No, you don’t. But if you chose to handle your St. Louis speeding ticket by yourself, it can easily lead to higher automobile insurance, and/or a suspension of your driver’s license. Let me explain why:
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When you receive a St. Louis traffic ticket, the officer will hand you a rectangular shaped document. On this small piece of paper, you will notice your court date and time, what exactly you have been pulled over for, and what the associated fines are. One option at this point would be to simply sign the ticket itself and pay the fine. This would certainly take care of the ticket, but there are a lot of unforeseen consequences for doing so.
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For instance, when you pay the fine for the ticket, the state of Missouri will assess a certain number of points to your permanent driving record. “Points” are like little red flags that indicate a poor driving history. As the points accumulate, your car insurance carrier will raise your rates (because they will label you as a “risk”). In addition, if you receive a certain number of points over a short period of time, you could lose your driver’s license (for example, if you get eighteen (18) points within eighteen months, the state will suspend your license for one year).
But an experienced St. Louis speeding ticket lawyer at The Law Office of Jennifer Alter-Rieken can take care of your ticket in a much different way. Our firm will take over your case and immediately begin to talk with the local prosecutor. The goal in this situation is get the St. Louis traffic ticket reduced to a non-moving violation. A non-moving violation does not come with any points. This means that your car insurance will remain the same, your record will stay clear, and there won’t be any fear of losing your license.
In addition, it is our goal to make sure that you do not have to make any courthouse appearances. The St. Louis traffic ticket lawyer will appear on your behalf, speak with the both the judge and prosecutor, and make any arrangements as to how the fine should be paid. And we want to do this at a very affordable price: the fees for a standard St. Louis speeding ticket start at $40.
We have one location by appointment only: 4625 Lindell Blvd St. Louis, MO 63108. The consultation to discuss your legal related issues is free of charge. So contact us today to learn more!!