Kansas City Traffic Offense & Moving Violation Lawyer
More than 25 Years of Legal Experience
Some people wonder whether it is worth it to fight traffic offense accusations, even if they are completely innocent and the citation was due to a faulty camera or an improper understanding or misuse of traffic guidelines by law enforcement. However, it is critical to know that paying for a ticket will not only be expensive, but your driving record will demonstrate the mark of your offense for up to 7 years, particularly if the violation was more severe. Not only is your record stained, but the points accrued from every offense can be devastating. Receiving 12 points in 2 years can result in your license being suspended.
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Moving Violations & Non-Moving Violations in Missouri
There are many kinds of laws regarding traffic offenses in the state of Missouri, but 2 primary categorizations. If the vehicle was found to be in motion when the traffic law was broken, this kind of offense is termed as a “moving violation.” However, if the vehicle was not moving during the incident, but was found to violate a law in relation to parking or automobile safety, it is regarded as a “non-moving violation.” While committing any kind of traffic offense is bad for your record, moving violations often tend to have harsher penalties.
Steve Schanker is highly skilled at defending any kind of moving violation, including those involving:
- Failing to yield the right-of-way
- Reckless or careless driving
- Running stop signs
- Running red lights
- Drifting outside of your lane
- Following another car too closely
- Driving without brake lights
- Improperly signaling or forgetting to signal during a lane change
- Lacking a driver’s license
- Driving with an expired license
- Not carrying adequate car insurance or carrying expired insurance
- Driving with a license that has been suspended or revoked
- Forgetting to pay a traffic ticket
- Leaving the scene of an accident
- Driving while intoxicated or under the influence (DWI/DUI)
Preventing Traffic Tickets from Going onto Your Driving Record
To keep your driving record from accumulating points from traffic tickets, it is important to contact an experienced attorney right away. A skilled traffic lawyer can carefully examine the circumstances of the incident and demonstrate to the court that a traffic sign might not have been clearly displayed, or that a law enforcement official did not properly handle the supposed infraction.
In many cases, it is possible to come to an understanding with the prosecution, so your charges and penalties are decreased, or your traffic points are reduced. In certain situations, the ticket may be prevented from going on the record at all, also known as a “Suspended Imposition of Sentence,” if you do not incur another traffic offense within the next six months. You can depend on your devoted Kansas City traffic offense/moving violation lawyer to fight for your cause, showing your side of the story to the court.
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