TRAFFIC DEFENSE AT THE PEOPLE’S COUNSEL – NO POINTS, NO HEADACHES
If you want to avoid points on your driving record, or higher car insurance, or a suspension of your driver’s license, then please do give us a call. We would be happy to fix your Chesterfield MO speeding ticket quickly, and ensure that none of the negative consequences described above happen!
The main thing that people want to avoid on a ticket is points. This makes perfect sense, but what most people do not understand is how the Points System works in the state of Missouri. Many states make use of this system in order to keep track of its drivers, and more particularly, how well they have been doing as drivers.
So if you were to plead guilty to a Chesterfield Missouri traffic ticket, the state would put a certain number of points on your driving record. The exact number of points will depend on which ticket you received. But the main thing to keep in mind is that the only way those points are going to be assessed to your record is if you first plead guilty to the ticket.
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That should make the next question easy: How does someone plead guilty to a Chesterfield MO speeding ticket? In their minds, most people would envision a courtroom setting in which the defendant argues his/her case valiantly, but then recognizes he/she has no choice but to plead guilty in the face of overwhelming evidence. But this is not how the vast majority of traffic tickets in the St Louis area end up.
When most people receive a traffic ticket, they flip the small document over to the backside, and take a look at the cost of the fine. In most municipalities across Missouri, the fine you pay to get rid of a ticket is about $100. But here’s the catch. Once you pay that fine of one hundred dollars, the state of Missouri will consider it to be an admission of guilt.
And once that admission of guilt is entered by the Chesterfield Municipal Court Clerk, that information will be delivered to the MO Department of Revenue. This department is in charge of motor vehicles across the state, and has the power to assess points.
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After the points become a part of your permanent driving record, the automobile insurance company you use to insure your vehicle will greatly increase your monthly rates. Why? Because from the insurance industry’s point of view, the only reason you received points was because you failed to obey one of the basic traffic laws. People who do not follow basic traffic laws often end up in way more car accidents. In order to cover this increased risk, your car insurance provider will jack up your premiums through the roof.
Even one or two points on your driving record can easily lead to an increase of 35% above current rates. And if you receive anymore, that increase will jump to 50%. Just imagine having to shell out such this extra amount month after month, for the next three years. Because that’s how long the extra insurance cost will last.
But that might not even be the worst thing about points!! Because it just so happens that if you receive too many of those little guys, then you are risking a suspended (or in some cases, revoked) driver’s license. This can happen in a multitude of ways, but here are some examples:
If you receive eight (8) points within eighteen (18) months, your Missouri driving privileges will be suspended for thirty (30) day. If this happens again, the suspension will be for sixty (60) days, and then ninety (90) days if it happens a third time. In addition, you could face a driver’s license revocation for a full year if you rack up twelve points within a twelve-month span, or eighteen points within twenty-four months, or twenty-four points within thirty-six months.
The reason why this is significant is because even though there is a suspension in place, many people will still decide to drive their cars. This decision isn’t made because of some propensity to break the law. Rather, it is strictly out of necessity (because people still need to get to work, take the kids to school, run to the grocery store, etc.). But if you are pulled over while your license was suspended, then you will be issued a Driving While Suspended ticket, which is a misdemeanor in the state of Missouri. We can help with this kind of situation too, but we just like to make people aware of this possibility.
So what can The People’s Counsel do for you? Our main goal will be to get your Chesterfield MO speeding ticket reduced from its current status as a “moving violation” down to a non-moving violation. A non-moving violation is an infraction that was committed while the car was not moving (like Illegal Parking).
But the good news about a non-moving violation is that it does not come with any points to your driving record. And if there are no points on your record, then your auto insurance will remain the same.
All you need to do is give us a call! Our team is ready to handle your ticket immediately. We look forward to hearing from you!!