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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 »

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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.

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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 »

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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 Hours."

The...
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Q: Whatis the cut off period to pay off some tickets that I have eecieved in Velda Village? The court appearance is June19
Andrea Rogers
Andrea Rogers answered on Jun 15, 2019

If the court date is June 19, then that's when payment is due. If you hire a traffic ticket lawyer to get your tickets reduced to non-moving, no-point infractions, your attorney will get the court date continued to a later date.

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Q: In St Louis county what does it mean when a ticket status says cont of payment
Andrea Rogers
Andrea Rogers answered on Jun 15, 2019

This means the court has continued your court date to a later date, and that's when payment is due.

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Q: I got a ticket in the mail for speeding and I never got pulled over for it? And i don’t remember speeding?

Whats going to happen? Do I plead guilty or non guilty?

Andrea Rogers
Andrea Rogers answered on Jun 14, 2019

If you plead guilty to a speeding ticket, points will be added to your driving record, and your car insurance rates may increase. Or you can hire a traffic ticket lawyer to get your ticket reduced to a non-moving, no-point violation that won't affect your driving record or insurance rates. You will... Read more »

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Q: Will I get points on license for ticket driving in rt lane of hwy w/ 2 or more lanes in same direction? Will ins. Go up?

Never had a ticket for anything else, is a 17 year old male.

Andrea Rogers
Andrea Rogers answered on May 31, 2019

Yes, if you plead guilty to this ticket, points will be added to your driving record and your car insurance rates may increase. You can hire a traffic ticket lawyer to get your ticket reduced to a non-moving, no-point infraction that won't affect your driving record or car insurance rates.

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Q: How can I deal with out of state speeding tickets with a Missouri license?

I have a MO license but I have 2 received speeding tickets in Illinois and one in Iowa in the past year. I didn't realize out of state tickets counted towards points on your license so I just paid the fine and didn't get them fixed. Can I still have an attorney get them off my record or is it too... Read more »

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Andrea Rogers answered on May 28, 2019

It's possible that an attorney in IL or Iowa could withdraw your guilty plea and get your tickets amended to a non-moving violation. You will need to hire a traffic ticket lawyer in the state (and preferably in that particular county or city) where you got the tickets. It's more difficult to... Read more »

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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
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
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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1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice, Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Missouri on
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
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.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Missouri on
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
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
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
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
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
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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Missouri on
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
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.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Missouri on
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
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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Missouri on
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
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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