Case summaries for Aug. 7 – Aug. 13
SIS Is Not a Conviction
Statutes requires revocation of driver’s license “upon a finding of guilt to a violation of [a statute] for one year from the date of conviction.” That statute requires both a finding of guilt and a conviction. Conviction means the final judgment in a criminal action, which does not happen until imposition of sentence, so when circuit suspends imposition of sentence, no conviction has happened. The Director of Revenue revoked respondent’s license on a suspended imposition of sentence, the circuit court reinstated respondent’s license, and the Court of Appeals affirms the circuit court.
Spencer Bradley Ekstam, Respondent, vs. Director of Revenue, State of Missouri, Appellant.
Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District – ED108230