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 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.
Terms Used In Missouri Laws 302.725
- Commercial motor vehicle: a motor vehicle designed or regularly used for carrying freight and merchandise, or more than fifteen passengers. See Missouri Laws 302.010
- conviction: means the original judgment of conviction for the purpose of determining the assessment of points, and the date of final judgment affirming the conviction shall be the date determining the beginning of any license suspension or revocation pursuant to section 302. See Missouri Laws 302.010
- Director: the director of revenue acting directly or through the director's authorized officers and agents. See Missouri Laws 302.010
- jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
- License: a license issued by a state to a person which authorizes a person to operate a motor vehicle. See Missouri Laws 302.010
- misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
- Motor vehicle: any self-propelled vehicle not operated exclusively upon tracks except motorized bicycles, as defined in section 307. See Missouri Laws 302.010
- person: may extend and be applied to bodies politic and corporate, and to partnerships and other unincorporated associations. See Missouri Laws 1.020
- probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
- State: when applied to any of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories, and the words "United States" includes such district and territories. See Missouri Laws 1.020
- Vehicle: any mechanical device on wheels, designed primarily for use, or used on highways, except motorized bicycles, vehicles propelled or drawn by horses or human power, or vehicles used exclusively on fixed rails or tracks, or cotton trailers or motorized wheelchairs operated by handicapped persons. See Missouri Laws 302.010
(L. 1989 1st Ex. Sess. H.B. 3, A.L. 1995 H.B. 717, A.L. 2004 S.B.1233, et al.)