Bridgeton Missouri Speeding and Traffic Tickets

Bridgeton Municipal Court Info

Hours: Mon – Fri, 5:30AM – to 9:00AM | 1st and 3rd Thursday and the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month
Court Phone: 314-739-1145
Court Clerk: n/a
Municipal Judge: Joseph W. Larrew

Reviews for The People’s Counsel

“Highly recommend if you are looking for a trustworthy team to work on your behalf!”
—Ashley R.

“Charles and Tom are the BEST criminal defense lawyers EVER!!”
—James T.

“Great price, great communication, great lawyer!!”
—Teighlor P.

“I have worked with Charles Barberio twice now and have been incredibly impressed with his professionalism…”
—Carrie G.


If there is one main point that should be made at the beginning of this article, it would be this:  DO NOT plead guilty to your Bridgeton MO traffic ticket. 

Pleading guilty to a moving violation will result in points becoming a part of your permanent driving record. And as most of you already know, points on your driving record lead directly to much higher car insurance.

But what you may not know is how the Points System works. Or why points lead to increase insurance costs. 


Missouri uses the Points System in order to track the driving behavior of those who drive within its borders. Simply put, if you have no points on your driving record, the state considers you to be a good driver. If you do have points, then you are considered to be a bad driver.

And this is exactly why your automobile insurance company will end up raising your monthly premiums. Because if you are the type of driver who does not obey traffic rules and regulations (like staying below the posted speed limit), then you are statistically more likely to end up in a car accident. 

In order to cover the increased risk, they will drive up your rates. Even one or two points on your driving record will cost you an extra 35% above your current rates. And if you get any more points after this, the cost will increase to about 50% above. 

If you pull out your calculator, you’ll be able to see just how big of an economic impact this increase will make. Let’s assume that your current monthly insurance bill is $150. Then you get two points assessed to your driving record. That will immediately increase your bill to well over $200 per month (about a $52 bump). This increase will continue, month after month, for the next three (3) years. So the real cost of your Bridgeton Missouri traffic tickets should be thought of this way:  $52.50 X 36 months = $1,890


In other words, pleading guilty to that one little, tiny, seemingly meaningless ticket will end up costing you close to two grand! Is it really worth it? Wouldn’t it make more sense to contact the Bridgeton Missouri speeding ticket attorneys at The People’s Counsel instead? 

How does someone receive points in the first place? Luckily, there is a very straightforward answer. The only way someone receives points to their driving record is if they plead guilty to a Bridgeton MO traffic ticket. 

How does someone plead guilty to their traffic ticket? All you have to do is pay the fine listed on the back of your ticket. Once you take that step, the state of Missouri will consider it to an admission of guilt, and points will be assessed to your record immediately

Unfortunately, this is what most people in Missouri do. They pay the fine on the ticket very soon after the ticket is handed to them from the police officer. Why? Because most folks have no idea that there another option available to them. And they usually do not have a good idea as to how the points system works.

And that is exactly why this article began with a warning:  Please, please, please DO NOT plead guilty to your traffic ticket!! That’s the worst single act you could take. You should instead reach out to us for help. 

So why would it be better to call us at The People’s Counsel instead? Our team will work closely with the local prosecutor to get your Bridgeton MO speeding ticket (which the state describes as a “moving violation”) reduced down to a non-moving violation (like Illegal Parking). Why? Because non-moving violations do not come with any points. And if there are no points, then you won’t have to worry about all the negative consequences alluded to earlier. 

So give us a call, or fill out an online inquiry, and we will take it from there. As soon as we get the necessary information, our legal team will move quickly to dispose of your traffic matters in a timely fashion, and make sure your record stays clean. But please do call soon. If you wait too long, you run the risk of a warrant being issued for your arrest. We look forward to hearing from you!