FAQs on MO Traffic Tickets

As a frequent Missouri driver, you may find that you have a lot of "unknowns" when it comes to Missouri Traffic Tickets, such as how many points can be put on your license for speeding or how many points it takes before your license can be taken away. These are vital things to know. Our lawyers at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to help clear the air on this subject and answer a few frequently asked questions on MO traffic tickets. If you find yourself needing a lawyer due to an unfortunate driving incident, call Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, and Welch at 573-346-7231 for your free consultation.




FAQs on MO Traffic Tickets


Q:  If I get a traffic ticket, how many points will go on my record?

A: According to the Missouri Department of Revenue, you can refer to the MO Driver Record Traffic Violation Descriptions and Points Assessed (Form 899) to find the typical point value of most tickets. Click HERE to view that form.


Q: I just got my first MO traffic ticket, should I hire a lawyer?

A: An experienced Camden County lawyer can offer key insight into the Missouri Traffic laws that you may not know. Having this insight can only better your chances of either getting that traffic tickets removed from your record. There's no harm in just calling for a free consultation. 


Q: What's the punishment for an alcohol-related driving offense?

A: That depends. If your driving record shows that you have more than one alcohol-related offense than you are likely required to have an IID installed on any vehicle you drive. An IID is an Ignition Interlock Device that requires you to blow into a mouthpiece before starting the vehicle.

Source: http://dor.mo.gov/faq/drivers/points.php


Q: Can an old traffic ticket be removed from my record?

A: Possibly, in the state of Missouri a ticket may not be removed from your driving record until the conviction is at least three years old. However, other conditions may change things, for example:

  • Five years must pass if you got a ticket that led to your license being suspended or revoked
  • If you got a ticket for not having insurance then it can't be removed from your driving record at all
To know for sure if a ticket can be removed from your driving record, call our law office in Camdenton.


Source: http://dor.mo.gov/faq/drivers/points.php



Need an Experienced Traffic Lawyer at the Lake of the Ozarks?


If you are trying to get a traffic ticket removed from your record or you were caught driving while your license was suspended or revoked, call Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, and Welch at 573-346-7231 or visit our website for more information at www.PMCWLaw.com. With experience as a city prosecutor and former assistant public defender, our lawyers are adept at defending clients charged with felonies and misdemeanors, such as:


  • DUI/DWI, drunk driving
  • driving while license is suspended or revoked
  • traffic offenses, including speeding, careless and imprudent driving, and failure to yield


We have evening and weekend appointments available, so call today if you need legal assistance you can trust.


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