Traffic & DWI
Traffic & DWI
Traffic and DWI citations can put your driver's license in jeopardy and, in some situations, may bring jail time without proper representation. Missouri has a point system and points stay on your record for a period of time depending on if they are alcohol related or not. A normal traffic ticket will have 2 points and those points stay on your record for at least 18 months. If you have too many points, your license can be suspended. 

There is a penalty if you have had a prior suspension so it is best to make sure to take care of all tickets as they happen. Further, having points show up on your driving record negatively impacts your car insurance rates! So paying a small amount to have the ticket amended to a no-point violation is less expensive than the expense of increased car insurance. Further, once you go down the rabbit hole of suspension and driving while suspended, it is much harder to get back on the right track. Make sure if you do get a ticket to contact us right away! It is easy to throw the ticket in your glove box and the next thing you know there is a warrant out for your arrest. 

If you need time to pay the fine and costs, we can work with you on obtaining a continuance with the Court. Our best advice is not to wait until the last minute!  

DWI
Obviously, it is best to have a designated driver or take an Uber. Sometimes, you make a mistake without even knowing you were impaired. If this happens to you, make sure to call us right away. You will receive a temporary driving license when you are arrested and you have a very short window to send in your request for a hearing with the Department of Revenue to try to protect your license. 

Many people don't understand that there is an administrative side and criminal side to a DWI. This is the type of case where you must have an attorney. Pleading guilty will require you to serve jail time unless you have a plea agreement with the Prosecutor. If this is your first charge, you can receive a "Suspended Imposition of Sentence" which means that it will be off your record when your probation period is over. It can be used by law enforcement, the Director of Revenue, and as a prior offense if you do receive another violation, but for all other purposes, the case disappears. 

If you have a second offense, you still may be able to avoid jail time but you will receive a "suspended execution of sentence" which means no jail time unless you have a violation of your probation. Hopefully this will not happen to you, but we are here to help if you make this mistake.  

If you would like our WhitePage on the Missouri point system, click the link below.
Why Choose Us?
Many of our local tickets have reduced attorney fees since they are so close to our office and do not require a lot of time. If the Court does allow us to mail in a ticket, we will also offer a reduced fee. Traffic tickets come in 3s so if you do get another one we will give you a client discount on the fee for the next ticket. We have your back and will keep an eye to make sure you do not end up with a point problem leading to a suspension if at all possible.  
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