What is SATOP?
SATOP is the Substance Abuse Traffic Offender Program. If your license is suspended in conjunction with a DWI, you will have to complete SATOP before being fully reinstated. SATOP is also often a condition of probation on your criminal DWI charge. SATOP consists of an evaluation, and then placement in classes based upon the outcome of your evaluation. Costs vary depending upon your placement. Classes are available at numerous locations across the state.
REMEMBER! Before commencing with SATOP you should discuss the best time to participate with your attorney.
All participants being assessed for SATOP will be required to pay two initial fees:
How Does Satop Work
1. After you have discovered that you are required to enroll in SATOP, you will have to complete an assessment screening at a local Offender Management Unit (OMU). Once this evaluation is completed, a determination will be made with regard to your level of placement. Your placement level will establish the extent of your participation in the program.
2. The following service levels have been established by SATOP:
Who can I contact for more information?
There are many locations to choose from, but here are two that we often suggest:
Community Services of MO, Inc.
1175 Cave Springs Estates Dr.
St. Peters, MO 63376
Eastern Missouri Alternative Sentencing Services, Inc.
2724 Droste Rd.
St. Charles, MO 63301
What should I do if I live out of state, but received a DWI in Missouri?
The state where you live might have an applicable program that can transfer to Missouri. Your local agency will have to fill out and submit this form:
Contact us for more information.