MISSOURI TRAFFIC LAW INFORMATION
In Missouri and Illinois, speeding tickets and other moving violations result in points being assessed against your license. For example, depending on whether you were issued municipal or state charges, convictions for speeding tickets carry a penalty of 2-3 points, disobeying traffic signals gets you 1-2 points, etc. This Missouri statute provides for a full, up-to-date list of how many points will be assessed for each particular traffic violation.
Your license will be suspended for one year if you receive 8 or more points in a 12-month period, and revoked if you receive 12
points in a 12-month period. For most people, however, a point revocation is not their main worry - the typical client is most concerned about how much the points associated with a conviction will cause their insurance premiums to rise. Although there is no formula to determine how much a point or two will increase your insurance rates - and I am sure it varies depending on the insurance provider you use - I have had clients tell me that past traffic law convictions have cost them hundreds of dollars in increased insurance expenses.
Clearly then, it is in your best interest to get your tickets fixed, and to do that you need an attorney. I have handled thousands of traffic tickets in courts across Missouri and Illinois. If you have received a ticket for a moving violation, do not risk losing your license and seeing your insurance premiums increase.
With attorney representation your moving violation can likely be negotiated down to a non-moving violation. Further, you won't need to worry about making an inconvenient court appearance. Hiring a lawyer to handle your ticket, while perhaps a higher upfront expense than simply paying the ticket outright, will save you time and money in the long-run.
To discuss your traffic law issue, please contact me anytime. Once you are ready to proceed, everything, including payment, can be done over the phone or through email. Of course, you're also welcomed to make an appointment and stop by. For more information on Missouri and Illinois traffic law please see below for the frequently asked questions section that I have prepared. I have also written up some brief descriptions for some of the more common traffic charges issued in St. Louis and throughout Missouri.
The information provided here is only a brief explanation of Missouri traffic law and traffic tickets and is provided only for informational purposes and may not be directly applicable to your unique case. Please contact me to discuss your specific charges, I'm happy to talk with you about the details surrounding your ticket.
MISSOURI TRAFFIC LAW QUESTIONS