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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.

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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 »

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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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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

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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
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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 »

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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?
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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 »

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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 »

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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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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

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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 »

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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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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 »

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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

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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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Q: does a uniform citation for speeding count against CDL license
Andrea Rogers
Andrea Rogers answered on Dec 10, 2020

Yes, if you have a CDL and you get a speeding ticket, points will be added to your driving record. CDL-holders have a separate point system called CSA points, which is different from regular license holders. If you have a CDL and you receive a speeding ticket, you can hire an attorney to get your... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Missouri on
Q: What is the statute of limitations on class d misdemeanor stealing in Missouri

My wife was charged last Dec. 12 for stealing less than $40 of merchandise from Walmart. She is not guilty and has already pleaded not guilty in municipal court. They have rescheduled several times, then transferred it to circuit court. She was due to appear in front of the new judge to enter a... Read more »

Andrea Rogers
Andrea Rogers answered on Nov 16, 2020

No, this case is not going to be dismissed because of statute of limitations. For misdemeanors, the Prosecutor has 1 year from the date of the incident to file charges. In this case, it sounds like the Prosecutor filed the charge well within the 1-year statute of limitations.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Constitutional Law for Missouri on
Q: I showed up to court for a speeding ticket and was told the ticket wasn't in the system yet. Can I get it dismissed?

They blamed Covid, but there was no notification and I missed work to be at court. I disagree with the ticket and now will need to take more time off whenever the ticket is entered and they set a new date. Am I guaranteed a speedy trial and if so, can I get this ticket dismissed. Had I missed... Read more »

Andrea Rogers
Andrea Rogers answered on Oct 16, 2020

No, you can't get your ticket dismissed based on what you have stated. If you had missed the court date, the court would have mailed a letter to you to remind you that you missed your court date and would have re-set your court date on a future date. If the Prosecutor hasn't filed the... Read more »

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Q: Does all info on a ticket need to be correct? Name,address,make,model,etc. For it to be valid

name is incorrect, make and model is incorrect, my address is wrong, CDL class is wrong, height and weight wrong

Andrea Rogers
Andrea Rogers answered on Sep 29, 2020

No, the police officer can make a lot of mistakes on the ticket and it is still valid. Errors on the ticket can be corrected by the police officer or prosecutor at any time, up to and including the date of trial. If everything is wrong, including the address of the location where they pulled you... Read more »

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Q: In mo got a ticket for no insurance but he never put a fine or courtdate?

With no court date do I have to do anything?

Andrea Rogers
Andrea Rogers answered on Jul 1, 2020

Your choices are:

1) go to court and plead guilty, then the judge will sentence you and determine the amount of the fine. 4 points will be added to your driving record if you plead guilty to "No Insurance" and you will have to pay a fine and court costs,

2) go to court...
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Q: I got a speeding ticket for 17 mph over the limit. It is my first violation. Will this put points on my license?

If so, should I obtain a lawyer to fight that?

Andrea Rogers
Andrea Rogers answered on Sep 25, 2019

If you plead guilty to a speeding ticket for driving 17 miles over the limit, yes, points will be added to your driving record. In addition, your insurance company may use it as an excuse to increase your car insurance rates. You can hire an attorney to get your speeding ticket amended to a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Missouri on
Q: So I can hire an attorney without a court date
Andrea Rogers
Andrea Rogers answered on Aug 7, 2019

Yes, you can hire an attorney if you know you are going to be charged, or you already have been charged but they have not set a court date yet.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Missouri on
Q: What should I do about a PAW on a drug possession case

Less than 35 grams of controlled substance except marijuana/ fake marijuana

Yet to be given a court date

Andrea Rogers
Andrea Rogers answered on Aug 7, 2019

You need to hire an attorney to represent you if you want to avoid having a drug conviction on your criminal record.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Missouri on
Q: I received a red light camera citation in the mail seven months after the incident. What are my options?

I have an Iowa CDL and the violation occurred in Hannibal, Mo. I was able to see the video online and I did indeed run the red light, but since it was so long ago I don’t really remember doing it or what the driving/traffic conditions were like at the time. Since I was driving a heavy tractor... Read more »

Andrea Rogers
Andrea Rogers answered on Jul 15, 2019

Yes, you can hire an attorney to get your Hannibal red light camera ticket amended from a 2-point moving violation to a no-point, no-moving infraction such as "Equipment Violation" or, for truck drivers with a CDL, the ticket can be amended to "Parking a Truck Longer Than 4... Read more »

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