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Traffic Violations Attorney Serving St. Louis, Missouri

So, you got a traffic ticket? The worst thing you can do after being charged with a traffic violation is nothing. Many people just put the ticket in their glove box and forget about it. Meanwhile, others choose to pay the ticket and move on, thinking it’s the easiest way out.

Either way, you are exposing yourself to fines, license suspension, the possibility of warrants being issued for your arrest, and even jail time.  

If you received a speeding ticket or any other traffic violation, call Attorney Raphael Morris to explore your legal options. As a traffic violations attorney in St. Louis, Missouri, the founding attorney at The Morris Firm has helped thousands of people save points, avoid hefty fines, and keep their driver’s licenses.

With over 20 years of experience handling simple to complex traffic ticket cases in St. Louis and throughout St. Charles County and Jefferson County, Attorney Raphael Morris can provide you with the guidance and support you need.  

Types of Traffic Violations Attorney Raphael Morris Handles

Attorney Raphael Morris founded his law firm, The Morris Firm, to provide dedicated and compassionate service to clients. It is his job to make sure that the client’s traffic ticket case is handled with the utmost care and attention.   

Unlike other offenses in Missouri’s justice system, no criminal intent is needed to convict an individual of a traffic violation. This makes it much easier for the authorities to convict you of a traffic violation because the evidence that you committed the violation is enough to secure the conviction.  

Attorney Raphael Morris understands the daunting nature of receiving a traffic ticket and guides clients through all types of traffic violations in St. Louis, MO, including: 

  • Speeding 

  • Making an illegal turn 

  • Running a red light 

  • Failing to come to a complete stop 

  • Failing to yield the right of way 

  • Driving at night without headlights 

  • Following too closely 

  • Improperly changing lanes 

  • Blocking the traffic 

  • Driving without a seat belt 

  • Failure to provide proof of insurance 

  • Parking in a no-parking zone 

This is a non-exhaustive list of traffic violations. It is merely a sample of the many citations the police can issue to motorists in Missouri. Each of these violations adds points to your driver’s record and can remain for years. If the points add up, you risk losing your driver’s license and having your monthly auto insurance rates skyrocket.  

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How the Points for Traffic Violations Add Up

If you are like most people, a single traffic ticket may not seem like a big deal to you. As a result, you may just pay the ticket without any thought of how it could affect you later. However, Missouri uses the points accumulation system that assigns a point value to different traffic offenses.

According to the Missouri Department of Revenue (DOR), the state’s point system works as follows:  

  • If you accumulate 4 points within 12 months, you will get an advisory letter from the DOR.  

  • If you accumulate 8 points within 12 months, your driver’s license will be suspended for 30 days if it is your first suspension or 60/90 days if it is your second/third (or subsequent) suspension.  

  • If you accumulate 12 points within 12 months, your driving privilege will be revoked for a year.  

  • If you accumulate 18 points within 24 months, your driving privilege will be revoked for a year.  

  • If you accumulate 24 points within 36 months, your driving privilege will be revoked for a year.  

The points you accumulate stay on your record for 36 months or three years. If you do not receive any traffic tickets in one year, the points you have accumulated will drop by one-third. If you do not receive any traffic tickets in two years, the points will drop by 50%.

Attorney Raphael Morris knows that the only way to protect yourself from the threat of point accumulation is to fight every traffic ticket as they come.  

Why Hire The Morris Firm for Your Traffic Violation in St. Louis, MO?

At The Morris Firm, Attorney Raphael Morris handles a wide variety of traffic offenses every day, from minor infractions like speeding tickets to more serious violations like driving under the influence (DUI) or reckless driving. If you do not work with a traffic violations attorney in St. Louis, Missouri, you might face:  

  • Hefty fines 

  • Points on your driver’s license 

  • Increase in auto insurance premiums 

  • Possible suspension of the driver’s license 

  • Jail time (for serious offenses) 

If you choose to hire The Morris Firm when dealing with a traffic violation, you can rest assured that your case is in good hands because Attorney Raphael Morris will: 

  • Negotiate with prosecutors and do his best to obtain a dismissal or work out a deal to keep the ticket off your driving record 

  • Strive to reduce your charge to a less serious one 

  • Work diligently to reduce or eliminate the fines associated with the violation 

  • Appear in court on your behalf and represent your interests in the courtroom 

  • Always be willing to go the extra mile to get you the results you need 

You may think that you have it under control when you receive a traffic ticket. However, there are many things you may not know about when trying to navigate the traffic court system on your own. Attorney Raphael Morris is committed to seeking the most favorable outcomes possible for all of his clients.

Traffic Violations Attorney Serving St. Louis, Missouri

If you have received a traffic ticket and are considering your options, you might be wondering, “What should I do now?” Figuring out your next steps can be confusing, so you might benefit from getting legal counsel. Attorney Raphael Morris at The Morris Firm provides free consultations to ensure that his prospective clients fully understand the value of fighting their traffic tickets and keeping a clean driving record. Call now to schedule your free consultation.