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Title XIX MOTOR VEHICLES, WATERCRAFT AND AVIATION

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  302.400.  Suspension or revocation of driving privileges, persons under twenty-one years of age — violation of certain laws — surrender of licenses — court to forward to director of revenue — period of suspension. — 1.  A court of competent jurisdiction shall, upon a finding of guilt, or, if the court is a juvenile court, upon a finding of fact that the offense was committed by a juvenile, enter an order suspending or revoking the driving privileges of any person determined to have committed one of the following offenses and who, at the time said offense was committed, was under twenty-one years of age:

  (1)  Any alcohol-related traffic offense in violation of state law or a county or municipal ordinance, where the defendant was represented by an attorney or waived the right to an attorney in writing;

  (2)  Any offense in violation of state law or a county or municipal ordinance, where the defendant was represented by an attorney or waived the right to an attorney in writing, involving the possession or use of alcohol, committed while operating a motor vehicle;

  (3)  Any offense involving the possession or use of a controlled substance as defined in chapter 195 in violation of state law or a county or municipal ordinance, where the defendant was represented by an attorney or waived the right to an attorney in writing;

  (4)  Any offense involving the alteration, modification, or misrepresentation of a license to operate a motor vehicle in violation of section 311.328;

  (5)  Any subsequent offense in violation of state law or a county or municipal ordinance, where the defendant was represented by, or waived in writing the right to, an attorney, involving the possession or use of alcohol; except that a determination of guilt or its equivalent shall have been made for the first offense and both offenses shall have been committed by the person when the person was under eighteen years of age.

  2.  A court of competent jurisdiction shall, upon a finding of guilt, or, if the court is a juvenile court, upon a finding of fact that the offense was committed by a juvenile, enter an order suspending or revoking the driving privileges of any person determined to have committed a violation of section 311.325 and who, at the time said violation was committed, was more than fifteen years of age and under twenty-one years of age.

  3.  The court shall require the person against whom a court has entered an order suspending or revoking driving privileges under subsections 1 and 2 of this section to surrender any license to operate a motor vehicle, temporary instruction permit, intermediate driver's license, or any other driving privilege then held by such person.

  4.  The court, if other than a juvenile court, shall forward to the director of revenue the order of suspension or revocation of driving privileges and any licenses, temporary instruction permits, intermediate driver's licenses, or any other driving privilege acquired under subsection 3 of this section.

  5.  (1)  Notwithstanding chapter 211 to the contrary, the court, if a juvenile court, shall forward to the director of revenue the order of suspension or revocation of driving privileges and any licenses, temporary instruction permits, intermediate driver's licenses, or any other driving privilege acquired under subsection 3 of this section for any person sixteen years of age or older.

  (2)  Notwithstanding chapter 211 to the contrary, the court, if a juvenile court, shall hold the order of suspension or revocation of driving privileges for any person less than sixteen years of age until thirty days before the person's sixteenth birthday, at which time the juvenile court shall forward to the director of revenue the order of suspension or revocation of driving privileges.

  6.  The period of suspension for a first offense under subsection 1 of this section shall be ninety days.  Any second or subsequent offense under subsection 1 of this section shall result in revocation of the offender's driving privileges for one year.  The period of suspension for a first offense under subsection 2 of this section shall be thirty days.  The period of suspension for a second offense under subsection 2 of this section shall be ninety days.  Any third or subsequent offense under subsection 2 of this section shall result in revocation of the offender's driving privileges for one year.

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(L. 1987 S.B. 230 § 1, A.L. 1991 S.B. 125 & 341, A.L. 2005 H.B. 353 merged with S.B. 37, et al. merged with S.B. 402, A.L. 2014 S.B. 491)

Transferred 2014; formerly 577.500; Effective 1-01-17


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