Answers to Questions About Fixing Traffic Tickets
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What types of tickets can you fix?
We work to fix tickets on behalf of drivers facing any type of St. Louis traffic ticket or traffic-related criminal charge. Tickets and violations we fix most often include St. Louis stop light tickets, St. Louis speeding tickets, St. Louis DWI tickets, St. Louis stop sign tickets, St. Louis minor in possession tickets, and St. Louis driving while suspended tickets. However, every single case we work on is unique, and we are well-equipped to fix a ticket and advocate on behalf of any client facing one or more traffic or vehicle-related charge in the St. Louis area.
Why hire a lawyer to fix my ticket rather than pay the penalty fee for the ticket and move on?
Many drivers have been taught that the simplest and wisest way to deal with a St. Louis stop light ticket is to remit payment for the penalty fee and thereby accept the charge on one's record, regardless of guilt or consequence. Time and time again, we are the first to tell our clients of the many expenses they may encounter if they fail to fix a ticket. For example, many motorists see their auto insurance premiums increase in the time after they receive a ticket. Another common misunderstanding revolves around the point system, and the potential harm of points drivers incur if they don't fix the ticket. Hiring a lawyer to fix your ticket can reduce or eliminate the immediate fees owed, as well as lessen potentially damaging charges on your driving record by downgrading a moving violation to a less serious non-moving violation. Achieving the reduction of points from our clients' driving records is one way we are able to save drivers money now and in the future. Our lawyers take it as their responsibility to fix your tickets in order to help our clients maintain clean driving records or recover the privilege to drive.
How can fixing my ticket keep money in my pocket?
Saving time, money and enabling our clients to keep access to the privilege to drive are the main reasons we work to fix tickets. Fixing a ticket allows us to amend harmful charges, such as downgrading moving violations to less harmful non-moving charges. Taking into consideration the unique circumstances and needs of each of our clientswe are able to fix your ticket and reduce points on your record in almost every case, culminating in car insurance savings and protection of the privilege to drive.
How can fixing my ticket preserve my access to a driver's license?
Once a moving violation becomes a part of a driver's record, they are prone to incurring harmful points against their driving record. As these points add up from multiple charges over time, drivers may learn that their license is in danger of being suspended or revoked. We endeavor to fix your tickets in order to downgrade charges from point-incurring moving violations to non-moving violations. This helps to keep your driving record clean and protect your privilege to drive. By fixing your ticket, you can safeguard your access to a license for years to come.
What are the benefits of engaging the services of a lawyer to fix my ticket?
A small group of drivers opt to oppose tickets on their own behalf rather than hiring a lawyer to fix a ticket. In some cases, their efforts are rewarded with success, but most drivers who choose to represent themselves in such a circumstance are unsuccessful and then turn to a lawyer. The problem with this approach is that time is quite limited when it comes to fixing tickets in St. Louis. A large number of the drivers who come to us having waited to hire a lawyer have already allowed the essential window of time for fixing a St. Louis ticket to lapse. Once that time has passed, the charge will already have been recorded into a person's driving record and cannot easily be downgraded or removed. Our team is armed with the expertise and track record that bring the best outcomes for our clients. Hiring a lawyer to fix your ticket can save you valuable time and money, help keep your driving record free of points in order to avoid potential suspension, and maintain low car insurance rates for years to come.
How does the point system work and what does it have to do with fixing a ticket?
Fixing tickets in order to reduce or remove points from drivers' records is one of the primary methods we employ to protect our clients' access to driving. Here are the specific details of the Missouri points system:
If you accumulate a total of 4 points in 12 months, the Department of Revenue will send you a point accumulation advisory letter. If you accumulate a total of 8 or more points in 18 months, the Department of Revenue will suspend your driving privilege.
- 1st suspension - 30 days
- 2nd suspension - 60 days
- 3rd or more suspensions - 90 days
The Department of Revenue will revoke your driving privilege for one year if you accumulate:
- 12 or more points in 12 months
- 18 or more points in 24 months
- 24 or more points in 36 months
When your driving privilege is reinstated following a Point Suspension or Revocation, the Department of Revenue reduces your total points to 4.
Every year you drive without getting new points on your record, the points will be reduced.
- 1 year — total remaining points reduced by one-third
- 2 years — remaining points reduced by one-half
- 3 years — points reduced to zero
Although your points may be reduced to zero, certain types of convictions must remain listed permanently on your Missouri driver record.
Is engaging the services of a traffic lawyer to fix my ticket going to be costly?
Our fees to fix a ticket differ somewhat for each type of charge and are also influenced by each driver's unique circumstances such as past driving history or threat of suspension. While we must learn about your circumstances in order to give you a specific quote for our services, we are confident that hiring a lawyer to fix your ticket always saves our clients money over time. We strive to fix your ticket in order to lessen the fees and expenses you'll encounter as a result of your traffic charge over time. By reducing the fee associated with a driving violation, we can save you money on fines owed now. By fixing your ticket, we can prevent points from accumulating on your records. In this way we safeguard against increases in car insurance rates. Contact our office for details on how much it will cost to fix your ticket based on your needs and circumstances.
What sets your firm apart from other firms that fix tickets in St. Louis?
Where some lawyers boast about their streamlined online programs that allow for handling large numbers of St. Louis stop light cases as rapidly as possible in a uniform manner, we work from a belief that to fix every ticket possible and to achieve the best outcomes, our clients deserve personal attention. Cases vary based on individual circumstances, and we believe it is to the benefit of our clients to have the dedicated focus of a lawyer who is familiar with your needs. We stand by the conviction that each client, regardless of the scale of the case, deserves our individualized attention to achieve the best possible resolution for their circumstances. Contact our lawyers today for a free consultation to learn how fixing a ticket can help you. It is our goal to fix your ticket in order to limit the time, money and hassle required to resolve traffic charges and to protect and preserve the privilege to drive.