20mph over speeding ticket in Missouri with a Kansas drivers license. No prior violations within 5 years.
If you plead guilty to a Missouri moving violation, Missouri will report the conviction to your home state of Kansas, then Kansas will decide what to do. If Kansas is on a point system for traffic tickets, Kansas will assess points for your Missouri conviction, which means points will be added to your Kansas driving record and your insurance company may increase your rates because of the moving violation. (Most insurance companies will increase your rates if you get a moving violation.)
Just as an example: In Missouri, a speeding ticket issued by a Missouri state trooper is a 3-point ticket. A speeding ticket issued by a municipal police officer is a 2-point ticket. A ticket for driving without insurance is a 4-point ticket. In Missouri, if you accumulate too many points within a certain time period, your license will be suspended or revoked.
You can hire a traffic law attorney in Missouri to get your Missouri moving violation reduced to a non-moving, no-point violation that won't affect your Kansas driving record or insurance rates.
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Yes. It will be points on your license. If you can take defense driving classes that is the way to go. Every two years you are eligible.
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Good afternoon. The MO Dept of Revenue will receive a record of the conviction if you pay the fine. MO will report the conviction to KS. It would then show up on your record.
You can probably get the ticket amended. Hire an attorney who can handle it for you. You can probably avoid going to court if you have an attorney.
Ms. Rogers is correct. Hire an attorney that is local to the court were you got the ticket and get it amended. Long term it will be less expensive than paying it and accepting the points and increased insurance costs.
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MO is on the point system and this is a moving violation. KS is on moving violation system so unless you get it amended to a non moving violation it will be reported to kS so hire an attorney
If you pay the ticket your insurance could go up and you'll have a conviction on your driving record. Pay some extra money and get it amended.
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Get a Missouri lawyer to negotiate a plea on your behalf. The ticket can generally be amended to driving with defective equipment or some lesser charge. The amended charge will then not be transferred to Kansas and count as one of your moving violations as it is currently written.
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The wild card in this case is what, if anything, Kansas will do with the record of a Missouri conviction. For the answer to that, consult a lawyer who has a Kansas law license. Ideally your lawyer will have a Missouri and Kansas license.
Always get the ticket fixed. Moving violations will follow you to your driver's license case.
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