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St Louis Speeding Tickets: Will I Be Given A Fine Even If My Ticket Gets Reduced?


Yes, you will receive a fine (even if your St Louis traffic ticket has been amended by the court to a non-moving violation). Why? Because that is how the court / municipality makes their money. A brief explanation is given below.

There are literally hundreds of traffic violations in the state of Missouri (in other words, there are way more infractions on the books than just speeding). And instead of pleading guilty to the ticket (usually by signing the back of the ticket, and mailing in the associated fine), you certainly have the option of hiring an experienced St. Louis speeding ticket lawyer to get the ticket reduced from a moving violation to a non-moving violation. When the ticket is handled in this manner, then no points go onto your permanent driving record (and it is the points that cause your auto insurance to go up, and possibly even cause a suspension of your driving privileges).

This is of course a good outcome (and most prosecutors are more than willing to work out this kind of deal with your lawyer). But the bonus for the municipality is that they can assess a much higher fine when they reduce the ticket. This is more or less the bargain you are cutting with the muni: “We will reduce your ticket (so you don’t get any points). But we are gonna hit you with a high fine on the back end as a result.”


Most of the time, a fine for an amended traffic ticket is around $150-$200. And you are normally given a period of time (usually one to two months) in which to pay it. If you are having trouble coming up with that sum of money within the given timeframe, most courts will allow you to work out a payment plan (so that you can make smaller payments each month, until the balance is paid in full).

The affordable St. Louis speeding ticket attorneys at The Bankruptcy Company, have been helping people with their traffic charges 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 traffic ticket 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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