No, not necessarily. But you have to make sure that you use an experienced St. Louis traffic ticket attorney to do the job correctly. Because otherwise, there is a good likelihood that the tickets will result in difficult consequences for you and your license.
When you are pulled over and given a St. Louis speeding ticket, the ticket will give you the simple option of signing the back of the document and mailing in the associated fines. This will take care of the ticket itself, but it will also allow the state of Missouri to assess a certain number of points to your permanent driving record (for instance, the standard number of points for a Missouri speeding ticket is two (2)).
“Points” are like little red flags that make you look like a bad driver. It is a system devised by the state to keep a record of your driving history. As points accumulate on your record, the state will take certain actions. For example, if you receive eighteen (18) points in an eighteen month period of time, the state will suspend your driver’s license for one year. This can have an obvious effect on your ability to get work, school, or run basic errands.
If addition, the more points you get, the more your automobile insurance carrier will increase your monthly rates. This is because more points on your record will be used to label you as an unsafe or risky driver (thus increasing your coverage rates).
But it does not have to be this way. The affordable St. Louis speeding ticket lawyers at The Law Office of Jennifer Alter-Rieken have been assisting people with their traffic tickets for over ten (10) years. Our goal is to make sure that you stay on the road, in your car, driving freely from place to place. We do this by negotiating with the local prosecutor to get the ticket reduced to a non-moving violation. A non-moving violation does not come with any points. This means that your record will stay clean, your car insurance will remain the same, and you will not have to worry about whether your license will be suspended. We also try very hard to ensure that you do not have to make any courthouse appearances.
And we want to do all of this at a very reasonable price. The fees for a standard Missouri traffic ticket start at $40.
We have two locations: in the Central West End, at 1 North Taylor, St. Louis 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 matters is free of charge (either over the phone or in person). So contact us today to learn more!!