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Posted on 02 November 2014

Introduction

We really do want to be your one stop for all your traffic and driving related issues. If you have recently received a traffic ticket, regardless of the violation, we can help you. We handle all types of traffic violations in municipal and state courts in St. Louis County, St. Louis City, St. Charles, Jefferson County, and many other counties throughout Missouri.

Every month, we handle hundreds of cases like simple speeding tickets, stop sign violations, failure to yield, expired license plates, no operator’s license, no proof of insurance, failure to signal, vision reducing material, illegal u-turn, illegal lane use, improper registration, and violating electric signal. Let us help you keep these off of your record.

We also handle many more serious charges such as careless and imprudent driving, driving while suspended, DUI (Driving Under the Influence), driving while revoked, DWI (Driving While Intoxicated), leaving the scene of an accident, and excessive blood alcohol content. Many of these charges carry penalties much harsher than just a fine; there is a good chance you could end up in jail! Do not go to court without hiring an experienced attorney!

Time Limits

Most tickets have a court date printed directly on the front. Most courts give you at least thirty (30) days to either pay, appear in person, or hire an attorney to appear for you. However, not every court is the same and not every court holds court every week. Many courts only hold court once each month and your court date may be sooner than you think. Be sure to check your ticket for your court date so you don’t miss court.

We can usually help you avoid going to court and waiting in line. No one wants to sit in court waiting for their name to be called! Let us take care of your court appearance so you don’t have to spend your free time sitting in a packed courtroom. Call us before it’s too late!

Special Time Limits

In addition to court dates, violations such as DUI and DWI have additional time restrictions. If you blew into a machine, you may only have fifteen (15) days to act before your license is suspended! If you refused a breath test and/or any other tests, you may only have fifteen (15) days to save your license, or thirty (30) days to challenge the revocation of your license.

Don’t lose your license because you were only worried about the court date! Call us as soon as you get a ticket for an alcohol related offense so we can help you figure out what time restrictions you may be facing. We can help you request an Administrative Hearing or a file a Petition for Review to keep you driving longer. In some cases, you won’t go a single day without driving.

Penalties

Every moving violation puts you in danger of paying a fine and receiving points against your license. The fines can be outlandish and the points can cause your insurance premiums to skyrocket! Don’t pay any more money to the insurance company than you have to. Let us help you avoid a conviction for a moving violation and the points that follow. Often times, you will pay less than the cost of increased insurance premiums.

Of course, some charges are more serious than just a moving violation. Some can cause your license to be suspended or revoked, and some can get you locked up in the county jail. Let us help you fight these charges. Call us before you go to court and we can discuss what penalties you may be facing.

Friendly & Affordable

At The Traffic Stop STL, not only will you receive close personal attention to your specific legal matter, you will likely pay less than you would at another firm. Our prices start at $50 for a simple traffic ticket (i.e., speeding, running a stop sign or stop light, etc.), with no accident and no required court appearance. If you have been charged with Driving While Suspended/Revoked or a first time DWI or DUI, our fees start at $300 and $750, respectively.

In addition to affordable fees, we do not charge for each ticket. Instead, we group all of your tickets received in any given traffic stop and charge you the fee for the most serious charge. So, if you are stopped by a police officer and given a ticket for speeding, no seatbelt and no turn signal, our fee would be $50, total, as long as there was no accident and the jurisdiction does not require an actual court appearance, as would be the case in certain municipalities (i.e., St. Louis City) and state courts (i.e, St. Louis County, St. Charles County, etc.) – in which case, our fee would be from $75 (with one court appearance) to $300 (with two court appearances and proof of restitution for the accident). If, on the other hand, you were stopped and given a ticket for speeding, no seat belt and driving while suspended, and you provide us with proof that your license has been reinstated, our fee would be $200, total, as long as there was no accident and the jurisdiction does not require an actual court appearance.

Finally, depending upon the total fees in any given matter, or groups of matters if you have multiple tickets in multiple jurisdictions, and the nature of our representation, we will happily work with you on a payment plan. Plus, we accept cash, checks, money orders, VISA, MasterCard, AmericanExpress, and Discover.

Conclusion

Whether you have been given a simple speeding ticket, or a DUI or DWI, we want to earn your business. Finding an experienced, affordable attorney who can review your case with you as soon as possible should be the first thing you do. At The Traffic Stop STL, we have over thirty five years of combined legal experience helping individuals just like you. We have the experience, knowledge and skills to help you. We believe our close, personal attention and affordable fees will ensure you will be more than satisfied with the service we provide you. Please contact us, or call today, for your free initial consultation.

The Traffic Stop – the one stop for all your traffic stops.

314-423-4529
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314-428-6646

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Moving Violations

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Moving Violations

Posted on 01 July 2011

Result in an assessment of points upon conviction:

Examples of moving violations include:

  • speeding,
  • stop sign violations,
  • careless and driving,
  • driving while suspended or revoked,
  • DWI or DUI, etc.

Although many traffic offenses may not carry penalties as more serious crimes, even the lower-level offenses can result in significant fines, loss of privileges, and increased rates.

And the more serious offenses, or even some less serious violations if they are part of a series of violations by the same offender, can result in imprisonment. Thus, traffic charges should not be taken lightly. An attorney at The Traffic Stop STL in St. Louis, Missouri can explain the possible consequences of the various violations and represent those charged with traffic offenses throughout the resolution of the matter, taking some of the mystery out of the process and increasing the chances of the least serious outcome.

In most states, no particular criminal intent is required to convict a person of a minor traffic offense. This concept is sometimes referred to as strict liability. The only proof needed is evidence that the person charged actually committed the prohibited act. For example, if there is reliable evidence of speeding, it need not also be proven that the driver intended to exceed the speed limit; it rarely matters for liability purposes if the speeding was inadvertent or purposeful. Strict-liability traffic offenses typically include such violations as failure to use turn signals, failure to yield, turning into the wrong lane, driving a car with burned-out headlights, failure to use towbars when towing another vehicle, parking next to a yellow curb, parking in a handicap spot without the required permit, overdue parking meters, and exceeding the speed limit.

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Non-Moving Violations

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Non-Moving Violations

Posted on 01 July 2011

Do not result in an assessment of points upon conviction:

Examples include

  • illegal parking,
  • excessive vehicle noise,
  • equipment violations,
  • no seatbelt, etc.

Although many traffic offenses may not carry the same penalties as more serious crimes, even lower-level offenses can result in significant fines, loss of privileges, and increased insurance rates.

And the more serious offenses, or even some less serious violations if they are part of a series of violations by the same offender, can result in imprisonment. Thus, traffic charges should not be taken lightly. An attorney at The Traffic Stop STL in St. Louis, Missouri can explain the possible consequences of the various violations and represent those charged with traffic offenses throughout the resolution of the matter, taking some of the mystery out of the process and increasing the chances of the least serious outcome.

In most states, no particular criminal intent is required to convict a person of a minor traffic offense. This concept is sometimes referred to as strict liability. The only proof needed is evidence that the person charged actually committed the prohibited act. For example, if there is reliable evidence of speeding, it need not also be proven that the driver intended to exceed the speed limit; it rarely matters for liability purposes if the speeding was inadvertent or purposeful. Strict-liability traffic offenses typically include such violations as failure to use turn signals, failure to yield, turning into the wrong lane, driving a car with burned-out headlights, failure to use towbars when towing another vehicle, parking next to a yellow curb, parking in a handicap spot without the required permit, overdue parking meters, and exceeding the speed limit.

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