Eureka, MO asked in Traffic Tickets for Missouri

Q: I got a ticket in May 2022 in Jefferson County, MO but nothing shows up

I got a speeding ticket in May 2022 in Jefferson County, nothing has ever showed up on casenet Is there a statue of limitations since they never seemed to have filed the ticket and it's been over a year??

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John C. Boyer
John C. Boyer
  • Licensed in Missouri

A: A statute of limitation limits the time a case can be filed against a person. The time period begins to run on the day after the incident (i.e. the day a person receives a citation). The statute of limitations for infractions is six months. Section 556.036.2(3), RSMo. Misdemeanors have a one year statute of limitations. Section 556.036.2(2), RSMo. Speeding, absent some unusual circumstances, would fall under either the infraction or misdemeanor class of crimes in Missouri. There are exceptions to permit a longer charging period, but there is not sufficient information to consider whether they would be applicable here. Consequently, a ticket for speeding, absent exceptional circumstances, would not be able to be filed after May of 2023.

While Casenet is a great tool, it generally only reflects State level charges. It is possible that a municipality within the county charged you and that would not be reflected on Casenet. For example, if an Arnold Police Officer issued the citation for speeding, he may have presented that to the municipal prosecutor, and you would be charged in the City of Arnold.

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