Why You Should Contest Traffic Tickets And Points

Of all the run-ins you could potentially have with police, traffic tickets seem to be the least worrisome. It's true that most traffic offenses aren't crimes, but they are not as harmless as you may think.

Each traffic ticket comes with a fine, and most will add points to your driving record. If you accumulate too many points or accumulate them too quickly, you may face higher insurance premiums and even license suspension. For these reasons and more, it is worth the time and money to contest traffic violations.

At the Missouri DWI & Criminal Law Center, we're here to help all drivers fight speeding tickets and other traffic citations and keep their records as clean as possible.

Common Violations And Citations

Here is a partial list of the offenses we can help you mitigate:

  • Speeding
  • Speeding in a construction/work/school zone
  • Driving without a valid license
  • Driving on a suspended license
  • Reckless driving
  • Running a red light
  • Running a stop sign
  • Failure to wear a seat belt
  • Failure to use child safety restraints/booster seat
  • Vehicle maintenance violations
  • Expired registration
  • Driving without insurance

Taking And Keeping The Points Off

Points on your driving record can add up quickly. You can accrue them for the offenses mentioned above or for more serious offenses like drunk driving.

Points related to traffic violations can lead to suspension or revocation of your license if:

  • You accumulate eight points within 18 months (30-day suspension for a first offense, 60- and 90-day suspensions for subsequent offenses)
  • You accumulate 12 points within 12 months (one-year revocation)
  • You accumulate 18 points within 24 months (one-year revocation)
  • You accumulate 24 points within 36 months (one-year revocation)

When you contact our firm, our attorneys may be able to help you avoid points or get them removed, especially if you contact us quickly after receiving the ticket or citation.

Call Us To Discuss Your Traffic Tickets And Points In A Free Consultation

The Missouri DWI & Criminal Law Center is located in Belton and serves clients throughout the Kansas City metro area. To discuss your options with a lawyer in a free initial consultation, call us at 816-318-7943 or fill out our online contact form.