Q: Is it worth it to hire an attorney for a speeding ticket or should I just pay the fine?
A: Don't just pay the fine! This will cost you more in the long run. Missouri uses a point system in connection with your driving privilege. All moving violations assess a certain point value on your license and an accumulation of these points can result in your driving privilege being suspended or revoked. On top of that, every point that hits your license will result in an increase in your insurance premiums.
It's important to hire an attorney so they can speak to the prosecutor and get your moving violation amended to a non-moving violation. Most of the time, there is no need for the client to even appear in court. The attorney can appear on your behalf and take care of everything for you so you don't have to waste your time in an overcrowded, intimidating courtroom.
We provide free consultations over the phone and can tell you exactly what the court fines will be to get your moving violation amended to a non-moving violation.