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How Does A Speeding Ticket Affect My Driving Record?

A simple St. Louis speeding ticket can have a tremendous impact on your permanent driving record in the state of Missouri. That is because Missouri uses a “points” system each time you are found guilty of the traffic ticket for which you were cited. But there is a very easy, cheap way to fix a speeding ticket in St. Louis. And the right St. Louis traffic ticket attorney can it done for you.

FEES START AT $40 FOR A ST. LOUIS TRAFFIC TICKET

Getting pulled over by a police officer is never fun. But the experience is made doubly worse if you receive points from the state as well. “Points” are like little red flags that the state puts on your driving record. These points indicate a ‘bad’ record of driving (especially when they pile up). For instance, a typical St. Louis traffic ticket will result in the state giving you two (2) points. That may not seem like a lot. But each time you receive points, your automobile insurance company will increase your monthly premiums. In addition, if you are to receive too many points in a compressed period of time, you can actually lose your driver’s license. For example, if you get eighteen (18) points in an eighteen month period of time, the state will automatically suspend your license for a year.

$40 FOR A ST. LOUIS SPEEDING TICKET

So how do you avoid getting points on your driving record? Well, if you get points by pleading guilty to the charges (in other words, if you sign the back of the ticket and mail in the associated fines, then you are pleading guilty to the traffic violation), then you need to be in a situation where you are not pleading guilty to the traffic violations the officer pulled you over for.

This is where an experienced St. Louis speeding ticket lawyer can be so helpful. At Brinkman & Alter, LLC, we specialize in getting your ticket reduced to a non-moving violation. A non-moving violation (example, Excessive Noise) does not come with any points. We negotiate a deal with the local prosecutor, and make sure that the citation is amended down. In doing so, your car insurance will remain the same, no points will be assessed, and you will most likely not have to make any court appearances.

And we do all of this at a very affordable price: for a typical St. Louis speeding ticket, fees start at $40.

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