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ONLY $150 TO HANDLE MOST ST LOUIS ARREST WARRANTS

If the court has assessed a fine in regards to your St Louis traffic ticket, then you will typically have thirty (30) to sixty (60) days to pay it off. If, however, you do not get the fines paid by this deadline (or if you have not set up any sort of payment plan with the clerk), then chances are the judge will issue a warrant for your arrest. But even if it gets to that point, a good attorney can help you out! A more thorough description is given below:

When you hire an experienced St Louis speeding ticket attorney to help you get your ticket reduced to a non-moving violation (so that you do not receive any points to your permanent driving record), the court will usually assess a fine of between $100 – $200. As mentioned above, the court will normally allow you a sufficient period of time in which to pay this fine (and even work out a payment plan if you need additional time).

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ONLY $35 FOR MOST ST LOUIS TRAFFIC TICKETS

There are a couple of instances in which a St Louis speeding ticket will go to warrant: 1) when you fail to appear at one of the hearings set by the court; 2) if you fail to pay your fine within the timeframe allotted by the court. A fuller description of this process is given below:

When a St Louis traffic ticket is issue by a police officer, this ticket will provide you with information as to the court date, time, and location (usually about thirty (30) days after the ticket is issued). If you do not make it to the court date (or you forget about it, or you lose the ticket, or you say the hell with it), then the judge will automatically issue a warrant for your arrest from the bench (the so-called “bench warrant”).

Once the ticket is in warrant, then the only way to get out of it is to bond out (or hire an attorney to help get you out from underneath it). But the ticket will still need to be dealt with (which is exactly why it is such a good idea to retain the services of a good St Louis speeding ticket lawyer). If you bond out, that means you pay a certain sum of money to the court to get yourself out of jail.

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ONLY $150 TO HANDLE MOST ST LOUIS ARREST WARRANTS

If your St Louis traffic tickets are quite old, then there is a good likelihood that the ticket has gone to warrant status. If that is the case, then the police can take you into custody once they run your name through their database. But there is a way to handle warrants (and the old tickets associated with them). A description of how is provided below:

When a police officer writes out a ticket for a traffic infraction, the copy that you receive will provide you with all the information you need to know about the charge. One of the pieces of information provided is the court date and time on which the matter will be heard. But if you do not attend this designated hearing (or if you do not hire an attorney to attend the hearing for you), then the judge will issue a warrant for your arrest from the bench.

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ONLY $35 FOR MOST ST LOUIS SPEEDING TICKETS

Regardless of how old your arrest warrant might be, it will still have the same effect: if you are pulled over in the future, the cop is going to run your driver’s license and see the warrant, and he/she will very likely haul you off to jail.

But it doesn’t have to end up going that way!! We have a much better solution to the problem! Our goal would be to get the warrant recalled. We do this by getting in front of the judge that issued the warrant in the first place.

Once the warrant is lifted, a new court date will be set. Why? Because the underlying ticket you received way back when will still need to be resolved (the very same ticket that resulted in the warrant in the first place). And if the underlying ticket is not resolved, then it will go right back to warrant status.

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ONLY $150 FOR ARREST WARRANTS

If you have active arrest warrants (whether it is one, or many), then it is best that you get them taken care of immediately. Why? Because if you are pulled over with active warrants (or if for some reason a cop runs a background check on you), then chances are you will be cuffed on the spot (and transported to the municipal jail from which the warrant originated). But instead of dealing with that, there is a much better way of handling it!!

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$35 FOR MOST ST LOUIS TRAFFIC AND SPEEDING TICKET!!

If you miss your traffic court date (and no one makes an appearance on your behalf), then the judge will issue a bench warrant for your arrest. And at that point, you will need to get the warrant taken care of first before you can address the underlying traffic ticket.

So let’s say you received a St. Louis speeding ticket. The cop writes out the ticket, and lists the court date and time. And then for whatever reason, you miss the date (because you shoved it into the back of your glove compartment). Once the ticket goes to warrant status, you will need to hire a St. Louis traffic ticket attorney to take care of it for you. This is done by requesting from the judge that the warrant be recalled (lifted). After the judge recalls the warrant, you will no longer have to worry about whether or not you’ll get arrested.

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If you have multiple St. Louis arrest warrants that are still outstanding, it is in your absolute best interest to have the warrants taken care of immediately. An experienced St. Louis traffic ticket attorney can help you with this. But the sooner you take action, the better you going to be.

When you are pulled over and issued a St. Louis speeding ticket, the officer will provide you with a citation that describes what the infraction is, when you court date and time will be, and how to handle the ticket if you decide to simply pay the associated fine. But if you miss your court date (for whatever reason), then the judge will issue a bench warrant for your arrest.

If there is an active arrest warrant, you are essentially wanted by the law. This means that if you are subsequently pulled over for another St. Louis traffic ticket, then the police officer (after running your license) will likely place you under arrest. And if there are multiple warrants for several different tickets, then the arresting officer will transport you to the next municipality that has an outstanding warrant (and so on down the line).

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If you have more than one active warrant for your arrest, and you are pulled over (or taken into custody by the police), you will almost certainly be arrested on the spot. And once you have served the necessary time (and/or paid the associated fine), you will most likely be transported to the next municipality that has an active warrant out for you. This will continue until you have made the rounds to each place from which a warrant has been issued.

But there is a far better way of handling multiple warrants. The experienced St. Louis speeding ticket attorneys at Brinkman & Alter, LLC can get the warrants recalled by appearing in front of the judge and pleading you case. But once the arrest warrant is recalled, there is still the matter of the underlying St. Louis traffic ticket. Our legal team will then begin negotiations with the local prosecutor to get the ticket reduced to a non-moving violation.

A non-moving violation does not come with any points. “Points” are like little red flags that make it look like you are bad driver. As you accumulate points, your automobile insurance carrier will increase your monthly premiums. In addition, if you receive a large number of points over a short period of time, you could lose your driver’s license. For instance, if you get eighteen (18) points within an eighteen month period of time, the state of Missouri will suspend your license for one year.

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Yes, there is a very good chance that you would go to jail if there is a warrant for your arrest that is still active. If a police officer was to pull you over, or question you, or in some way come into contact with you, and he/she ran your information through the station, they would be made aware of the warrant. And in all likelihood, the officer will arrest you on the spot.

When you are pulled over for speeding in excess of the posted limits, you most frequently will receive a citation for speeding. The small, rectangular document provides you with all the pertinent information you need to know about the infraction, court dates, and the amount of the fine. One option available to you is to simply sign the back of the ticket and pay the associated fine. But if you fail to do so (because you forget, or you shove in the back of your glove compartment, or you think it is was given to you erroneously and you just do not want to deal with it), and the court date for the ticket comes and goes without you making an appearance, then the judge will issue a bench warrant for your arrest.

At this point, it becomes a game of risk. Because every time you operate a motor vehicle thereafter, you are risking a subsequent stop by the police (at which time you will likely be arrested). But there is a way to prevent that from happening. An experienced attorney can get the warrant lifted (by entering as your lawyer on the case, and convincing the judge to release his or her warrant for your arrest), and then negotiate with the prosecutor to get the underlying ticket amended (or reduced) to a non-moving violation. By getting the ticket reduced, no points will be assessed against your driving record. The more points you receive, the worse things become. This is because your automobile insurance can rise dramatically as a result, and with of lot of points over a short period of time, you could possibly lose your license to drive. Avoiding this outcome should be the highest priority for you, because this can have a tremendous impact on your ability to get to work, to school, or the grocery store.

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The short answer is that you need to hire an experienced lawyer in order to take care of your situation so that it does not get any worse. Because one potential outcome (particularly if the ticket has not been paid) is that a warrant will be issued for your arrest. But this is not the course of events that have to take place.

When you are pulled over for having violated a traffic law, the police officer will almost certainly cite you with a ticket. The ticket will indicate the precise infraction for which you have been pulled over, the court date and time, and the amount of the fine. One option is to simply sign the ticket and pay the fine, but of course doing so will result in ‘points’ being applied to your driving record (these are negative marks indicating bad driving). This in turn will cause your automobile insurance to rise (because your carrier will deem you more of a risk). But your attorney can get the ticket reduced to a non-moving violation. Such violations do not negatively affect your insurance, because these kinds of infractions do not go on your permanent driving record.

But if in fact you received a speeding ticket in Missouri, and for whatever reason you did not take care of it (by either calling a lawyer or paying the associated fine), and your court date comes and goes without you making an appearance, the judge will undoubtedly issue a bench warrant for your arrest. This means that if you are subsequently pulled over while driving (or if you for some reason are questioned by the police), the officer will see that the warrants are active and will be duty bound to arrest you. This will land you in jail, and you almost certainly will not be released unless or until the underlying tickets are paid for.