Driving While Suspended

Accumulation of Points on Your Driving Record

If you accumulate a total of 4 points in 12 months, the Missouri Department of Revenue will send you a point accumulation advisory letter.  This letter essentially serves as a warning to notify you that you are approaching the limit for the maximum points allowed on your driving record before you are suspended.

If you accumulate a total of 8 or more points in 18 months, your driving privilege will be suspended. Below are the consequences for accumulating 8 points in 18 months:

  • 1st suspension — 30 days
  • 2nd suspension — 60 days
  • 3rd (or subsequent) suspension — 90 days

Your driving privilege will be revoked for one year if you accumulate:

  • 12 or more points in 12 months
  • 18 or more points in 24 months
  • 24 or more points in 36 months

Penalties for Driving While Suspended/Revoked

A conviction of driving while suspended/revoked may be a misdemeanor offense or a felony offense, depending on the specific circumstances.  A first offense of driving while suspended/revoked is classified as a Class A misdemeanor in Missouri.  Missouri Class A misdemeanors can result in a term of imprisonment for up to one year, and a fine of up to $1,000.00.  Drivers who have had prior convictions of driving while suspended/revoked or other alcohol-related offenses may be facing a felony charge.

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