Missouri DWI Laws

Have you been charged with a DWI in Missouri?

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In the State of Missouri, there are two separate set of laws that apply to most Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) cases.

The first set of laws deal with the Criminal Consequences of your DWI arrest. The second set of laws deal with the effect that your DWI will have on your Missouri Driver’s License. These laws can be very complex as well as the vast amount of case law from the courts who have interpreted these laws.

Our experienced DWI Attorneys Know the Law and Can Answer Questions Such as:

  • Is my DWI a felony or misdemeanor?
  • What is the legal limit for alcohol in the state of Missouri?
  • How long does it take for a DWI to come off your record in Missouri?
  • Will I lose my driver’s license for a DWI? If so, for how long?
  • Can I get a hardship license?
  • Can I fight a DWI charge?

DWI Laws change frequently in the state of Missouri. Our Lawyers keep up with these changes so that we can give our client’s the most accurate information possible. We also know that different courts treat DWI charges differently. What may be standard practice in one court isn’t necessarily the same in another court.

Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) Laws in Missouri

Below are links to the current Missouri statutes that relate to DWIs. If you’d like to better educate yourself, we’ve listed them here for your convenience.

Alcohol- and Drug-Related Convictions

Statutory References: 302.060302.302577.010, and 577.012, RSMo

Administrative Alcohol Arrests

Statutory References: 302.500 through 302.540, RSMo

Alcohol/Drug Test Refusals

Statutory Reference: 302.574 and 577.041, RSMo


The Lampin Law Firm offers free consultations to individuals who have been charged with DWI/DUI, whether you live in the state or not. We can answer your questions and explain how the law applies to your unique case.


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