To be perfectly honest, the easiest manner in which to handle a St. Louis speeding ticket to have an experienced St. Louis speeding ticket attorney take care of it for you.
When you are pulled over for driving in excess of the posted limits (i.e. speeding), the police officer will issue you a ticket. This citation will give you all the information you need to know about the type of infraction, how fast you were going, and the court date and time. One option would be to simply pay for the ticket (the back of the citation will typically list out what the associated fines are for the infraction you were pulled over on). But doing this will have certain ramifications.
When you sign the back of the St. Louis traffic ticket and mail in the fine, you are actually pleading guilty the charges. This will result in the state assessing a certain number of points (usually two points) to your permanent driving record. “Points” are like little red flags that make it look as if you are bad driver. This in turn gives your automobile insurance carrier the chance to increase your monthly rates (because any chance they have to label you as a risky driver, which allows them to raise your premiums, they most certainly will jump at it). In addition, getting a certain number of points in a compressed period of time can also result in your driver’s license being suspended (for instance, if you receive eighteen (18) points within in an eighteen month period, your license will be suspended for a full year).
The affordable St. Louis traffic ticket attorneys at The Law Office of Jennifer Alter-Rieken have been assisting people with their speeding tickets for over ten (10) years. Our goal is to get the ticket reduced to a non-moving violation by working out an amendment with the local prosecutor. This will mean that your car insurance will remain the same, your record will be kept clean, and you will most likely not have to make any court appearance.
We have two locations: in the Central West End, at 1 North Taylor, St. Louis, MO 63108; and the Twin Cities of Festus / Crystal City, at 1000 Truman Blvd (Highway 61/67) 63019. The consultation to discuss your legal matters is free of charge. And typical tickets cost $40. So contact us today to learn more!!