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Missouri 3rd Offense DWI

A person convicted of a third DWI offense in Missouri is classified as a “persistent offender” if a person has been found guilty of two or more intoxication-related traffic offenses committed on separate occasions, which is a Class E Felony offense. The penalties for a third offense are as follows:

Jail time: A third offense can result in up to a maximum of 4 years in jail. The mandatory minimum jail sentence is 10 days before you are eligible for probation. The jail sentence may be waived in lieu of 60 days of community service.

Any felony conviction resulting from the use of a motor vehicle (manslaughter, vehicular assault) will result in the imposition of 12 penalty points.

Any person who receives three or more convictions or any combination of DWI or BAC (operating a motor vehicle with a blood-alcohol content of 0.08% or more) or other alcohol contacts within a lifetime will have his or her license revoked, and he or she is not eligible for the return of the license for a minimum of 10 years. the driver may apply for a hardship privilege after three years, with the same exceptions as above.

As a persistent offender shall not be granted parole or probation until he or she has served a minimum of thirty days imprisonment:

(a) Unless as a condition of such parole or probation such person performs at least sixty days of community service under the supervision of the court in those jurisdictions which have a recognized program for community service; or

(b) The offender participates in and successfully completes a program established under section 478.007 or other court-ordered treatment program, if available, and as part of either program, the offender performs at least sixty days of community service under the supervision of the court;

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