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What Happens If I Do Not Take Care Of A St. Louis Traffic Ticket Before My Court Date?

The worst case scenario is that the judge will issue a bench warrant for your arrest. This can also happen if you hired an attorney to work out a deal with the prosecutor, and you did not pay the associated fine by the due date.

When you receive a St. Louis speeding ticket, the ticket itself will indicate the court date, time, and place. It will also give you information pertaining to the traffic infraction that you committed, and the amount of the fine involved. One choice would be to simply sign the back of the ticket, and mail in the associated penalty fines. Of course by doing so, you are pleading guilty to the infraction, and the state will then assess points to your permanent driving record.

But if you do not take care of the ticket, and your court hearing on the matter comes and goes, then a warrant will be issued. This means that if you are subsequently pulled over on an unrelated offense while driving (or if a police officer runs your driver’s license), the officer will see that an active warrant is in place, and he/she will likely arrest you on the spot.

Before it reaches that point, there are some steps you should take. If in fact you have a warrant for your arrest due unresolved Missouri traffic tickets, then an experienced attorney can get the warrants lifted. Such an attorney can go to the court that issued the warrant in the first place, and ask the judge to recall the warrant. Once the judge recalls the warrant, your attorney can then begin negotiations with the prosecutor to get the underlying ticket taken care of.

The affordable St. Louis speeding ticket attorneys at Brinkman & Alter, LLC have been fixing people’s tickets for over ten (10) years. Our goal is to make sure you stay driving, that your automobile insurance remains the same, that no additional points are added to your driving record, that you do not have to make any courthouse appearances, and to do it all at a very reasonable price. The fees for a standard St. Louis speeding or traffic ticket start at $40.

We have two locations: in the Central West End, at 1 North Taylor, St. Louis, MO 63108; and in the Twin Cities of Festus / Crystal City, at 1000 Truman Blvd (Highway 61/67), Jefferson County 63019. The consultation to discuss your legal affairs is free of charge. So contact us today to learn more!!