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St Louis Speeding Tickets: Will A Municipality Charge Me A Fine For My Traffic Ticket?


Yes, they will. Why? Because that is how municipalities in the St Louis area make their money. Instead of raising taxes or charging higher fees for services, the police hand out a great many St Louis traffic tickets. Once these tickets are finalized (either by you pleading guilty to it, or having an attorney handle it for you), the muni will end up assessing a fine of somewhere between $100-$300.

I could probably end this blog with the above paragraph (because that describes in a nutshell how things work), but it is also worth mentioning how the whole process works. When you receive a St Louis speeding ticket, you will be given an opportunity to simply sign the back of the ticket and mail in the associated fine. But if you go that route, you are in essence pleading guilty to the ticket. If you plead guilty to the ticket, the state of Missouri will assess a number of points (usually two (2)) to your permanent driving record.

Points” are like little red flags that make it look as if you are a bad driver. The more points you receive, the higher your automobile insurance rates will go. And if you get too many points over a short period of time, then you risk losing your driving privileges altogether.

But if you hire an experienced St Louis speeding ticket lawyer, then he or she can take care of the ticket for you. For instance, we can work closely with the local prosecutor to get the ticket reduced from a moving violation down to a non-moving violation. A non-moving violation does not come with any points to your record. This is far better than dealing with the alternative!!


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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