Aggressive Driving Traffic Defense Lawyer
In Missouri, most cases involving aggressive driving are charged with several offense related to their actions. If you have any outstanding traffic tickets, warrants, or past traffic tickets you want off your record; use the “get a quote” link on this page to give us some basic information about your situation.
The information you submit is confidential, and we reply to all requests the same business day if submitted before 4pm cst. Requests received after 4pm are normally followed up on the next business day. For more immediate assistance, give us a call at 816-398-8772
Our price to handle standard traffic tickets is a flat $75 fee. Fees for other services may vary, but our rates are among the most competitive in the area.
Aggressive driving in Missouri
Missouri driving laws do not clearly define the offense of aggressive driving, but do have a provision that criminalizes what can be reasonably considered aggressive conduct when operating a vehicle or automobile on roads and highways. Generally, aggressive driving involves a combination of traffic offenses that could endanger the safety of other persons or property. This is more of an umbrella definition that includes all forms of dangerous and risky operation of vehicles on the roadways. The offense of aggressive driving falls under the provision of careless and imprudent driving as stated in Section 340.170 of Missouri traffic laws. Going by this provision, aggressive driving puts other persons or their property at risk, and individuals who commit the offense do so due to failure to exercise the highest degree of care.
Examples of acts that could be considered aggressive driving in Missouri include: racing, tailgating, speeding beyond limits, disregarding signs and regulations, driving slowly in the passing lane, erratic lane changes, confrontation with other road users, rude gestures, excessive headlight flashing and others. More often, people misconstrue aggressive driving as road rage but they are slightly different. Road rage describes violent roadway incidents like physical assault.
A driver who’s given a ticket for aggressive driving in Missouri is obligated to pay the fine or appear in court. Failure to appear in court could result in a warrant of arrest being issued against the offender. Depending on the severity of the violation and whether the offender has other traffic violations on their record, they could face monetary fines and license suspension or revocation.
Penalties for aggressive driving in Missouri
Missouri law classifies aggressive driving as Class C misdemeanors, Class B misdemeanors, or Class A misdemeanors punishable by monetary fines, potential imprisonment, probation, and other administrative penalties such as suspension of driver’s license. A person who’s convicted or pleads guilty to an aggressive driving offense that resulted in an accident is charged with a Class A misdemeanor which comes with a jail term not exceeding one year, and/or a fine not exceeding $1000. A conviction for aggressive driving which does not involve an accident is considered a Class B misdemeanor punishable by a jail term of up to six months and/or a fine of up to $1000. Speed violations are classified under Class C misdemeanors punishable by up to 15 days in jail and a fine up to $750.
Aggressive driving points on license
Aggressive driving in Missouri could lead to loss of driving privileges if a driver accumulates a specific number of points as stipulated in the Department of Revenues Point System. A driver who is cited for aggressive driving under the state jurisdiction is assigned 4 demerit points against their driving record. If a driver is cited under the municipal jurisdiction, they are assigned 2 demerit points against their driving record. Accumulating demerit points too quickly could result in suspension or revocation of a driver’s license. If a driver accumulates 4 demerit points on their driver’s license within 12 months, the Missouri Department of Revenues will send them an advisory letter that serves as warning. If they accumulate 8 points within 18 months, the driver’s license is suspended. If they accumulate accrue 12 points within 12 months, 18 points within 24 months, or 24 points in 36 months, then their driver’s license stands revoked.
If an aggressive driving ticket in Missouri isn’t reduced to non-moving violation, then the offense appears on the offender’s Missouri driving record for a minimum of three years. But a conviction that results in the suspension of a driver’s license stays on a driving record for up to 5 years at least.
How Our Traffic Ticket Defense Works
Call or Click “Amend Your Ticket Today” and Inform us your ticket number and any other information relating to your ticket. If you are under 21, tell me your age.
An email will be sent to you containing all pertinent information including an electronic contract(you can sign it online with your smartphone, tablet or computer), request for pertinent information, fine and court costs, and a link to pay.
I will file on your case and set a court date and request a recommendation from the prosecutor.
If the prosecutor accepts my offer you pay your fine online(KCMO Tickets only) or the firm pays it with a check. Receipt from jurisdiction is sent and your email.
TRAFFIC LAWYER SERVING THE KANSAS CITY METRO AND BEYOND
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Our electronic process allows you to handle your basic traffic matter without ever leaving home. But, you will always know our traffic lawyer is available to answer your questions by just making a call. Kansas City local traffic attorney Chris Simons handles your matter from beginning to end, giving each client his direct email and personal cell phone number.
OUR TRAFFIC ATTORNEY HANDLES TRAFFIC TICKETS IN THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS
Cities we serve: Adrian, Archie, Arnold, Ashland, Ballwin, Bates City, Belton, Blue Springs, Buckner, Butler, Byrnes Mill, Cameron Chesterfield, Chilicothe, Claycomo, Clayton, Cleveland, Creve Coure, Dearborn, Dellwood, Drexel, Ellisville, Fair Grove, Fairview, Fenton, Ferrelview, Florissant, Frontenac, Garden City, Gladstone, Gower, Grain Valley, Grandview, Greenwood, Holden, Houston Lake, Independence, Kansas City Missouri, Kearney, Kingsville, Kirkwood, Knob Noster, Ladue, Lake Lotawana, Lake Tapawingo, Lake Waukomis, Lake Winnebago, Laurie, Lathrop, Lawson, Lee’s Summit, Liberty, North Kansas City, Oak Grove, Oakview, O’Fallon, Osceola, Pagedale, Parkville, Peculiar, Pineville, Platte City, Platte Woods, Plattsburg, Pleasant Hill, Polo, Pleasant Valley, Raymore, Raytown, Riverside, Saint Ann, Saint Charles, Shelbina, Shrewsbury, Smithville, Sturgeon, Sugar Creek, Tracy, Troy, University City, Valley Park, Warrensberg, Weatherby lake, Weston, Wildwood, Winona, Wood Heights.
Contact us if your ticket is not on this list so our traffic lawyer can be of assistance.
Statewide: Missouri Fine Collection Center, Missouri State Highway Patrol
Counties we serve: Andrew County, Barton County, Bates County, Benton County, Buchanan County, Boone County, Caldwell County, Camden County, Cass County, Chariton County, Christian County, Clay County, Clinton County, Cole County, Cooper County, Daviess County, Dekalb County, Franklin County, Grundy County, Harrison County, Henry County, Holt County, Howell County, Jackson County, Jefferson County, Johnson County(MO), Laclede County, Lewis County, Linn County, Livingston County, Maries County, Miller County, Morgan County, New Madrid County, Newton County, Nodaway County, Pettis County, Phelps County, Platte County, Polk County, Pulaski County, Ralls County, Ray County, Saline County, St. Clair County, St. Genevieve County, Texas County, Vernon County, Warren County, Webster County.
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