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!