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Consequences of Traffic Crimes in Missouri

Missouri traffic offenses can range from minor infractions to misdemeanors and even felonies. These offenses can impact your wallet, raise your auto insurance premiums, add demerit points to your driving record and, in the worst cases, encumber you with a criminal record and potential jail time.

By automatically paying the fine of any traffic offense, you are essentially pleading guilty to the offense. To fight back and contest it, you will need to act within 30 days.

At Murray Law Firm, our Columbia traffic crime attorneys understand the frustration, aggravation, and worry that a traffic offense can bring to anyone. Depending on the circumstances, you may be concerned about losing your license or having to come up with a hefty fine.

With over 44 years of experience in defending Missourians in all kinds of cases, we are deeply familiar with Missouri law, court procedures, and legal options that may be available to you. If you want to fight back against a traffic offense, we encourage you to contact us as soon as possible so that we can review and advise you about your situation.

Contact a Columbia traffic crimes lawyer at (573) 227-6040 or by using our online form to arrange for a FREE initial consultation.

Examples of Traffic Offenses in Missouri

We handle all types of traffic offenses, including:

  • Tickets
  • Speeding
  • DWI
  • Reckless driving
  • Leaving the scene of an accident
  • Driving on an expired license or without a license
  • Driving without auto insurance
  • Seat belt violations
  • Moving violations, such as illegal turns, failing to obey traffic signals/signs, tailgating, and more

Fighting a Missouri Traffic Offense

Once you have been issued a traffic ticket, you will need to respond with a Not Guilty Plea Form within 30 days. Failure to do so will result in being automatically found guilty. If you fail to contest the ticket and also fail to pay the fine, you may incur further penalties such as an additional fine, potential jail time, a warrant for your arrest, and the possibility of a suspended license.

Once your form has been received and processed, you will receive a trial date where you can present evidence in your favor. Having one of our Columbia traffic crime lawyers representing you at the trial is strongly recommended in order to have the best chances for a reduction or dismissal of your ticket or charge

Discuss your traffic crime with a Columbia traffic defense lawyer. Contact us online or call (573) 227-6040.

Why Choose Murray Law Firm

  • Compassion

    We help our clients take the necessary steps to get their lives back on track. We care about you and your future.

  • Experience

    Our team brings over 40 years of experience in the courtroom. We've successfully handled thousands of cases.

  • Local

    Our lead attorney received both degrees from Mizzou and has spent his career committed to fighting for his neighbors.

  • Affordable

    All initial consultations are free. We also offer affordable legal fees and flexible payment plans.

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