After “Ferguson”, it appears there is now quite a bit of talk about how Missouri works with traffic tickets. There are many different aspects to the discussion. Most important has been the determination that people who are represented by attorneys do much better than those who do not have a lawyer to help them. It is therefore, worth it, to hire a lawyer.
As reported in the St. Louis Post on March 15, 2015, Missouri has a points system “for flagging dangerous drivers. ” A speeding conviction may be 2 or 3 points. Careless and imprudent driving may be 4. Driving a car with a suspended or revoked license may be 12.
The consequences of too many points – or any points – come quickly. On average, according to the Post, a 3 point speeding ticket will increase your insurance by 22 percent, and a second ticket will raise your rates by 53 percent.
Your license can be suspended if you are charged 8 or more points in 18 months. It can be revoked for 12 points in 12 months, 18 points in 24 months, or 24 points in 36 months.
When you retain a lawyer, the lawyer will appear for you so that you don’t need to waste any more time on the ticket. The lawyer will negotiate with the prosecutor. You will need to pay a little more, but if you have a good driving record over all, then the prosecutor will ask that you plead guilty to a violation that does not carry points — such as illegal parking. You will enter your guilty plea and pay the fine. No violation will appear on your record.
The next time you get a ticket, please remember that we can help. Just go to www.MissouriTicketLaw.com and we will fix your ticket ONLINE!