Whether it is Halloween or New Year’s Eve, the holiday season is filled with joy and festive events. However, drunk driving accidents and fatalities are more prominent around this time of year compared to other seasons. So if you are planning to host a party or get-together, make sure that you are taking the appropriate steps to prevent your guest from driving drunk after your event ends.
The following are five important tips to help your guests avoid driving home intoxicated:
IMPACT OF DWI CHARGES ON YOUR DRIVING PRIVILEGE
Posted: June 22, 2017
According to Missouri Law, a criminal charge of DWI or excessive BAC often results in additional civil penalties, such as the suspension or revocation of the offender’s driver’s license. In the event of a DWI arrest in which BAC testing results in a .08% or higher, the arresting officer can seize the offender’s license and issue a notice of suspension.
This notice provides a 15-day grace period before the suspension or revocation takes effect. In order to avoid license suspension or revocation, an offender must request an administrative license hearing within 15 days of the arrest/issuance of the suspension notice.
Failure to request a hearing in a timely manner will make an offender ineligible to contest the suspension. It is imperative to understand that the administrative hearing request is separate from any criminal proceedings.