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St Louis Speeding Tickets: Can I Get My Speeding Ticket Reduced If I Was Going Really, Really Fast?


It depends of just how fast you were going. And it will also depend on which municipality we’re talking about. But either way, it is still best to hire a good St. Louis speeding ticket lawyer to help you out (because simply pleading guilty is not your best option!!)

Let’s say you were doing 75 in a 60mph zone. So that’s obviously fifteen miles over the speed limit. In this kind of scenario, most prosecutors are willing to amend (i.e. reduce) the moving violation down to a non-moving violation. If it is reduced to a non-moving violation, then no points will be put on your permanent driving record. “Points” are like little red flags that make appear as if you are a bad driver (which in turn will allow your auto insurance provider to jack up your monthly rates).

But let’s say you were going 90 in a 60mph. Now the complexion of the case changes quite a bit. In fact, some jurisdictions consider such excess speeding to be a misdemeanor. As a result, lot of prosecutors are unwilling to amend such a ticket. A lot of prosecutors will recommend that you do a defensive driving course. And some prosecutors will even go so far as to insist that the court sentence you to “shock time” (which is the equivalent of two or three days in jail).


However, most prosecutors will recommend an SIS in this kind of situation. An “SIS” stands for Suspended Imposition of Sentence. It is basically a period of probation (usually one or two years in length). So long as you do not get pulled over during that probationary period, then the speeding charge will drop off altogether (as if it never existed).

The affordable St. Louis speeding ticket attorneys at The Bankruptcy Company, have been helping people with their traffic infractions for over ten (10) years. Our goal is to make sure that the charges leveled against you do not stay on your permanent record, and do any lasting damage. And we want to do all of this at an affordable price. The fees for a typical St. Louis traffic ticket case start at $35. But the initial consultation to discuss your legal issues is free of charge. So contact us today!!

We have one location by appointment only: 4625 Lindell Blvd St. Louis, MO 63108. The initial consultation is free of charge. So contact us today to learn more!!

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