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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 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 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 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 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: An officer is on an overpass running radar sending units by radio sitting on an exit ramp to pull people over and issue

Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on May 28, 2019

You didn't ask a question. What you describe is common and no per se improper.

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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 »

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: Our son went to court for a littering ticket he pled guilty the judge accessed 104 dollars in court costs 1 year

Supervised probation and 1 year unsupervised probation and having to pay private probation 50 a month is this not to harsh since the judge usually just assesses fines especially since it his first offense on anything. And someone that has been in and out of court for various criminal charges gets... Read more »

Gary Kollin answered on May 22, 2019

And what is the question? Was it littering or loitering?

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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 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 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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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 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 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 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: Can I pay over what the price of a speeding ticket is to have it knocked down to a non-moving violation? You can in KS.

Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Apr 14, 2019

What you ask is common in Missouri but depends on the court. Ask an attorney or practices traffic law in the court where you must appear.

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Q: I got a ticket for driving a motor vehicle the wrong way on a one way street, which it was late at night.

I had to use my GPS to get out of the town, and which my GPS told me to make a U Turn as possible. I never been in this town and the roads are confusing, my question is if I did not know that the road i was driving in was a one way and i was in the line that if it was a 2 line, can i get this... Read more »

Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Apr 14, 2019

You are unlikely to get it dismissed but if you hire an attorney, the attorney might be able to work out a deal whereby you plead guilty to a non-moving violation in exchange for paying a higher fine. That is common in Missouri and could save you money on insurance in the long run. Or you could... Read more »

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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 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 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 »

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Q: I received a TRUCK VIOLATE SECTION 304.015=driving in left lane where Trucks over24Tons are Prohibited(Fight it/payit?)

Should i hire an attorney or are there no points going to cdl license?

Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Mar 14, 2019

I don't know the answer but you can contact the Department of Revenue. https://dor.mo.gov/motorv/ They are generally quite helpful.

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Q: Is driving without a front license plate considerered a "non-moving" violation?

I am not wanting to hike my insurance rates and would like to know if I need to get it lowered to a non-moving offense.

Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Feb 26, 2019

Contact MO DOR. https://dor.mo.gov/motorv/

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Q: a warrant just pooped up for fireworks that happened july 5th I was supposed to go to court on august 28th but got put

on house arrest the same day and couldn't make it to the court date so today is January 3rd 2019 and I'm at the transition center downtown st louis and I been here for 3 months so why the warrant just now popping up?

Joseph Harvath answered on Jan 14, 2019

Police have to send their request for the ticket, summons, or criminal charge to the Prosecutor for review. The prosecutor then determines whether the charges will be filed. For misdemeanor cases, they have up to 1 year to file the charges

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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 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 »

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