Careless & Imprudent Driving Defense Lawyer

Careless & Imprudent Driving Defense Lawyer

Missouri laws require individuals operating motor vehicles or any automobiles on the roadways to do so in compliance with the existing traffic laws. The state of Missouri has a specific careless and imprudent driving statute which obligates persons driving on roads and highways to exercise the highest degree of care and drive at a rate of speed which does not endanger other people or other people’s property.   Missouri has a fairly open careless and imprudent driving statute hence it is open for interpretation by the responding officer.

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

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Careless & Imprudent Driving Defense Lawyer

Careless and Imprudent Driving in Missouri

Just like in other states, Missouri laws require individuals operating motor vehicles or any automobiles on the roadways to do so in compliance with the existing traffic laws. The state of Missouri has a specific careless and imprudent driving statute which obligates persons driving on roads and highways to exercise the highest degree of care and drive at a rate of speed which does not endanger other people or other people’s property.  Under Section 340.170, an individual who operates a vehicle or automobile in defiance of these provisions commits the offense of careless and imprudent driving, and he or she is cited for a misdemeanor or felony depending on the facts and circumstances surrounding the offense. Missouri has a fairly open careless and imprudent driving statute hence it is open for interpretation by the responding officer.

Examples of careless and imprudent driving in Missouri

Some driver’s actions that can be considered careless and imprudent driving include: excessive speeding, road rage, racing, distracted driving, texting while driving, passing on a hill crossing a flood barrier, performing stunts on a public road and many more.  These offenses are considered more serious violations than ordinary tickets especially when they result in occurrence of an accident or death.

Penalties for Careless an Imprudent Driving in Missouri

Violation of provisions of the careless and imprudent driving statute in Missouri comes with different penalties depending on the offense committed and several other factors. An offense relating to failure to exercise highest degree of care is classified as a class B misdemeanor punishable by incarceration of up to six months with a fine not exceeding $1000.

A person who is found guilty of careless and imprudent driving involving an accident is charged under a class A misdemeanor that carries a maximum of one year in jail and $1,000 in fines or probation.   In addition, if a C&I ticket is issued by a Missouri state trooper and the case is prosecuted under a circuit court, the driver will have 4 points added to their driving record but if the ticket is given by a city law enforcement officer under a municipal court, the driver will have 2 points added to their driving record.

While careless and imprudent driving is considered a misdemeanor, the offense can be elevated to a felony if the offense results in significant property damage, serious physical injury to another person, or death. A felony is punishable differently from misdemeanors and is considered a more serious charge with stiffer penalties.   

Persons found guilty of careless and imprudent driving in Missouri will have the ticket remain on their driving record for three years.  For commercial drivers, it will remain on their driving record for 4 years. A C&I ticket remains on the driver’s record for 5 years if the committed offense prompted suspension of their driver’s license. In some cases, a C&I ticket can stay on driver’s driving record permanently.

In some situations, a driver can be issued with a careless and imprudent ticket and another traffic ticket at the same time. For instance, if a driver fails to stop at a stop sign and he or she is driving at a rate of speed above the limit, the driver can be given a C&I ticket and a speeding ticket. Tickets issued in conjunction carry more demerit points on one’s driving record depending the jurisdiction that issues the tickets. 

The offense of careless and imprudent driving in Missouri can still result in loss of employment, loss of driving privileges, and increased insurance premiums.  A criminal case relating to careless and imprudent driving can be resolved with a plea bargain with the prosecution and have the charges reduced to lesser charges if the court is sufficiently convinced

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Speedingticketkc.com is a modern traffic law firm in the digital age with an old fashioned personal touch by our Traffic Attorney.

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:   AdrianArchie, Arnold, Ashland, Ballwin, Bates City, BeltonBlue 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 ValleyGrandviewGreenwood, Holden, Houston Lake, IndependenceKansas City MissouriKearney, Kingsville, Kirkwood, Knob Noster, Ladue, Lake Lotawana, Lake Tapawingo, Lake Waukomis, Lake Winnebago, Laurie, Lathrop, Lawson, Lee’s SummitLibertyNorth Kansas City, Oak Grove, Oakview, O’Fallon, Osceola, Pagedale, ParkvillePeculiar, Pineville, Platte City, Platte Woods, Plattsburg, Pleasant Hill, Polo, Pleasant ValleyRaymoreRaytownRiverside, 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.

Contact us if your ticket is not on this list so our traffic lawyer can be of assistance.

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How Our Traffic Ticket Defense Works

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    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.

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    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.

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    I will file on your case and set a court date and request a recommendation from the prosecutor.

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    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.

$75 FLAT FEE FOR A TRAFFIC ATTORNEY?

Speedingticketkc is now handling misdemeanors, felonies, animal control tickets, driving while suspended, DUI’s, and DWI’s.
Contact us now to find out our flat rates on those criminal matters.

$75

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It is true, $75.00* is our traffic attorney’s fee for basic traffic tickets. Examples of basic traffic tickets are: speeding under 19 mph over the limit, failure to have or produce insurance(but you have it now), stop sign or signal violation, turning violations, following too closely(non-accident), and several other 2-4 point violations.

Click here for a list of 2-4 point violations. Some Exceptions are made, contact our traffic lawyer to find out. More complex traffic tickets have different rates. Remember, the traffic lawyer’s fee does not cover fines/court costs due to the court. Contact us for a detailed quote.

*on basic traffic tickets

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