How A Traffic Ticket Effects Your Record


Points on your record And Higher Insurance Premiums

Missouri traffic tickets can effect your record and insurance. Missouri has well-defined traffic laws which guard against driving offenses such as DUI, driving without insurance, reckless or careless driving, failure to yield, and failure to stop at the scene of an accident. Traffic offenses in Missouri vary widely depending on whether it is an infraction or violation and the level of severity. Usually, non-moving violations and non-dangerous violations are considered infractions while more serious violations are considered misdemeanor or felony traffic violations.

Traffic tickets in Missouri can result in consequences including points on a driver’s license, an increase in auto insurance rates and possibly even a criminal conviction on your record.

Criminal liability

In Missouri, traffic offenses that are considered more serious may carry criminal liability. Examples of criminal traffic tickets are DUI, hit and run, dangerous driving, vehicular manslaughter, criminal speeding and many more. A criminal traffic citation is handled more severely than a civil traffic offense. Most criminal traffic offenses are considered misdemeanors, but more serious offenses may be elevated to felonies.  A criminal traffic ticket conviction permanently appears on the offender’s record. This may jeopardize a person’s chances when it comes to college admission, getting housing and even getting employed.

Loss of driving privileges

Traffic tickets in Missouri will substantially affect your driving record and even lead to loss of driving privileges.  Missouri has a driver’s license point system whereby traffic offenders are assigned point values for traffic offenses.  While your first moving violation, non-moving violation or a non-dangerous infraction may not lead to license suspension or revocation ,the more violations you have, the more likely you are to lose your license.

In Missouri, if you accumulate a certain number of points within a given period of time, you may have your license suspended or revoked altogether.  If you accumulate 8 points within a span of 18 months, your license will be suspended for 30 days. The second suspension lasts for 60 days while the third suspension lasts for 90 days.  Your license will be revoked if you accumulate 12 points in 12 months, 18 points is 24 months, or 24 points in 36 months.  Missouri drivers license points stay on the record for three years. License suspension or revocation impairs your eligibility to drive and may prevent you from getting employment in professions related to driving.

Higher insurance premiums

Usually, insurance carriers consider a person’s driving record when determining auto insurance premiums. The more citations a person has on their record, the more risky they are to insure. Therefore, insurance premiums tend to rise when a driver acquires demerit points due to traffic violations. The more points you have on your record, the more expensive your insurance becomes.  In most cases, a traffic ticket in Missouri will impact your insurance premiums for three to five years.

Can I have my traffic ticket record erased off my record?

It is often possible to have previous traffic tickets erased from one’s record depending on the severity of the offense and other circumstances. You need an attorney to remove the ticket from your record

Talk to a qualified traffic attorney Missouri

Traffic offenses in Missouri can be detrimental to a person’s record particularly misdemeanor driving offenses and felony driving offenses. Having traffic convictions on your record can make you feel frightened, anxious, and uncertain of what the future holds. Luckily, there is a way such citations can come off your record. If you’ve received a traffic citation or have a traffic conviction appearing on your record, it’s a good idea to hire a competent and experienced traffic attorney to fight the ticket and negotiate for expungement from your record.

TRAFFIC LAWYER SERVING THE KANSAS CITY METRO AND BEYOND 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.


Cities we serve: AdrianArchie, Bates City, BeltonBlue Springs, Buckner, Butler, Cameron, ClaycomoCleveland,  Drexel, Fairview,  Ferrelview,  GladstoneGrain ValleyGrandviewGreenwood, Houston Lake, IndependenceKansas City MissouriKearney, , Knob Noster, Lake Lotawana, Lake Tapawingo, Lake Waukomis, Lake Winnebago, Lawson, Lee’s SummitLibertyNorth Kansas City, Oak Grove, Oakview,  ParkvillePeculiar,, Platte City, Platte Woods, Plattsburg, Pleasant Hill,  RaymoreRaytownRiverside, Smithville, Sugar Creek, Tracy,  Warrensberg, Weatherby lakeWeston,

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

Statewide: Missouri State Highway Patrol and Sheriff
Counties we serve: Bates County, Benton County,  Caldwell County, Cass County, Chariton County, Christian County, Clay County, Clinton County, Cooper County, Daviess County, Dekalb County, Henry County, Holt County, Jackson County,  Johnson County(MO),  Livingston County,  Nodaway County, Pettis County,  Platte County, Ray County, Saline County, St. Clair County,

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

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. 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.

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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.


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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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