When handling traffic violations, it’s important to have a thorough understanding of why you were issued the violation and what options you have at your defense. At Kitchin Law Firm, we fight to ensure that traffic tickets don’t get the last word, and that your record is protected.
The majority of prosecutors throughout the Kansas City area are willing to negotiate a plea agreement, diversion agreement or other type of amendment for many types of speeding tickets and other moving violation traffic tickets. Having a traffic attorney can help you avoid the common issues involved with speeding and moving violation traffic tickets, including:
If a Missouri driver is convicted of a moving violation traffic ticket (i.e. running a stop light or failure to yield) that was issued because of an accident, the driver will get the applicable number of points associated with the moving violation and additional points for the accident itself.
In Missouri and Kansas, if the Director of Revenue determines that the operator or owner of a motor vehicle involved in an accident did not have insurance, the operator/owner will be mailed a notice of suspension. If suspension occurs, there are several requirements that the uninsured vehicle owner/operator must fulfill prior to having their driver’s license reinstated after serving the applicable suspension period, which could be up to 12 months. These include:
Finally, you need to understand that in both Missouri, and in Kansas, if you are at fault for the accident and you or your insurance company do not pay the damages, your driver’s license will be suspended.
Non-moving traffic violations are violations which do not result in points and a conviction being recorded on your driving record. Examples of non-moving violations in Missouri include failure to register a motor vehicle and failure to display plates. For Kansas, non-moving violations may include inattentive driving and careless driving. Before pleading guilty:
Drivers are required to exercise the highest degrees of care while operating a vehicle. Reckless Driving or Careless and Imprudent Driving can lead to costly fines, an assessment of points on your driving record, license suspension, jail time and insurance rate increases. Before pleading guilty:
If your license was suspended or revoked in Kansas or Missouri, there may be options to help get your license reinstated depending on the reason for your suspension.
Kitchin Law Firm is here to help with:
When charged with DUI (driving under the influence) in Kansas, or DWI (driving while intoxicated) in Missouri, you must take immediate action to protect your rights. A DUI/DWI can result in fines, jail time, revocation or suspension of your driver’s license, and the possibility of a felony record.
It’s critical to take the right steps as soon as you can: