ST LOUIS DRIVING WHILE SUSPENDED
This kind of ticket is issued more frequently than you might think. Lots of people end up driving on a suspended license for any number of reasons. For instance, people still need to get to work, or pick up the kids from school, or make a quick run to the grocery store.
But of course, if you are reading this webpage, then there’s a good chance you’ve recently received a St Louis Driving While Suspended ticket. You already rolled the dice, and got caught.
So now what?
DO NOT PLEAD GUILTY TO A ST LOUIS DRIVING WHILE SUSPENDED TICKET
Before we go any further, there is one action you definitely DO NOT want to take. The last thing you want to do is plead guilty to this ticket. How does someone plead guilty to a St Louis Driving While Suspended ticket? All you have to do is pay the fine listed on the back of the ticket, and Presto!, you have plead guilty to it.
If you do plead guilty to a DWS ticket, it will result in at least twelve (12) additional points going on your permanent driving record. And if that happens, then your license will be suspended FOR ANOTHER FULL YEAR. That’s the last thing you want to happen!
Here’s the good news. Our team at The People’s Counsel can definitely help! Below is the three-step process that we will follow to take care of your St Louis Driving While Suspended ticket:
The first question will be to find out why you were pulled over in the first place. Because no one gets pulled over for “driving on a suspended license” (it’s not as if a police officer can look at your vehicle and determine whether or not your driver’s license is valid). You were pulled over for some other reason (like speeding, or improper lane change), and only after the police officer ran your license did he/she learn that you were operating the vehicle illegally.
But we don’t want to forget about this underlying St Louis traffic ticket (the real reason for why you were pulled over in the first place), because this will need to be handled as well. So when you call us about handling a Driving While Suspended ticket, we will actually end up fixing two traffic matters for you: the DWS, and the infraction that caused the officer to pull you over to begin with.
The second question will be to ask why your driving privileges were suspended. There are many potential reasons for why this happened. For instance, you might have been in a car accident for which you were held liable, and failed to pay restitution to the other driver; you recently received too many points on your permanent driving record; you recently had a DUI, and drove during a period of time called the “hard walk”; etc.
This information is important because it will help us determine which strategy to follow in order to take care of the St Louis Driving While Suspended ticket.
If you do not know the reason for why your driver’s license was suspended, then we will ask you to contact the Missouri Department of Revenue (573) 526-2407. This department will be able to give you all the information you need.
Once we have figured out why your privileges were suspended in the first place, the next step will be to implement the proper strategy to get the ticket fixed. More often than not, the suspension period has already run (which means you are now eligible for reinstatement), but you haven’t yet taken the steps to get your license valid. In this kind of situation, we can usually fix the St Louis driving while suspended ticket (and you won’t receive any points to your driving record).
A DWS ticket can get really complicated, really fast. Sometimes an individual will have multiple Driving While Suspended tickets from a number of different municipalities all around the St Louis area. When this happens to be the case, it requires a lot of extra work (and several appearances in court). And although we can still help you out in this kind of situation, it will require higher fees than normal.
A Driving While Suspended ticket in St Louis is a very serious matter. In fact, it’s not even really considered to be a traffic ticket. The state of Missouri describes this kind of charge as a Class A Misdemeanor. So as you can see, a DWS is no laughing matter.
All you need to do is give us a call! Our staff will get the information we need, and put you in the best position possible moving forward. We look forward to hearing from you!