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 »
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?
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
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 »
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 »
I'm not an adult (junior in highschool) had liscence, insurance and have never had any type of infraction on my record. Completely clean. I'm just a bit worried as to what could happen because I got a court date rather than just a fine.
The outcome of your case depends a lot on which court your case is being prosecuted in. Some prosecutors and judges are more lenient than others. You (or your parents) will need to hire an experienced criminal defense/traffic law attorney to...Read more »
I was pulled over going 5-10mph over in a 60mph zone. The Highway Patrol officer didn’t issue a ticket and just gave me advice, but he has my home address. Can my ticket be sent in the mail even though he never said he was giving me one?
The Prosecutor has up to 1 year from the date of the incident to file charges against you. So yes, it is possible that you could receive a ticket in the mail later. However, it sounds like the officer just gave you a warning and let you go.
Usually that means you can get the problem fixed (repair the broken tail-light, for example) and bring proof to court and show the judge, who might dismiss the ticket or reduce the fine. "Fix-it" tickets are usually for non-moving, no-point violations like "Failure to Register Vehicle" or...Read more »
You can call the court clerk in Lincoln County and ask if a court appearance is required or can you just plead guilty and pay the fine. I expect that you will have to appear in court for this type of ticket. If so, the judge will sentence you and determine the amount of the fine. If you plead...Read more »
Courts can require a mandatory court appearance for some tickets. If you want to get the ticket reduced to a non-moving, no-point infraction that won't affect your driving record of car insurance rates, you will have to hire a traffic law attorney to represent you.
I was followed by an officer from another county and just before the county line I was pulled over and given a ticket just want to know the legality and what I can show the court that the officer was in the wrong.
I recently got into skateboarding for a fun past time. I would never consider doing tricks on my board anywhere else other than skate parks but have given thought to riding a longboard for a method of transportation. Is it legal to ride a long board on sidewalks? Where can I ride it legally? I... Read more »
If you are not able to find laws in your ordinary searches under civil, traffic, recreational, and other laws, you could check with your elected officials on the city council, assembly, and other local, city, and state government bodies. One of the problems with skateboarding is that many places...Read more »
I received a speeding ticket (my first in 10+ years). The ticket says it's for "SPEEDING 36-40 MPH OVER" but below that it says driving 90, posted speed limit 60.... which is 30... not 36-40. Ninety in a sixty is consistent with what the officer stated/alleged.
Any error on the ticket can be corrected at any time. This does not sound like an error. This appears to be a situation in which the police officer wants the Prosecutor to know you were speeding 36-40 miles over but the cop gave you a break by issuing the ticket for only 30 miles over.
For that high a speed, a court appearance is required. If you hire an attorney to represent you, you won't have to appear in court. Your attorney can get your speeding ticket reduced to a non-moving no-point infraction like "Illegal Parking," so you won't have any points on your driving record and...Read more »
Today, I got a speeding citation in Jefferson county, Arnold, the officer put down a completely random badge # not theirs on the ticket and I have a video of them stating their name and badge number and it doesn’t match the citation in any way. Is this grounds to get it dismissed?
Almost any error on a speeding ticket can be corrected at any time by either the police officer or the Prosecuting Attorney. If the description of where the traffic stop occurred was completely wrong, that might be grounds to get the ticket dismissed, but other simple errors are not.
Ticket issued in Jefferson County, MO by Missouri Highway Patrol officer. It was for 70 mph(1 - 5 mph over) in a 65 mph posted zone. Will this show on my driving record as a moving or non-moving violation? If it shows as a moving violation, should I hire an attorney to have it reduced to a... Read more »
If you received a ticket and you failed to pay the fine, the court can issue a warrant for your arrest. Some courts are more lenient than others and will continue the court date out 30 days to give you another chance to pay before they issue the warrant. Some courts will send you a letter reminding...Read more »
You can call the court clerk to ask if they issued a warrant for your arrest. If it's your first missed court date, the court may have continued your court date another 30 days instead of issuing a warrant.
The Callaway County Prosecutor will not amend a ticket for that high a speed. You could hire a local Callaway County traffic law attorney to go to court with you and try to get a Suspended Imposition of Sentence with probation.
The outcome depends a lot on which court your case is being prosecuted in. For that high a speed, I assume it's in St. Charles County Circuit Court, and the judge in the traffic division in that court is not going to agree to probation (and the prosecutor will not amend your ticket to a non-moving...Read more »
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