U-Turn Violation Lawyer
As a driver in Missouri, you may find yourself traveling in the wrong direction and you have to pull a U-turn. While U-turns are not entirely prohibited in Missouri, it’s important to know when they are legal and when they are not. Under Mo. Rev. Stat. § 304.341, it’s considered illegal for a driver to turn a vehicle around so as to proceed in the opposite direction at any intersection controlled by a traffic signal or police officer. Furthermore, the provision specifies that a driver cannot make a U-turn at any place unless it can be made in safety and without interfering with other traffic. This means making a U-turn in any situation that may cause a traffic hazard is a traffic violation. Persons who are found guilty of a U-turn violation could face fines and penalties.
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U-Turn Violation Lawyer in Missouri
At intersections without traffic lights, it’s unlawful to perform a U-turn if there is no U-turn sign. Furthermore, drivers are not allowed to turn a vehicle around so as to proceed in the opposite direction upon any curve or upon the approach to or near the crest of a grade or any place where the vehicle cannot be seen by the driver of another vehicle approaching on the same roadway within 300 feet.
In Missouri, it’s legal to make a U-turn under the following circumstances:
- When you are in the far left-hand lane where U-turns are allowed.
- When there is a “U-turn only” sign.
- When there is a green left turn arrow or green lift.
- When going across a double yellow line but on condition that it’s safe to make a U-turn.
- When you are in a residence district and there are no vehicles approaching from either direction within 300 feet.
In Missouri, a driver is not allowed to make a U-turn under the following circumstances
- When there are traffic control signs indicating that a U-turn is not permitted.
- When there is a “No U-Turn sign” posted.
- When doing so could cause a traffic hazard.
- When you are on a one-way street.
- When you are unable to see within 300 feet in each direction because obstacles are obstructing your view.
- When you are at or on a railroad crossing.
- When you are at a controlled intersection, you can make a U-turn unless there is a sign indicating that U-turns are prohibited.
- When you are in a business district, you may only make a U-turn at intersections or clearly marked opening on the street.
- When you are in a residence district, you may only make a U-turn if there is no another vehicle approaching from either direction within 300 feet.
What are the possible consequences of a U-turn violation in Missouri?
- Three to four demerit points can be assessed against your driving record based on whether the ticket is issued under state law or municipal ordinance.
- A misdemeanor criminal offense on your record.
- Fines of up to $1,000 depending on the facts of the violation and your driving record.
- Increased insurance premiums.
- A license suspension or revocation if the point threshold is exceeded.
How can a traffic ticket attorney in Missouri help?
Keep your driving record clean – A skilled and experienced traffic ticket attorney in Missouri can negotiate with the prosecutor to amend an illegal U-turn citation in Missouri to a lesser violation so as to keep it off your driving record. The traffic ticket attorney can also identify viable defenses, mitigating circumstances, or procedural mistakes made by the citing officer, which could result in dismissal of the charge.
Save you money- A traffic ticket attorney in Missouri can negotiate to keep the ticket off your record hence saving you from increased insurance premiums.
Save you time – A competent traffic ticket attorney can handle the case without you having to appear in court. If it’s necessary that you appear in person, the attorney will save you from procedural mistakes which can be costly and time consuming. Besides, Missouri courts give first priority to attorney-represented cases unlike non-represented cases.
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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
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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
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.
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