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St Louis Speeding Tickets: How Is A Traffic Ticket Handled If A Highway Patrolman Issues The Citation?


Yes, there is a different procedure that your St Louis traffic ticket lawyer would handle such a ticket. But the end goal is still the same: we will want to get the ticket reduced to a non-moving violation. The following provides a brief description of how the process plays out:

When you are pulled over by a highway patrolman, it is almost always going to be a situation in which you were driving on an interstate roadway (hence the name of their occupation). These officers are employed by the state of Missouri. If this type of officer issues a St Louis speeding ticket, an attorney can still fix it, but there is a slightly different way in which it is handled.

First, your attorney will have to process the ticket through Jefferson City (the state capital). That is where such tickets are warehoused. Once the state receives information from your attorney, they will send the ticket to the county in which you live (for instance, St Louis County or Jefferson County). Once the ticket is received by the county, then it will get set for a court hearing.


With tickets that go through these procedural steps, the attorney almost always has to make an appearance in order to get the ticket amended. This involves a discussion / negotiation with county prosecutor to get the ticket reduced to a non-moving violation. Non-moving violations do not come with any points. “Points” on your permanent driving record will cause your car insurance to jump up quite a bit. And if you get too many points (especially over a short period of time) then you can end up losing your driving privileges altogether (possibly for up to one (1) year).

But we want to make sure that you get a good outcome!! We want to explain all of your options, answer all of your questions, and help guide you through the process from start to finish!

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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