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Why Is It Such A Big Deal To Get My St Louis Traffic Ticket Fixed?

Because if you don’t, then you will receive points on your permanent driving record. Once points are assessed to your record, then your auto insurance company will jack up your monthly rates. And if you get to many points (especially over a short period of time), then you could end up losing your driving privileges altogether.


In the state of Missouri, there is a “points” system for drivers. But this should not be thought as a positive thing (as in, “Yay, I’m getting some points!!”). The points system is basically a score card by which the state hits you with negative marks (i.e. points) every time you plead guilty to a traffic infraction. For example, most St. Louis speeding tickets come with two (2) to three (3) points.

Receiving a few points may not seem like that big of a deal. Until you understand the long term consequences. A recent study done by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch found that even a simple three-point speeding ticket can result in an increase of your car insurance premiums by up to 22% (and that a subsequent traffic ticket will boost those insurance rates up by 53%). That is a substantial increase to your monthly bills (and if you factor in what you would end up paying over a period of years due to this increase in automobile insurance, then you can begin to see just how costly things can get).


So how do you avoid all of these negative outcomes? Easy. You hire an experienced St. Louis speeding ticket attorney to get the ticket fixed!! We do this by working closely with the local prosecutor to get the ticket reduced to a non-moving violation. A non-moving violation does not come with any points, so you will not have to worry about your record being flagged with any negative marks.

The lawyers at The Law Office of Jennifer Alter-Rieken have the experience necessary to take care of all your St. Louis traffic tickets. Our goal is to make sure that you fully understand how the entire process works, that all of your questions are answered, that you do not have to make any courthouse appearances, and that you keep on driving to work, school, or to run errands. And we want to do all of this at a very affordable price. The fees for a standard St. Louis speeding ticket start at $35.


We 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, MO 63019. The initial consultation to discuss your legal matters is free of charge. So contact an expert St. Louis speeding ticket attorney today!!

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