1. If a Missouri resident charged with a moving traffic violation of this state or
any county or municipality of this state fails to dispose of the charges of which
the resident is accused through authorized prepayment of fine and court costs and
fails to appear on the return date or at any subsequent date to which the case has
been continued, or without good cause fails to pay any fine or court costs assessed
against the resident for any such violation within the period of time specified or
in such installments as approved by the court or as otherwise provided by law, any
court having jurisdiction over the charges shall within ten days of the failure to
comply inform the defendant by ordinary mail at the last address shown on the court
records that the court will order the director of revenue to suspend the defendant's
driving privileges if the charges are not disposed of and fully paid within thirty
days from the date of mailing. Thereafter, if the defendant fails to timely act to dispose of the charges and fully
pay any applicable fines and court costs, the court shall notify the director of revenue
of such failure and of the pending charges against the defendant. Upon receipt of this notification, the director shall suspend the license of the
driver, effective immediately, and provide notice of the suspension to the driver
at the last address for the driver shown on the records of the department of revenue. Such suspension shall remain in effect until the court with the subject pending
charge requests setting aside the noncompliance suspension pending final disposition,
or satisfactory evidence of disposition of pending charges and payment of fine and
court costs, if applicable, is furnished to the director by the individual. The filing of financial responsibility with the bureau of safety responsibility,
department of revenue, shall not be required as a condition of reinstatement of a
driver's license suspended solely under the provisions of this section.
2. The provisions of subsection 1 of this section shall not apply to minor traffic
violations as defined in section 479.350.
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