Shawnee, KS asked in Traffic Tickets for Missouri

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 late? Do I have any alternatives? I haven't received anything notifying me of points/ suspension etc.

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

A: 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 withdraw a plea if too much time has passed, so I suggest you look into this asap.

Your license will be suspended for 30 days if you accumulate 8 points within 18 months. Your license will be revoked for 1 year if you accumulate 12 points within 12 months. You can call the Missouri Dept. of Revenue to find out how many points you have accumulated so far.

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