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Traffic violations can be as minor as speeding or as significant as hit and run. Most minor offenses are taken care of with a fine, but more serious charges include the possibility of punishment that may include jail time. You also need to consider the points assigned for each offense. It’s never a good idea to just plead guilty and pay the fine. It’s important to take every ticket seriously because even minor offenses may restrict your driving privileges and send your insurance rates skyrocketing if you fail to deal with them properly.
Common traffic violations include:
- Running Stop Sign or Red Light
- Uninsured Driving
- Passing an Emergency Vehicle
- School Bus-Related Violations
- Hit & Run
- Careless/Reckless Driving
Traffic Law FAQs
How many points can I get before my Missouri license is suspended?
If you receive 8 points in 18 months your Missouri license will be suspended.
What points are associated with a particular ticket?
You may refer to the Missouri Driver Record Traffic Violation Descriptions and Points Assessed (Form 899) to find the point value of most tickets.
Is it worth paying to have a traffic ticket removed?
Usually the cost increase from your insurance alone is large enough that it is worth having the ticket removed from your record.
Can I get old tickets taken off my record?
Yes and this would be worth doing, especially if you are at a point where you are likely to lose your license for too many points or your license has already been suspended.
If you’ve been charged with a traffic-related offense or crime, Bryant King and the staff at King Law Firm will work with you to get the charges dismissed, reduced or, barring that, minimize your associated punishment. We work extensively in Clay and Platte Counties, Gladstone, Riverside, Pleasant Valley, Parkville, Smithville and Kansas City. Call us today for more information. (816)216-7020