Speeding Tickets in Chesterfield Missouri - Starting at $35
Although it may not seem to be that big of a deal to most people, a simple speeding ticket in Chesterfield Missouri can turn into a nightmare if it is not handled properly. How does a ticket become a such a headache? When people do not hire an attorney to help them fix the ticket, they almost always end up paying the court fine listed on the back of the citation. But paying the fine on a traffic ticket in the state of Missouri is the same thing as pleading guilty to it.Only $150 for Most Chesterfield Missouri Arrest Warrants
But this is the worst thing you can do with your Chesterfield Missouri speeding ticket! Because an admission of guilt will allow the state to put points on your permanent driving record. And believe it or not, even a couple of points will do tremendous damage. This is because your car insurance provider will use the existence of points on your record as an excuse to jack up your monthly rates through the roof. One or two measly little points will result in an increase of 35% or more above your current rates. That equates to several thousand additional dollars you’ll end up paying out over the next few years (money that could have gone to basic household necessities).Only $225 for Most Chesterfield Missouri Driving While Suspended Tickets
Why will your auto insurance company jack up your premiums? Because from the insurance industry’s point of view, traffic tickets represent clear proof that you do not obey the laws of the road. And from a statistical perspective, people who do not follow the posted speed limit are more likely to end up in a car accident. In order to cover that risk, the insurer will skyrocket your rates. It’s just as simple as that.
In addition to higher insurance, too many points on your driving record can also lead to a suspended driver’s license. How could such a thing happen? If you receive too many points within one year, then the state of Missouri will automatically suspend your driving privileges for a full twelve months. Just imagine catching rides from family and friends for the next year! And if you are caught driving on a suspended license, you’ll get hit with a misdemeanor criminal charge.
So why would someone want to plead guilty to a ticket when there are so many consequences that come with that kind of decision? Two main reasons: 1) Most folks have no idea that there is any consequences for pleading guilty (or at least until they receive their next monthly insurance bill); 2) Most people incorrectly believe that paying the fine listed on the back of the ticket (which usually runs around $100) is going to be the cheaper route for them (instead of paying $35 to us, and then $200 in court fines). It is true that (roughly) $235 is more than $100. But that does not take into consideration the fact that a $100 guilty plea will end up costing you through the nose over the long run!!
So what can we do for you instead? Our main goal would be to get the speeding ticket reduced from a moving violation down to a non-moving violation. Non-moving violations do not come with any points to your driving record. And if there are no points, then your car insurance will remain the same, and there will be no risk of losing your license. So give us a call, and we will get to work on your case right away!
The affordable Missouri traffic ticket lawyers at The Law Office of Jennifer Alter-Rieken have been taking care of people’s traffic tickets and warrants for over ten (10) years. We specialize in making sure that your record stays clean, your insurance rates remain the same, and that you are free to travel about in your car as you please. And we want to do it all at an affordable price. The fees for recalling a standard arrest warrant are $150. The fees for handling a Driving While Suspended ticket start at $225. The fees for a typical traffic ticket start at $35. But the initial consultation to discuss your legal issues is free of charge. So contact us today to learn more!!