Traffic Accident Ticket Lawyer
Accidents happen, to all of us. Depending on the charge, you can receive 2-4 points along with possible fines the court assesses. State courts treat this as a misdemeanor and municipal courts can assess fines and court costs up to $500 and restitution if you did not have insurance.
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
Traffic Tickets Involving An Accident In Missouri
In Missouri, drivers are obligated to operate their vehicles or automobiles in compliance with the traffic laws in place. The police issue different types of car accident tickets to drivers who fail to exercise the highest degree of care while driving on the roadway. A driver violates Missouri driving statutes if they; (i) operate a vehicle or automobile in a manner that can be reasonably considered reckless and imprudent; (ii) if they drive a vehicle or automobile at careless, imprudent and unacceptable rate of speed; (iii) and if they operate a vehicle or automobile in a manner that endangers the property or safety of other persons.
Some of the common car accident tickets issued in Missouri are, “Reckless & Imprudent Driving”, Following too closely”, Leaving the Scene of an Accident”, “Failure to Yield “, and others. Under Missouri Laws 304.017, a driver is cited for following too closely if he or she follows another vehicle, with the exception of trucks, more closely than is reasonably safe and prudent and without regard for the speed at which the vehicle is moving and traffic conditions of the roadway.
A traffic ticket for an accident caused by reckless and imprudent driving or following too closely in Missouri is classified as a class A misdemeanor punishable by up to 1 year in jail and a fine of up to $1000.
When a driver is issued with a traffic ticket involving an accident, a number of points will be added to their driving record. The number of points accumulated will depend on the type of ticket issued. For instance, being cited for following too closely and failure to yield adds 2 to 3 demerit points to the driver’s driving record. Traffic tickets for reckless and imprudent driving resulting in an accident add 2 to 4 points to a driver’s driving record, while a traffic ticket for leaving the scene of an accident adds 6 to 12 points depending on the jurisdiction in which the ticket is issued. A traffic ticket issued by a Missouri state trooper and the case is being determined in a circuit court is considered a state violation and on the other hand, a ticket issued by a city police officer with the case being prosecuted in a municipal court is a municipal ordinance violation. An individual convicted for a state violation involving car accident gets 12 points added to their driving record, a one-year revocation of their driver’s license, and will not be eligible for a hardship license. A conviction for a municipal ordinance violation will have 6 points added to the offender’s driving record but the offender will be eligible to apply for a hardship license. Drivers who are involved in an accident without insurance will have their driver’s license suspended.
A “Leaving the scene of an accident” traffic ticket in Missouri is considered a class A misdemeanor which comes with a maximum penalty of a $1000 fine and/or a jail term not exceeding one year. However, this charge can be elevated into a class E felony if; (i) the accident cause serious injury, substantial risk of death or actual death to another person; (ii) it resulted in property damage worth more than $1,000; (iii) the defendant has been previously convicted for “leaving the scene of accident”.
A driver issued with a car accident traffic ticket in Missouri can negotiate with the courts for a reduction of the ticket to a non-moving violation that won’t have an effect on their driving record. Missouri courts may consider the case and make a determination based on the offender’s driving record, age, course of action after the accident, casualties involved if any, vehicle insurance and other factors.
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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