Asked in Traffic Tickets for Missouri

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

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Andrea Rogers
Andrea Rogers
Answered
  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Licensed in Missouri

A: 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 until 6 months later is not sufficient grounds for dismissal.

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