302.725. Any person who drives a commercial motor vehicle without the proper class of license or applicable endorsements valid for the type of vehicle being operated, or a commercial driver’s instruction permit, or a receipt which indicates the driver is qualified to drive a commercial motor vehicle, or who violates license restrictions in any state, or driving a commercial motor vehicle without a commercial driver’s license in his or her possession shall be guilty of a class A felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement. Source: U.S. DOJ “>misdemeanor. Any individual who provides proof to the court which has jurisdiction over the issued citation by the date the individual must appear in court or pay any fine for such a violation that the individual held a valid commercial driver’s license on the date the citation was issued shall not be guilty of this offense. No court shall suspend the imposition of sentence as to such person nor sentence such person to a fine in lieu of a term of imprisonment, nor shall such person be eligible for parole or probation until he has served a minimum of forty-eight consecutive hours of imprisonment, unless as a condition of such parole or probation, such person performs at least ten days involving at least forty hours of community service under the supervision of the court in those jurisdictions which have a recognized program for community service. Upon receipt of such conviction the director shall disqualify such person’s privilege to drive a commercial motor vehicle pursuant to section 302.755.

(L. 1989 1st Ex. Sess. H.B. 3, A.L. 1995 H.B. 717, A.L. 2004 S.B.1233, et al.)

Effective 9-30-05