Driving through Missouri is a necessity if you are taking a business trip, going on vacation, or visiting family. Unfortunately, you might not be familiar with the speeding laws in Missouri. This could lead to getting a speeding ticket. If this happens, you need to know what kind of penalties you face. Here, I will discuss some of these penalties and what to do next.
Speeding Ticket Penalties
In Missouri, speeding ticket fines are not consistent throughout the state. Instead, fines will vary by county. Because of this, it can be difficult to determine what your fine actually is. One way that you can find out is by checking the ticket that you get when the police officer pulls you over. This ticket will have all of the important information about your charge. It will say where you have to go to court, if you have to go there. It will provide information regarding who to contact for more information.
The fine will also depend on how much you were speeding. For example, for speeding 1-5 miles per hour over the speed limit, you will face a basic fine of $73. If you are driving 6-10 miles per hour over the speed limit, you get a basic fine of $83. This basic fine continues to climb. For speeding over 11-15 miles per hour over the speed limit, the fine is $108. Then, if speeding 16-19 miles per hour over the speed limit, the base fine is $133. Finally, driving 20-25 miles per hour over the speed limit, the fine is $208. In addition, if you drive over 25 miles per hour over the speed limit, you need to make an appearance in court. These are the base fines, and then additional fines will vary by county.
A fine is not the only penalty that you face if you get a speeding ticket in Missouri. In addition, you will get points on your driver’s license. If you accumulate too many points, your license can be revoked. Usually, your license won’t be revoked for a speeding ticket, but you don’t want to get too many points assessed against your license. In addition, you could face higher car insurance premiums.
In order to reduce or avoid some of these fines, you could enroll in traffic school. You can learn more about this option by contacting an attorney.
If you do face a Missouri speeding ticket, you need to make sure that your rights are protected. To do this, you should contact an attorney. For more information and assistance, contact our office.