualified from driving a commercial motor vehicle for one year.
A driver convicted of a second alcohol offense, regardless of the length of time between convictions, is normally revoked for a period of one year. A driver convicted a second time for an alcohol offense within a five-year period may also receive a five-year license denial.
A 10-year license denial is imposed against any individual convicted three or more times for an alcohol offense. After ten years, the privilege to drive can be restored only by court order.
Administrative Alcohol Arrests
Statutory References: 302.500 through 302.540
A person arrested for driving with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or higher is processed administratively as well as criminally. Minors arrested or stopped with .020% or more blood alcohol content are also subject to the administrative sanctions under section 302.500 through 302.540.
The arresting officer completes and sends information to the Department of Revenue, including the following.
1. Alcohol Influence Report form (AIR).
2. Missouri Uniform Complaint and Summons, or warrant, if applicable.
3. Notice of Suspension/Revocation of Driving Privilege and Temporary 15-Day Driving Permit (this will only be issued if the individual's license is taken).
4. Missouri Driver License, if secured.
The driver has 15 days from the date their Notice of Suspension/Revocation is issued to request an administrative hearing. If requested, a hearing is scheduled by the Department of Revenue in the county of arrest or may be held by telephone. In most cases, the administrative records are sufficient to serve as the arresting officer's testimony during the administrative hearing. In some instances, however, the arresting officer may be subpoenaed to appear.
If the action is upheld, the driver license is suspended or revoked based on the prior five-year driver record. If convicted or suspended during the past five years for an alcohol-related law enforcement contact, the person is revoked for one year, and if not, a 30-day suspension is imposed. The 30-day suspension is followed by a 60-day restricted driving privilege. The effective date of the suspension or revocation is 15 days after the final order of the hearing officer is mailed from the Department of Revenue.
If the driver does not request a hearing, a suspension or revocation begins on the 15th day after the arrest, and is final.
If the suspension/revocation is upheld at the administrative hearing, the individual can petition the circuit court for further review. The suspension or revocation is still imposed even though a circuit court review is pending. If the court upholds the arrest, the driver serves any remaining time for the original suspension or revocation period and must meet the reinstatement requirements. If the court overturns the arrest, the suspension or revocation is canceled and the license is returned, if applicable.
Alcohol/Drug Test Refusals
Statutory Reference: 577.041
Missouri's implied consent law requires a driver to submit to an alcohol and/or drug test when requested by a law enforcement officer. If the driver refuses to submit to the test, the license is revoked for one year.
Initial notice of the refusal should be served by the arresting officer. The officer completes and sends information to the Department of Revenue utilizing an Alcohol Influence Report form. The arresting officer will take possession of any valid Missouri driver license the driver has in his or her possession and issue a 15-day permit, if applicable. Any continued driving beyond the initial 15-day period must be pursuant to a court issued stay order. The stay order will temporarily suspend the revocation until the case is settled.
If the court upholds the arrest, the driver serves any remaining time for the original revocation period and must meet the reinstatement requirements. If the court overturns the arrest, the revocation is canceled and the license is returned, if applicable.
Reinstatement Requirements for Alcohol Convictions, Administrative Alcohol Arrests, and Alcohol/Drug Test Refusals
A person whose driving privilege is suspended/revoked/denied may have his or her driving privilege reinstated after the suspension/revocation/denial period is served if all requirements are filed with the Department of Revenue. If a driver does not satisfy the reinstatement requirements, the driving privilege remains suspended/revoked/denied.
The reinstatement requirements are:
Send the following items to the Driver License Bureau, 301West High Street, Room 470, PO Box 200, Jefferson City, MO 65105-0200, before the suspension/revocation/denial period ends:
1. Substance Abuse Traffic Offender Program (SATOP) completion form or a comparable program form. The Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse will notify us after you complete the program. If you have questions regarding SATOP completion forms or comparable programs, please contact the Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse at 573-522-4020 or visit the Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse website.
2. A reinstatement fee in the amount of $45. Payments may be accepted by telephone using the following debit/credit cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express. You may also pay in the form of a cashier’s check, money order, or personal check made payable to the Missouri Department of Revenue. Please include your full name, address, date of birth, and driver license number on the payment. The Department of Revenue may electronically resubmit checks returned for insufficient funds.
3. Proof of financial responsibility, commonly filed as an SR-22. Contact your local insurance company or agent for information regarding this form. You must file and maintain proof of financial responsibility for two years from the date your license suspension or revocation began. If you do not, your driving privilege will be suspended again for the remainder of the two-year period. However, proof of financial responsibility is not required for minors suspended on a first offense under the zero tolerance law.
4. Proof of installation of an Ignition Interlock Device (IID), if you have more than one alcohol offense, conviction, or alcohol/drug test refusal on your driving record. The installer of the device will notify us after the installation has been completed. This device must be certified by the Missouri Department of Transportation and installed on any vehicle you operate. You must maintain the device for a period of six months from your reinstatement date.
Any driver revoked for at least one year is also required to take and pass the complete driver examination and apply for a new license at proper fee.
Abuse and Lose
Statutory Reference: 577.500 and 577.525
If ordered by the court, anyone under 21 years of age may have his or her driving privilege suspended for 90 days for a first offense or revoked for one year for a subsequent offense for any one of the following reasons:
1. Any alcohol related traffic offense.
2. Any offense involving the possession or use of alcohol while operating a motor vehicle.
3. Any offense involving the possession or use of drugs.
4. Any offense involving the alteration, modification or misrepresentation of a driver license.
5. A second offense involving the possession or use of alcohol by someone under 18 years of age.
If ordered by the court, anyone 21 years of age or older may have his or her driving privilege revoked for one year for possession or use of drugs while driving.
The reinstatement requirements are:
1. Pay a $45 reinstatement fee.
2. Provide proof of successful completion of a Substance Abuse Traffic Offender Program (SATOP) or a comparable program. The Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse will send this form directly to the department after the program has been completed. Any questions regarding SATOP comparable programs should be directed to a certified SATOP Offender Management Unit or the Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse at (573) 522-4020.