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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Missouri on
Q: i have a driving on suspended and improper registration... can i get these dropped to a non moving violation by chance?
Andrea Rogers
Andrea Rogers
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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Constitutional Law for Missouri on
Q: If a cop gave me a printed out ticket but never asked me to sign it is the ticket valid it's on his vehicle camera

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

Andrea Rogers
Andrea Rogers
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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Missouri on
Q: I got couple tickets from Missouri state trooper and my court date was July 6,2022 I appeared in court and was nowhere d

I noticied clerk and they couldn't find me on file nowhere I'm not trying to get a warrant what do I do

Andrea Rogers
Andrea Rogers
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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Missouri on
Q: Can a prostitution charge be lowered to lesser charge?
Andrea Rogers
Andrea Rogers
answered on Jun 21, 2022

Yes, it's possible for an attorney to negotiate a plea bargain deal in which a prostitution charge gets amended to a less serious offense. Of course, the outcome depends on the Defendant's criminal history and which court the case is being prosecuted in.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Missouri on
Q: In 2018, I got a ticket for missing a stop sign. Long story short I was a college student and accidentally missed court

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 »

Andrea Rogers
Andrea Rogers
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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Missouri on
Q: I got a speeding ticket 11/2/20. The court date on the ticket was 2/10/21, but court was cancelled due to Covid.

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?

Andrea Rogers
Andrea Rogers
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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Missouri on
Q: I've got a warrant for possession in missouri from several years ago will it ever go away? I drive a truck and go thru

there a lot I've been pulled over in other states but they say missouri want extraordite what is my best course of action

Andrea Rogers
Andrea Rogers
answered on Oct 4, 2021

The warrant will never go away until you take care of it. It will show up on criminal background checks, and may cause problems for you if you ever travel outside of the U.S. You can hire an attorney to lift the warrant and represent you for the Possession charge. If you hire an attorney, you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law and White Collar Crime for Missouri on
Q: I have a quick question

will a criminal warrant show up in a background check through the state police criminal history report and court records please answer or what is the best site to check We did a national warrant search

Andrea Rogers
Andrea Rogers
answered on Aug 19, 2021

Yes, if you have a warrant, it should show up on any standard criminal background check.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Missouri on
Q: I'm wondering if a friend of mine should get a lawyer for an arrest warrant.

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 »

Andrea Rogers
Andrea Rogers
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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Missouri on
Q: trooper made an error reporting my plates on sp. ticket. Will this cause dismissal?
Andrea Rogers
Andrea Rogers
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.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Missouri on
Q: I got a 2 tickets: the court time is wrong and my name is spelled wrong. Can I get them dismissed?

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 »

Andrea Rogers
Andrea Rogers
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...
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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Missouri on
Q: I got pulled over and got a ticket for excessive speed and paraphernalia ticket. Then I got a letter in the mail because

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

Andrea Rogers
Andrea Rogers
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...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Missouri on
Q: Can law enforcement of the National Parks issue citations in Missouri State Parks
Andrea Rogers
Andrea Rogers
answered on Jun 26, 2021

Yes, there are law enforcement officers who patrol the state parks and rivers in Missouri. For example, if you get caught with marijuana while camping in a state park or while on a float trip on a river in Missouri, your case will be prosecuted in the circuit court in the county where the incident... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Missouri on
Q: I got a ticket, but there has not been a report filed to the court yet and my court is in 2 days, what happens now?
Andrea Rogers
Andrea Rogers
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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Missouri on
Q: MO speeding ticket not updated in Case.net since more than a year. How long it stays active before it gets canceled?

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?

Andrea Rogers
Andrea Rogers
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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Missouri on
Q: I just recieved a summons in the mail that says i was issued a ticket for not having a state license plate but i never

I never was givin a ticket or pulled over in the date time or place the ticket says for i was at work

Andrea Rogers
Andrea Rogers
answered on Apr 19, 2021

It's possible that the police officer was driving by and saw your car parked in front of your house and saw that you didn't have a state license plate and issued the ticket by mail.

If all the information on the ticket is incorrect (make and model of car is wrong, location is...
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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Missouri on
Q: I got a speeding ticket doing 26+ over from a Missouri state patrol officer can I have devise on what I should do

Never had a dwi

First ticket doing that much over

Andrea Rogers
Andrea Rogers
answered on Apr 3, 2021

You can hire a traffic ticket lawyer to get your ticket amended to a non-moving, no-point infraction that won't cause points to be added to your driving record, and it won't cause your car insurance rates to increase. You won't have to appear in court if you hire an attorney to... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Missouri on
Q: I got a ticket from a Mo state officer. Does the fine stay with me forever or does it go away after 10 yrs?

In 2012 I got 2 tickets from a state patrol officer. It didn't have a court date so I forgot about it. In 2016 I went to renew my license and they said it was suspended. I was told that it would go away after 10 yrs. It's almost ten yrs I need to license a car do i have to pay that or can... Read more »

Andrea Rogers
Andrea Rogers
answered on Mar 18, 2021

Tickets never just go away. The court will not release the hold on your license until you take care of the tickets.

You can hire a traffic ticket lawyer to represent you for the underlying charges.

If they were just minor traffic violations, your attorney can also lift the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Missouri on
Q: Will my insurance go up from a speeding ticket before my court date?
Andrea Rogers
Andrea Rogers
answered on Mar 9, 2021

No, your insurance will not increase before the court date. The insurance company is allowed to review your driving record once a year (or every 6 months if that's your renewal period for your insurance policy), or when you buy a new car. If you hire an attorney to get your speeding ticket... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Missouri on
Q: I got red light ticket in a cmv.

Company paid ticket then I got letter of notice to appear. Ticket is paid do I have to appear Hannibal Mo

Andrea Rogers
Andrea Rogers
answered on Mar 8, 2021

If your employer paid the fine for a Hannibal red light camera ticket, then that means 2 points will be added to your driving record. (The amount of CSA points may be higher.) If the fine has been paid, you should not be required to appear in court.

If you don't want the points on...
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