My son got a ticket mailed to him saying he ran a red light back in December and got the ticket in March. How well do these tickets hold up in court or is it worth fighting
answered on Mar 15, 2023
It is legal in Missouri for a court to mail a ticket to a defendant.
A red light violation is a moving violation, so your son can hire an attorney to get it amended to a non-moving, no-point infraction so it won't affect his driving record or car insurance rates.
Of limitations? The first was for a windshield and window tint and the second was for having a tinted plastic cover on his license plate.
answered on Feb 19, 2023
Yes, this was filed within the 1-year statute of limitations. The Prosecutor has 1 year from the date when the ticket was issued by the police officer to file the charges.
Pulled over on the 11th for failure to register. Was issued a citation. I looked on Casenet and the officer had issued a 2nd citation which I was not even aware of.
answered on Jan 16, 2023
Yes, the police officer issued the ticket, but then it went to the Prosecutor, who can add an additional charge if they want.
answered on Oct 24, 2022
Yes, you can hire an attorney to get your Driving While Suspended ticket amended to a non-moving, no-point infraction. You will have to get your license reinstated and provide your attorney with proof of reinstatement. You will have to pay all fines and court costs before the Prosecutor will amend... Read more »
I got the ticket in Missouri but while in his vehicle when he gave me the ticket on camera he never asked me to sign it on any of the signature spots is the ticket valid he didn't sign the printed out ticket anywhere either
answered on Oct 1, 2022
Yes, the ticket is valid. It makes no difference if the police officer didn't sign the ticket or if you didn't sign the ticket. After the police officer issues a ticket to a driver, the prosecutor has to approve the ticket, and then it goes to the court clerk to be filed on Casenet.... Read more »
I noticied clerk and they couldn't find me on file nowhere I'm not trying to get a warrant what do I do
answered on Aug 5, 2022
It is common in some courts (especially St. Louis County Circuit Court), for it to take several months for a traffic ticket to get filed and a court date to be assigned. You can hire an attorney to get your tickets amended to non-moving, no-point infractions. You won't have to appear in court.... Read more »
I no longer live in missouri(moved away in 2020) and just received something in the mail about a warrant. I’m flying internationally in a week and am worried I won’t be able to go/get back. Is it common for people to get arrested flying internationally for bench warrants?. I plan on taking care... Read more »
answered on Apr 28, 2022
You can hire an attorney to lift the warrant and get your stop sign violation amended to a non-moving, no-point infraction so you won't have any points on your driving record (and your insurance company won't have a reason to raise your rates). You won't have to turn yourself in to... Read more »
Now, a year later, CaseNet continues to say 'case with PA'. Is this beyond the statute of limitations? When I called the court they said if there is no new date in a year I can forget about the ticket. True?
answered on Jan 25, 2022
Not necessarily. The Prosecutor has 1 year from the date of the incident to file the charge. It is possible that the Prosecutor filed the charge within the 1-year statute of limitations, but the court clerk just hasn't set the case on a docket and notified you of the court date yet. If that... Read more »
answered on Jan 6, 2022
You can show up at court, ask for a trial, and defend the case. A more practical option, if you wish to avoid points against your licenses, is to hire an attorney to contact the prosecutor and seek a "recommendation." That means your attorney would be seeking to have you plea to a... Read more »
I got a ticket for expired tags on 8/21/21. The highway patrolman said I could pay the ticket online. It's been way past the 10 day waiting period and the ticket is supposed to viewable online to pay, however when I enter my ticket number I keep getting the message that my ticket is with the... Read more »
answered on Sep 22, 2021
They may be wanting a fix it on this ticket. You may need to go to court to pay the fine.
i’m 17, 18 on december 29th. according to the officer, i was going 102 in a 70 zone and was issued a court date for november. this is my first offense. i also use the life360 app which states my top speed was 94mph. what should i do/expect?
answered on Aug 27, 2021
Whether you were going 102, 94 or 71, it is still speeding in a 70 zone. Additionally, you do not indicate what you were cited for----was it for speeding or was it for reckless operation, which is a more serious charge. What you should do at a minimum is consult with a traffic ticket lawyer or a... Read more »
I'm seeking some advice for a friend not having proof of insurance 11 years ago when he was only 20, and, not appearing in court back in 2010. Now, there's an active warrant out for his arrest---I don't know what a judge would do in this case. I'm just wondering if he needs a... Read more »
answered on Aug 18, 2021
Your friend can hire an attorney to lift the warrant and represent them for the 4-point "No Insurance" ticket. If your friend hires an attorney, they won't have to pay the bond, turn themselves in to police, or appear in court. If your friend provides proof that they now have... Read more »
answered on Jul 22, 2021
You could receive jail time and/or a fine. In this situation, you may want to hire a lawyer to at least negotiate no jail time.
answered on Jul 9, 2021
No. Minor errors on the ticket are not sufficient to justify a dismissal. The police officer or prosecutor can correct any errors at any time.
Ticket 1: Not stopping for an Emergency vehicle. They spelled my first name wrong, and wrote the time for court date at 9pm when our local court closes at 4pm. He also scratched out the first court date he put and fixed it to the correct day.
Ticket 2: Driving without a License. I have my... Read more »
answered on Jul 1, 2021
Misspelling of your name and other minor errors on the ticket are not sufficient to get a ticket dismissed. Any errors can be corrected by the police officer or Prosecutor at any time.
The ticket serves as notice that you have an upcoming court date. The Prosecutor probably meant to write... Read more »
My court time changed. They sent me copies of my tickets but I now have 3 tickets and only 1 is for excessive speed the other two are not tickets I received when I got pulled over. What should I do
answered on Jun 27, 2021
You can hire an attorney to represent you for the tickets if you want to try and get them amended (reduced) to non-moving, no-point violations. Or you can plead not guilty and take it to trial.
After the police officer issued the excessive speeding ticket, they submitted it to the... Read more »
answered on Jun 21, 2021
You will need to keep checking Missouri casenet online to see if the ticket has been filed. Once the ticket is filed, you will have to appear in court on the court date (either in person or virtually, depending on whether the court is having in-person court or virtual online court), or you can hire... Read more »
I've only had my license for about a month, so the record is clean, but I was also on the highway, does that affect it?
answered on Jun 5, 2021
You may be looking at criminal charges, fines and court costs, as well as points on your license. Hire a traffic attorney to help you with this matter.
I have got a speeding ticket on April 2020 and was ready to pay for it as soon as it shows up on case.net. But it's been more than a year and the status stays "Case is still with PA". How long should I wait before it gets updated?
answered on May 3, 2021
The statute of limitations in Missouri for misdemeanors is 1 year. That means the Prosecuting Attorney has up to 1 year from the date of the incident to file the charge against you. If it says "Case is still with PA" that means the Prosecutor has filed the charge but the court clerk has... Read more »
I live in Florida though and notice I have a warrent out for me now?
answered on Apr 29, 2021
More details are needed, but to me the obvious answer is to hire him a competent or better criminal defense/traffic ticket lawyer who practices in the area where the prosecution is taking place and get this matter resolved. Use the Find a Lawyer tab and search for criminal defense/traffic ticket... Read more »
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