If you have multiple St. Louis arrest warrants that are still outstanding, it is in your absolute best interest to have the warrants taken care of immediately. An experienced St. Louis traffic ticket attorney can help you with this. But the sooner you take action, the better you going to be.
When you are pulled over and issued a St. Louis speeding ticket, the officer will provide you with a citation that describes what the infraction is, when you court date and time will be, and how to handle the ticket if you decide to simply pay the associated fine. But if you miss your court date (for whatever reason), then the judge will issue a bench warrant for your arrest.
If there is an active arrest warrant, you are essentially wanted by the law. This means that if you are subsequently pulled over for another St. Louis traffic ticket, then the police officer (after running your license) will likely place you under arrest. And if there are multiple warrants for several different tickets, then the arresting officer will transport you to the next municipality that has an outstanding warrant (and so on down the line).
But it does not have to be like this. You have options under the law to prevent this kind of outcome. An experienced St. Louis speeding ticket lawyer can take over your case, request an appearance in front of the judge that issued the warrant in the first place, get the warrant recalled (i.e. removed), and make sure that there is no more cause for the police to arrest you.
In addition, your St. Louis traffic ticket lawyer can begin to work very closely with the prosecutor to get the underlying traffic violation reduced to a non-moving violation. A non-moving violation does not come with any points that would normally go on your permanent driving record. “Points” are like little red flags that clog up your record, and make it look as if you are a bad driver. This in turn will allow your automobile insurance carrier to raise your monthly premiums (because if there are any excuses that the insurance industry can use to raise your rates, they will take full advantage of them).
So as you can see, it is far better to engage an expert attorney to help you navigate through the world of St. Louis arrest warrants. At The Law Office of Jennifer Alter-Rieken, our goal is to make sure you do not have to worry about any courtroom appearances, or having to deal with a grouchy prosecutor. In most cases, we are able to handle everything for you without your direct involvement at all.
We have two locations: in the Central West End, at 1 North Taylor, St. Louis 63108; and in the Twin Cities of Festus / Crystal City, at 1000 Truman Blvd (Highway 61/67), Jefferson County 63019. The consultation to discuss your legal matters is free of charge. So contact us today to learn more!!