Stop Sign Ticket Lawyer

Stop Sign Traffic Attorney

It is Illegal to not stop at a stop sign in Missouri.  A stop sign ticket conviction comes with 2 points on your license. State courts treat this as a misdemeanor and municipal courts can assess fines and court costs up to $225.00.

 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.. 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



In Missouri, stop sign violations are serious traffic offences which come with a wide range of penalties including fines, license suspension, and even jail term. According to Missouri Laws Section 300.270, a driver approaching a stop sign at the entrance to, or within an intersection violates stop sign laws if he or she fails to stop at a clearly marked stop line or before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection, except when directed to proceed by a police officer or traffic control signal.  Where there is no limit line or crosswalk, the traffic laws require a driver to stop at the entrance to the intersecting roadway or railroad grade crossing. Stopping farther back can also be considered a traffic violation.

In what is referred to as left-on-red rule, Missouri traffic laws prohibit turning left at a red light. A driver intending to turn left is required to wait for the light to turn green so as to be able to turn left at a red light. Such driver shall yield the right-of-way to approaching pedestrians and vehicles.  Violating this rule is considered a stop sign violation.  However, a driver is allowed to turn right after stopping at a red light on condition that he or she yields the right-of-way to pedestrians and other traffic passing through the intersection.

A defendant can only be convicted of violating a stop sign if he or she didn’t come to a complete stop at the nearest of a limit line, a crosswalk, or the entrance to the intersection, or railroad crossing.

However, under certain circumstances, Missouri law allows motorcyclists and bicyclists to legally go through a red light.

Penalties for stop sign violations Missouri

Stop sign violations are considered Class C misdemeanors in Missouri punishable by a fine of $30.50 and court costs of $66.50 for a total of $97. A person found guilty of a stop sign violation that caused physical injury to another person is assessed a penalty of up to $200 and/or a license suspension for a period of thirty days. Depending on the severity of the injuries sustained to the other person, the penalty could rise to $500 and loss of driving privileges for a period of 90 days. However, in instances where a stop sign violation causes death of a person, the offender shall be assessed a fine of up to $1000 and/or loss of driving privileges for a period of six months. In addition to monetary fines, a conviction for violating stop sign in Missouri will add from 1 to 4 demerit points to the offender’s license. The number of demerit points assigned to a driving record will depend on the jurisdiction that issues the traffic violation ticket. Those issued in state jurisdictions have more points than those in municipal jurisdictions.

In some instances, a stop sign violation in Missouri could be elevated to charges of “careless and imprudent driving” which has stiffer penalties.

Possible defenses for stop sign violations in Missouri

  • The light remained red for an amount of time that could be reasonably deemed too long maybe due to malfunction.
  • The stop sign was obscured or illegible maybe due to being twisted the wrong way or was hidden by other objects.
  • There was no vehicle or person approaching so as to create a hazard when the driver entered the intersection on a red light (this applies to motorcyclists and bicyclists).

Traffic tickets due to stop sign violations may come with unpleasant consequences and therefore it is advisable to hire an outstanding traffic lawyer to put up solid defense against the ticket. A good lawyer will negotiate with the courts to remove points from your driver’s license.


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,

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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,

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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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