Texting While Driving Defense Lawyer


Texting While Driving

The phone is part of our everyday life.  Everyone appears to be on their phone all the time.  But texting while driving is dangerous and illegal. An texting while driving  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.

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.

Texting while driving, Missouri Law.

Texting while driving laws in Missouri regulate the use of mobile electronic devices while driving. These laws aim to forbid drivers from texting or responding to emails while driving.

The revisor of Statutes in the State of Missouri, Section 304.820 that came into effect on August 28, 2013 bans all drivers under the age of 21 from texting and using handheld mobile devices while operating a motor vehicle. This law also requires that drivers operating commercial vehicles abide by this law, their age notwithstanding.  According to Missouri law, ‘texting’ encompasses reading, writing, and/or sending text messages or emails.

Missouri became only the ninth state in the US to target a particular age group in this law. The state is also among the four states that do not have a cell phone and texting laws against drivers of all ages.

Exceptions to the Texting While Driving Law

There are instances where drivers can be exempted from using their mobilde devices while on the road. The exceptions include;

– A person operating an authorized emergency vehicle

-Using a wireless device to report a crime, summon emergency services, prevent injury to people or destruction to property

-Operating handsfree devices that are inbuilt in vehicles

– Using the device to receive messages that assist in operating or navigating the vehicle

– Using voice-operated technologies where the use of hands is only limited to activating or deactivating the device.

Under Missouri regulations, drivers may still be allowed to use other features like maps, GPS systems, and music functions in a limited way.

Penalties for Texting and Driving in Missouri

Under Missouri law, driving while texting is a serious offense for drivers of commercial vehicles and those under 21, which means a police officer can stop you without any other reason. In some other states, driving and texting is a secondary offense. As a result, a police officer cannot stop you unless there is another reason to do so.

If a police officer stops you texting while driving, you may face penalties. The penalties may include payment of fines and the addition of demerit points on the driver’s license. Usually, these fines are relatively light, and offenders may be required to pay up to $200 or have 2 points against their driving license.

Other charges

Distraction remains to be the top cause of road accidents. Nearly 60% of accidents in Missouri are related to distracted driving.

Even if it is legal for drivers above 21 years to text while driving, it is essential to remember that doing so requires a high multi-tasking ability, and could, therefore, be dangerous. Drivers, regardless of age, are thus advised to stay off of their cell phones while driving for every road user’s safety. 

You can be charged with other crimes that might result from texting while driving, for example, traffic violations such as careless driving, speeding, running a red light and lane weaving.

Driving while texting can also lead to accidents that might result in loss of lives and damage of property, which are criminal offenses. While the cell phone and texting law might allow you to use a mobile device when driving it may not protect you from criminal charges. It is therefore essential to always stay away from your cellphone while on the road.


If you have been charged with texting while driving in Missouri, or you have been injured because of reckless driving, you need a defense attorney to represent you. At KC defense counsel, we are committed to helping you get justice. Our defense attorneys will give you the best legal representation to ensure the charges are dropped or you get fair compensation.


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.


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.


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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,
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  • Most Matters Can Be Handled By Phone or Email.
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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.


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.


flat fee

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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