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Missouri Joins Trend – Rejects Double Jeopardy Defense to DWI

Drunk drivers are subject to criminal prosecution and license revocation without violation of the Double Jeopardy Clause, the Missouri Supreme Court has held in an eagerly-awaited decision. The Court said this is because the primary purpose of the civil revocation statute is highway safety and is therefore remedial rather than punitive. The decision places Missouri among the ...

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