CLAYTON MISSOURI TRAFFIC TICKETS
If you’ve recently received a speeding or traffic ticket in Clayton Missouri, then please do give us a call! Our specialty involves getting tickets fixed so that you do not have to deal with negative consequences such as: 1) Points on your driving record; 2) Higher car insurance rates; 3) Suspension of your driver’s license; 4) And in some cases, a loss of your job.
So please do get in touch with us at The People’s Counsel if you would prefer to avoid any of the above-mentioned consequences. Our Clayton MO traffic ticket lawyer will work with the local prosecutor to get your ticket reduced from a moving violation (so-called because the infraction occurred while the car was in motion, like a common speeding ticket) down to a non-moving violation (such as Illegal Parking).
We will get your Clayton Missouri traffic ticket fixed quickly so that no points go on your driving record
Why is this our main goal? For one very simple reason: Non-moving violations do not come with any points to your permanent driving record. And please be aware that when you are dealing with a Gerald Missouri speeding ticket, the one thing you want to avoid is points on your record.
What’s the big deal about points on your driving record? It is the existence of points on your record that will lead directly to far higher automobile insurance rates. Even one or two points can cause an increase of about 35% above your current rates. So for example, if your current monthly insurance bill is $150 (which is close to the national average), then a 35% bump would be $52.50. This extra amount would be paid, month after month, for the next three (3) years. At the end of this period of time, you will have handed over close to an extra $2,000 to your car insurance provider. And we are sure that you would much rather spend two-grand on things that matter to you personally (like mortgage, groceries, or a night out at the movies).
Our experienced Clayton Missouri speeding ticket lawyer will make sure your auto insurance does not go up
And if the increased price tag does not phase you, then maybe the possibility of a suspension will. Because if you receive too many points on your driving record, the state will take your driver’s license away from you. This can happen, for instance, if/when you get eight (8) points within a span of eighteen (18) months. In this set of circumstances, the state of Missouri will suspend your driving privileges for thirty (30) days. Or if you receive twelve (12) points within twelve months, the state will revoke your license for a full year. That’s a lot of rides to catch from friends and family!
So how does someone receive points to their driving record in the first place? The only way someone is issued points is if they first plead guilty to a moving violation (like a Clayton Missouri speeding ticket). And the easiest way to plead guilty to a moving violation is to simply pay the fine listed on the back of the ticket (which is usually about $100). As soon as you pay that fine, you have admitted guilt, and the MO Dept of Revenue will assess a certain number of points to your permanent driving record.
EXPERIENCED CLAYTON MISSOURI TRAFFIC TICKET ATTORNEY
The exact number of points will depend on the nature of your ticket. So for instance, if you plead guilty to speeding 10-15 miles above the posted limit, then you can expect two (2) points. But if you were going 25 miles or more above, then you’ll receive a lot more points. The main idea here is that those points will only be assessed if/when you plead guilty to the ticket. And that admission of guilt only occurs when you pay the fine listed on the back (or if you are found guilty of the infraction after a bench trial).
But if we can get your Clayton Missouri traffic ticket amended down to a non-moving violation, no points will be assessed (and your car insurance will remain the same). However, it is important to point out that the prosecutor will assess a new fine. Instead of $100, the new fine will be closer to $250. Why? Because the prosecutor is fully aware of the fact that amending your speeding ticket to a non-moving violation will save you thousands on car insurance. And as a result of that savings, the City of Clayton will have no problem increasing your fine.
All you have to do in order to avoid all of this craziness is to give us a call. We will get to work on your case immediately. We look forward to hearing from you!