HIT AND RUN TRAFFIC LAWYER
Accidents happen, it is a saying. But if you run into someone and choose to leave, this is a big problem. The state of Missouir requires drivers to report when they are in an accident. Leaving an accident scene is a misdemeanor in Missouri that is punishable with a one-year jail sentence and a fine of $1,000, in addition to 12 points on your driving license.
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.
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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.
HIT AND RUN TRAFFIC LAWYER
A hit and run accident is a distressing experience for the victim due to the financial burden of paying for damages. It’s even worse when you also have to foot medical bills because of the injuries. The driver at faulty- one who flees the scene of accidents- in Missouri can face serious legal consequences.
Whether you are a victim of a hit and run, or you are at fault in a hit and run in Missouri, you need to understand what is in store for you.
What to do after an accident
Under Missouri law, you are required to stop after being involved in a crash. You should call the police and report the accident. If there is anyone injured, ask for medical assistance immediately by calling 911. You can then put your car’s hazard lights on to warn incoming traffic.
Meanwhile, collect evidence by taking photographs and notes to make sure you don’t forget important details. Finally, you can exchange contact information with the other driver. Then you can only leave the scene after the police have permitted you to leave.
What makes a hit and run
A driver who decides to drive away from the scene of the accident commits a hit and run. According to Missouri rules, hit and run is a criminal offense that has dire consequences. In most cases, hit and run Missouri is a misdemeanor but can be regarded as a felony under some circumstances.
Penalties for a hit and run
Leaving an accident scene is a misdemeanor in Missouri that is punishable with a one-year jail sentence and a fine of $1,000, in addition to 12 points on your driving license.
Hit and run can become a class D felony if the accident results in;
(i) Physical injury to another party
(ii) Property damage of worth more than $1,000, or
(iii) If the defendant has previously been convicted or pleaded guilty of the violation of hit and run
If you have been charged with hit and run as a class D felony, you face charges that include up to 4 years in prison, and a fine adding up to $5000
Consequences for pleading guilty for a hit and run
It is recommended to talk to a traffic attorney before you plead guilty for a hit and run offense. A competent attorney will look at your case and advice you on the best action.
If, however, you decide to plead guilty for a hit and run in Missouri, you will face some consequences. Here is what will happen if you plead guilty;
- Your driver’s license may be revoked up to a period of one year
- You will not be eligible for a hardship license in the event your license is revoked(limited driving privilege)
- You may have to appear in court to be sentenced by a judge
- Points added to your driving record (12 points if you are issued a ticket by a Missouri state officer or 6 points if a municipal or county police officer issues the ticket.)
License suspension after a hit and run incident
If an uninsured vehicle is involved in a hit and run, the state of Missouri can suspend the licenses of both the car owner and the driver.
License suspensions will also apply to those drivers who flee the scene of an accident after causing the accident and fail to pay for the damages.
If you have been charged for “leaving the scene of an accident” ticket in Missouri, you should contact KC Defense Counsel. Our experienced traffic attorneys will reduce the 6-point or 12-point ticket to a non-moving, no-point violation. Our traffic lawyer will also handle every aspect of your case, including court appearances.
TRAFFIC LAWYER SERVING THE KANSAS CITY METRO AND BEYOND
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: 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.
Contact us if your ticket is not on this list so our traffic lawyer can be of assistance.
WHY SHOULD I HIRE A TRAFFIC LAWYER?
Keep Insurance Rates Low
Insurance companies review your record to see if you have had traffic tickets when you apply for insurance. If you have traffic tickets on your license, they are known to raise your rates as much as 22% for over 3 years. This can cost you over a thousand dollars.
Do not waste your money on high insurance premiums. Let our speeding ticket attorney negotiate a plea to amend your traffic ticket to a non-moving violation
Do not waste your time going to court and trying to plea your case in front of a judge. Let our traffic lawyer do the work for you.
Speedingticketkc.com has a simple process. Quick and Easy. Our traffic attorney has you covered. Put the flashing lights behind you and move on with your life! Let our traffic lawyer contact the prosecutor and negotiate a plea to amend your traffic ticket to a non-moving violation!
Keep Points Off Your License
Missouri has a point system that keeps track of traffic tickets in Missouri. Speeding tickets are moving violations in Missouri and add points to your license. If you get too many points you can lose your license. These points last on your record for up to 3 years. Losing your license can be devastating to your personal and professional life. Do not let traffic tickets curtail your life. Let our traffic lawyer contact the prosecutor and negotiate a plea to amend your traffic ticket to a non-moving violation.
- No Court Appearance (in most cases),
- No Office Visit,
- Flexible Hours to Contact Our Traffic Lawyer
- Most Matters Can Be Handled By Phone or Email.
- Pay with Credit Card. Check, Cash or Money order.
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.
$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.
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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