If you need help with a 5 or 10 year denial REINSTATEMENT ACTION, then you've come to the right place. We are situated in Jefferson City, which means we are positioned to handle not only reinstatements necessitated by DWI's which occured in central Missouri, but also out of state. All 5 and 10 year denials resulting from DWI's occuring outside of Missouri must be heard in Cole County where our offices are located. This means we do quite a few of these types of cases.
We handle your reinstatement from start to finish, including:
In the state of Missouri, no person may be issued a driver's license (and any driving privilege must be immediately denied) if that person:
In order to reinstate one's driving privilege after five or ten years have passed, the person must file a petition in the circuit court in the Missouri county in which the last conviction was rendered. In the case of those whose most recent conviction occurred outside the state of Missouri, the petition may only be filed here in Jefferson City, in the circuit court of Cole County, Missouri.
After a hearing. the court will order reinstatement of one's driving privilege if several requirements are met, including the following:
If the court determines these requirments are satisfied, the court will order the Department of Revenue to issue a license to the petitioner if the petitioner is otherwise qualified.*
* other requirements will include installing an ignition interlock device on one's vehicle. Applicants living outside Missouri must also satisfy any requirements of the state in which they are requesting a license. For Missouri reinstatement requirements, see here.
Caution: if the minimum period of five or ten years since the last DWI-related conviction has passed, a person may still be ineligible for reinstatement if he has any new offense which is related to alcohol or drugs, or if he has any "alcohol-related enforcement contacts," which are things like an alcohol-related suspension or revocation or a refusal to take a alcohol breath test.
Example: A person is convicted of a third DWI in 2006 and is denied a Missouri license until 2016. In 2009, the person pleads guilty to public intoxication. The person cannot be reinstated in 2016. He will not be eligible for reinstatement until 2019.