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Q: I received a ticket for a 72 in a 55 mph in Franklin County, MO but the officer never asked me to sign my ticket?

I received a ticket for a 72 in a 55 mph in Franklin County, MO but the officer never asked me to sign my ticket? EVERY ticket I have received in the last 10 years have asked me to sign. I feel like he basically told me I was guilty, explained nothing about the ticket or anything really. Can I get... Read more »

Andrea Rogers answered on May 8, 2019

No, this is not sufficient to get the ticket dismissed. It does not matter that you didn't sign the ticket. You can hire a traffic law attorney to get your ticket amended to a non-moving, no-point violation so nothing will show up on your driving record and your car insurance rates won't increase.

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Q: Got speeding ticket in October of 2018 , It wasn’t filed into the system til April 2019. Can it get dismissed?

I’ve been trying to take care of it but it wasn’t in the system and I was told to check back several times

Andrea Rogers answered on May 1, 2019

You can hire a traffic ticket lawyer to get your speeding ticket amended to a non-moving, no-point violation such as "Illegal Parking."

The statute of limitations on traffic tickets and other misdemeanors is 1 year from the date of the incident, so just because your ticket didn't get filed...
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Q: About how long does the state have to complete the entire court process legally?

Been Waiting 6 months for the prosecution to provide the test results proving possession of an illegal substance. Still no word and waiting 6 months for new judge to replace the old one

Andrea Rogers answered on May 1, 2019

The Prosecutor has up to 1 year from the date of the incident to file charges, if it's a misdemeanor such as marijuana possession. It can take several months to receive the lab test results confirming the identification of the illegal substance.

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Q: The cop told me I was doing 45 in a 35 but he wrote 35 in a 45 on my ticket. Can this be voided in court?

I had just pulled out of the gas station and the place that he clocked me at was only about 100 yards from the gas station so it is very unlikely that I was even going 45.

Andrea Rogers answered on Apr 26, 2019

Errors on tickets can be corrected at any time by the police officer or the prosecutor, so it is very unlikely that this error is sufficient to get your ticket dismissed.

You can hire a traffic ticket lawyer to get your ticket amended to a non-moving, no-point infraction such as "Illegal...
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Q: Last year around this time I got a speeding ticket for doing 13 over on the I-44, I paid the fine and got 3 point....

A few days ago I was driving yes speeding I didn't know I passed a cop but I turned down a gravel road and I noticed there was 2 cars following me pretty fast so I took the next right and was still driving then I seen the light of the police and pulled over... He let me go but I got a ticket with... Read more »

Andrea Rogers answered on Apr 20, 2019

When you go to court, the judge will ask if you are pleading guilty or not guilty. If you plead guilty, the judge will sentence you and assess the fine & court costs. 3 points will be added to your driving record and your car insurance rates may increase as a result.

Or you can plead not...
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Q: I recieved tickets for window tint and expired insurance card. Could I have these dismissed due to a clerical error?

The officer identified my vehicle incorrectly on the tickets.

Andrea Rogers answered on Apr 18, 2019

Errors on tickets can be corrected by the police officer or prosecutor at any time. So just the incorrect identification of the vehicle on the tickets is not enough to get the tickets dismissed.

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Q: I received a C&I ticket with no fine amount. Does anyone know the fine? It has been almost 3 weeks and it’s not filed.

The ticket has still not been filed with the courts. I have been checking Missouri Case net and called but no one has seen it. Does anyone know what the average fine is for a C&I? I live a decent distance away and want to get it paid so I don’t have to come back for court.

Andrea Rogers answered on Apr 4, 2019

For a Careless & Imprudent Driving ticket, it's usually a mandatory court appearance. That's why there is no fine amount listed on the ticket. If you want to plead guilty as charged, you have to go to court on your court date and the judge will determine the amount of the fine.

In some...
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Q: I was going 20mph the limit. In St Louis. What does that usually cost? Best and worse case scenario?

Andrea Rogers answered on Apr 1, 2019

The cost of the fine depends on which court it's in and how bad your driving record is. If you want to plead guilty and pay the fine, you have to go to court and plead guilty to the judge, who will assess the amount of the fine, and points will be added to your driving record (and your car... Read more »

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Q: can the prosecutor nolle prosequi a case with no reason and reissue when they want

case was nolle prosequi the case was wiped out the system then they was reissued no clear reason why they was dropped are reissued can they do this with no answer on when where and how this case was done this way they have a new case number and all on the case if you go into the lawyer database you... Read more »

Andrea Rogers answered on Mar 18, 2019

Yes, the Prosecutor can nolle (dismiss) a case and re-file new charges later and they don't have to explain why they nolle'd it.

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Q: I did not yield to an ambulance in Missouri. Can this ticket result in jail time?

I did not yield to an ambulance in Missouri's outer road. It was snowing and I was afraid of sliding and hitting the ambulance so I did not stop. I am sure I will get a ticket in the mail (St. Charles county court said $180 fine) but I want to know if jail time or license revoking is standard with... Read more »

Andrea Rogers answered on Jan 12, 2019

It just depends on the details of the case, your criminal history, your driving record, whether anyone was injured, whether your vehicle was insured, which court your case is being prosecuted in, etc. If you want to get this traffic ticket reduced to a non-moving, no-point infraction, you will have... Read more »

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Q: If a 18 year old female fights a 17 year old what will happen? Will the 18yo be charged even with it being self defense

Andrea Rogers answered on Jan 5, 2019

You are both considered adults for court purposes. You would both probably be charged with assault unless there is some clear evidence that it was self-defense.

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Q: Coasting down a hill and got to 27 over the limit. Didnt hit brake or gas. What's the worst and best case scenario?

I'm not an adult (junior in highschool) had liscence, insurance and have never had any type of infraction on my record. Completely clean. I'm just a bit worried as to what could happen because I got a court date rather than just a fine.

Andrea Rogers answered on Jan 1, 2019

At age 17, you are an adult for court purposes.

The outcome of your case depends a lot on which court your case is being prosecuted in. Some prosecutors and judges are more lenient than others. You (or your parents) will need to hire an experienced criminal defense/traffic law attorney to...
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Q: Can I be issued a speeding ticket in the mail?

I was pulled over going 5-10mph over in a 60mph zone. The Highway Patrol officer didn’t issue a ticket and just gave me advice, but he has my home address. Can my ticket be sent in the mail even though he never said he was giving me one?

Andrea Rogers answered on Dec 29, 2018

The Prosecutor has up to 1 year from the date of the incident to file charges against you. So yes, it is possible that you could receive a ticket in the mail later. However, it sounds like the officer just gave you a warning and let you go.

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Q: I got a "fix it ticket." What does that mean? Can I get out of it being on my record somehow?

Andrea Rogers answered on Dec 18, 2018

Usually that means you can get the problem fixed (repair the broken tail-light, for example) and bring proof to court and show the judge, who might dismiss the ticket or reduce the fine. "Fix-it" tickets are usually for non-moving, no-point violations like "Failure to Register Vehicle" or... Read more »

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Q: Trying to find out the cost of a uniform citation. in violation of code 304.050 in Lincoln county missouri

Need to know if I should appear in court or if I may pay the fine via mail or online.

I'm accused of passing a school bus that was stopped and discharging children.

Andrea Rogers answered on Dec 2, 2018

You can call the court clerk in Lincoln County and ask if a court appearance is required or can you just plead guilty and pay the fine. I expect that you will have to appear in court for this type of ticket. If so, the judge will sentence you and determine the amount of the fine. If you plead... Read more »

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Q: I was pulled over going 40 in a 25 (15 over) but I received a court date instead of just a fine. Why? What am I looknat

Andrea Rogers answered on Nov 6, 2018

Courts can require a mandatory court appearance for some tickets. If you want to get the ticket reduced to a non-moving, no-point infraction that won't affect your driving record of car insurance rates, you will have to hire a traffic law attorney to represent you.

You will not have to...
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Q: Can a trespassing second degree charge be dismissed if this is my first offense

Andrea Rogers answered on Sep 27, 2018

Yes, it's possible that if you hire an experienced criminal defense attorney to represent you, that attorney could negotiate a plea bargain deal to get your "Trespassing" charge dismissed or reduced to a less serious offense, such as "Littering."

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Q: Can a ticket get thrown out due to contradictions with the charge?

I received a speeding ticket (my first in 10+ years). The ticket says it's for "SPEEDING 36-40 MPH OVER" but below that it says driving 90, posted speed limit 60.... which is 30... not 36-40. Ninety in a sixty is consistent with what the officer stated/alleged.

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Andrea Rogers answered on Sep 25, 2018

Any error on the ticket can be corrected at any time. This does not sound like an error. This appears to be a situation in which the police officer wants the Prosecutor to know you were speeding 36-40 miles over but the cop gave you a break by issuing the ticket for only 30 miles over.

You...
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Q: I went 21 over the limit and he said I have to go to court should i plead guilty and say I want to apply for sis

Andrea Rogers answered on Sep 20, 2018

For that high a speed, a court appearance is required. If you hire an attorney to represent you, you won't have to appear in court. Your attorney can get your speeding ticket reduced to a non-moving no-point infraction like "Illegal Parking," so you won't have any points on your driving record and... Read more »

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Q: Can my citation be dismissed if the officer put a badge number that’s not their real badge number?

Today, I got a speeding citation in Jefferson county, Arnold, the officer put down a completely random badge # not theirs on the ticket and I have a video of them stating their name and badge number and it doesn’t match the citation in any way. Is this grounds to get it dismissed?

Andrea Rogers answered on Sep 18, 2018

Almost any error on a speeding ticket can be corrected at any time by either the police officer or the Prosecuting Attorney. If the description of where the traffic stop occurred was completely wrong, that might be grounds to get the ticket dismissed, but other simple errors are not.

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