Yes, you can drive again. But the warrants will have to be taken care of soon, because otherwise you are putting yourself at risk every time you drive.
There are a few reasons why someone might have an active warrant for their arrest. But an unpaid St. Louis traffic ticket is certainly high on the list. Basically, if do not take care of the ticket in question (either by paying the associated fine, or hiring an experienced law firm to handle it for you), and your court date passes without you showing up, then the judge will simply order a bench warrant.
So the real question at this point is, Can I get the warrant taken care of? And the answer is yes. The St. Louis speeding ticket attorneys at The Law Office of Jennifer Alter-Rieken have been helping people fix their tickets for over ten (10) years, while at the same time getting rid of any warrants that may exist. We work very closely with local prosecutors and judges to make sure that you are still able to drive.
Our lawyers will set a hearing in front the judge in whose court the St. Louis speeding ticket was to be handled, and ask that the judge to recall the warrant. Once the warrant is recalled, you are safe to drive again. But this of course still leaves the matter of the underlying traffic ticket that resulted in the warrant in the first place. At this point, our lawyers would negotiate a reduction of the ticket, and get it down to a non-moving violation. A non-moving violation does not come with any points. “Points” are like little red flags that go onto your permanent driver record, and make it appear as if you are a bad driver. This in turn gives your automobile insurance carrier the chance to increase your monthly rates. In addition, if enough points accumulate on your record, the state of Missouri will suspend your driver’s license (for instance, if you receive eighteen (18) points within a eighteen month period of time, the state will suspend your license for one year).
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 you legal affairs is free of charge. So contact us today!!