Yes, a good St. Louis traffic ticket attorney can handle such an ARC Zone ticket in much the same manner as any other traffic citation. The only difference is that the fine will be higher.
The St. Louis ARC Zone is a stretch of highway on Interstate I-70 passing through northern St. Louis. It runs from about St. Ann, MO, to just past the airport. Getting a ticket in this zone comes with a higher fine than you would normally receive elsewhere. The reason is because the state has determined that more traffic fatalities occur in this stretch of highway per capita than anywhere else. The idea is that is the police hand out tickets that cost more, there will be a greater incentive for people to drive more slowly.
Whether or not the philosophy is true, this portion of I-70 is very closely monitored by the police. And if you receive one, you could just simply pay the fine and be done with it. But this would result in the state of Missouri adding points to your permanent driving record. “Points” are like little red flags that make you look like a bad driver. The more these points add up, the more likely it is that the state will suspend your driver’s license. For instance, if you receive eighteen (18) points in an eighteen month period of time, the state will automatically suspend your license for one year.
But an experienced St. Louis speeding ticket lawyer can make sure that doesn’t happen. Our team will work very closely with the local prosecutor to get the ticket lowered to a non-moving violation. A non-moving violation does not come with any points, which means that your automobile insurance will not be negatively affected.
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, MO 63019. The initial consultation to discuss your St. Louis traffic ticket is free of charge. So contact us today to learn more!!