Wait, Don't Just Pay That Ticket!
If you have been cited in Kansas, Missouri, or Iowa for any traffic violation, you should strongly consider talking with a traffic expert before pleading guilty or simply mailing in the fine. Not only could that ticket cause your license to be suspended but also raise your insurance rates every six months for the next three years. Also, depending on the specific violation and jurisdiction you could be facing jail time. Don't take the risk of NOT talking to a lawyer about your ticket. We offer a FREE CONSULTATION and can explain the potential consequences for your particular situation.
CALL US TODAY AT 816-TRAFFIC (816-872-3342) IN MISSOURI OR 913-491-5599 IN KANSAS. PHONES ARE ANSWERED 24 HOURS A DAY, SEVEN DAYS A WEEK.
The Traffic Lawyers of Kopecky Law, P.A., represent drivers who were ticketed or arrested for traffic offenses anywhere in the Kansas City metro area and anywhere else across Kansas, Missouri, and Iowa. Our attorneys practice in the municipal and county courts in both Kansas and Missouri. We have a demonstrated record of success in getting thousands of tickets dismissed or reduced; and negotiating less severe penalties, fines, and punishments for more serious traffic offenses.
We Handle All Traffic Violations:
- Speeding tickets/Running A Stop Sign
- Speeding In A School Zone Or Construction Zone
- Reckless Driving And Drag Racing
- Improper Turns And Failing To Yield
- Careless And Imprudent Driving
- Driving Without Proof Of Insurance (Financial Responsibility)
- DUI (Kansas) or DWI (Missouri)
- Driving While License Suspended Or Revoked
Why Not Just Pay the Ticket?
Depending on the severity of the offense and your prior driving record, even one speeding ticket could result in administrative license suspension. In Kansas, you risk suspension after only three moving violations within a 12 month period; moreover, three serious traffic offenses (such as DUI, Driving while suspended, no insurance, or leaving the scene of an accident) in a five-year period can result in a three-year revocation as a "habitual violator." Missouri uses a "points" system — accumulate too many points and you will be suspended from 30 days to 1 year. A typical speeding ticket written by a trooper is 3 points. Paying the fine (same as pleading guilty) could also raise your insurance rates. Remember, pleading NO CONTEST is the same as pleading guilty. Lastly, certain offenses will leave you with a misdemeanor criminal record preventing you from getting certain types of jobs, student loans, joining certain groups, organizations, honor societies in school, or being able to adopt children later in life, and other long term consequences people often don't think about when they simply plead to a violation.
We work to convince the prosecutor or police officer to amend your ticket to a non-point, non-moving infraction. Some courts may require younger drivers to attend a “traffic school” before a ticket can be amended — a small price to pay to keep the ticket off your record. We can handle most minor violations without you needing to appear in court. (We can often handle the entire matter by phone and mail.) A major traffic offense, of course, may require you to appear before a judge, and we will be there to represent you.
Protect your driving record, your driving privileges and prevent a criminal record. Contact one of our offices in Kansas City, Overland Park, Raytown, Lee's Summit, or St. Louis for a FREE, confidential consultation. Call the Traffic Lawyers right now at 913-491-5599 (Kansas) or 816-872-3342 (Missouri), or 800-N-GUILTY outside the metro. Phones answered 24 hours. Evening and weekend appointments available.