Yes, you can. In fact, such a scenario can play out in a couple different ways.
A suspended driver’s license can occur when you receive too many points on your permanent driving record. “Points” are like tiny little red flags that make you look as if you are bad driver. When points accumulate, they can cause you automobile insurance rates to rise. But if you get too many points in a compressed period of time, the state will suspend your license. For instance, if you receive eighteen (18) points within an eighteen month period, the state of Missouri will suspend you for one full year.
Another scenario in which you may lose your license is when you fail to pay your St. Louis speeding tickets. When you get pulled over, and are issued a traffic citation, it is highly advisable to have it taken care of by an experienced traffic law firm. For instance, our St. Louis speeding ticket attorneys will work with the local prosecutor to get the ticket reduced to a non-moving violation. In this way, no points are assessed to your record (and you generally do not have to make an appearance in court). But if you do not allow a lawyer to take care of the St. Louis traffic ticket for you, there is a huge risk that a bench warrant will be issued for your arrest.
A bench warrant is issued when you fail to make an appearance in court on the designated time and place. If you allow the warrant to stay in effect for a period of time, the state could revoke your license. If you are then subsequently pulled over in the future for some unrelated traffic violation, the police officer will most likely arrest you on the spot, but will then also cite you with a Driving While Revoked traffic ticket.
As you can see, it is far better to engage a lawyer who can ensure that your Missouri tickets are handled properly. The affordable St. Louis traffic ticket lawyers at The Law Office of Jennifer Alter-Rieken have been making sure that our client’s traffic citations are fixed for over ten (10) years. Our goal is to see that you stay on the road driving freely, that your car insurance remains that same, and that your driving record is kept clean. And we make sure to do all of this at an affordable price. The fees for a typical speeding ticket in St. Louis starts at $40.
We have two locations: in the Central West, at 1 North Taylor, St. Louis, MO 63018; and in the Twin Cities of Festus / Crystal City, at 1000 Truman Blvd (Highway 61/67), Jefferson County, MO 63019. The consultation to discuss your legal issues is free of charge. So contact us today to learn more!!