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Obtaining a restricted driving privilege after a Missouri DWI

On Behalf of | Feb 28, 2024 | DUI/DWI |

After a conviction for driving while intoxicated in Missouri, individuals may be able to obtain a restricted driving privilege. This privilege allows them to drive under certain conditions.

Understanding the process and requirements for obtaining an RDP is helpful for anyone looking to regain their driving privileges after a DWI.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for an RDP after a DWI, individuals must meet certain criteria. Generally, eligibility is contingent upon taking certain steps. Individuals must complete a mandatory suspension period, attend substance abuse education or treatment programs and show a genuine need for driving privileges. Individuals must also comply with court-ordered requirements and provide proof of insurance coverage.

Application process

Obtaining an RDP involves submitting an application to the Missouri Department of Revenue and attending a hearing to review the request. During the hearing, individuals may need to provide documentation supporting their need for driving privileges. They also need to demonstrate their commitment to maintaining sobriety and complying with the terms of the RDP. If approved, individuals will receive a restricted driver’s license allowing them to drive under specified conditions, such as to and from work or school.

Restriction compliance

Once granted an RDP, individuals must adhere to the restrictions outlined by the DOR. Failure to comply with these restrictions or any other court-ordered conditions can result in the revocation of the RDP and further legal consequences.

Obtaining an RDP after a DWI is an important step toward regaining independence. While the process may take time and effort, it gives drivers a way to show their commitment to responsible driving behavior. It also helps them make positive changes in their lives.