A speeding ticket or moving violation may seem like a headache, but it may be much more than that. A speeding ticket or other moving violation could have a significant impact on your life. If you have received a ticket in Missouri, then it is important to understand the potential consequences you face and why you may need a criminal defense lawyer.
Missouri Moving Violations and Speeding Tickets
Some common moving violations in Missouri include:
- Texting and driving
- Failure to yield to an emergency vehicle
- Driving without motor vehicle insurance
- Running a red light
- Careless and imprudent driving
- Driving with a revoked license
- Leaving the scene of an accident
Some of these violations are criminal offenses, and all of these violations can have significant financial consequences. These violations can also increase your insurance premiums and add points to your driver’s license. When you earn 12 points in 12 months, 18 points in 24 months, or 24 points in 36 months, your license will be revoked. If you have repeated violations, then you could even face jail time.
How a Criminal Defense Lawyer May Help You
An experienced criminal defense attorney will review your ticket and the reasons for your ticket. To the extent appropriate under Missouri law, we will fight to have the charges against you reduced or dismissed so that you do not face legal and financial penalties that you do not deserve. By working with an attorney, you can go about your daily life knowing that your legal rights are being protected and that you aren’t taking any unnecessary chances with the legal system.
If we think you should handle your case on your own, then we will tell you that. However, if we think we can help change the outcome of your case, then we will also tell you that. Contact us today or start a live chat with us now.