Speeding Ticket ? We Have Been Defending Speeding Tickets in Kansas City
Missouri and Kansas Statewide Since 1993
A traffic stop by a Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) for a traffic violation
will generally result in a ticket for a 'moving' violation. Common
moving violations in Kansas and Missouri include speeding, improper lane
use, careless or reckless driving, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
(DUI), running a stop sign or stop light, making an improper turn, etc. The
State of Missouri uses a points system to identify and suspend or revoke
drivers who accumulate too many traffic tickets over a certain period of time.
The state of Kansas does not use a points-based system, but counts traffic
infractions as either 'moving' or 'non-moving' violations. If you are an out-of-state driver, a record of any traffic or speeding
ticket conviction in Missouri or Kansas will be sent to your home state
via the Nonresident Violator Compact
What Happens if I Plead Guilty to a Speeding Ticket in Missouri?
If you are convicted of or plead guilty to a speeding ticket or traffic
violation in Missouri you are then assessed the corresponding points against
your Missouri Driver Record. If you are an out-of-state Driver a record
of the conviction is sent to your home state. For example, a speeding
ticket in Missouri will usually result in two points being added to your
Missouri Driver Record if it is issued by a municipal police officer.
However the same speeding ticket racks up three points on your Missouri
Driver Record if it is issued by a state agency such as a County Sheriff
or the Missouri State Highway Patrol. A ticket for 'Failure to Produce
Insurance' can be worth four points and can trigger an immediate suspension.
DUI or Excessive Blood Alcohol Content conviction is generally worth eight points in Missouri, a second or subsequent
alcohol-related driving offense is worth twelve points. For more specific
point values for different traffic violations look at
Form 899 (/forms/899.pdf) published by the Missouri Department of Revenue.
What is the Fine Collection Center in Missouri (F.C.C.) ?
If you received a speeding ticket from a Missouri State Highway Patrol
Trooper you may have an FCC ticket. The Missouri Fine Collection Center
(FCC) in Missouri is a centralized office located in Jefferson City, Missouri
that many courts in Missouri now use to collect fines and guilty pleas
for traffic, conservation, and watercraft violation citations. The contact
information for the FCC is:
Missouri Fine Collection Center
PO Box 104540
Jefferson City, MO 65110
877-866-3926 (toll free) Fax 573-522-8504
Hearing impaired use MO Relay, 800-735-2966
Please be advised that paying your ticket with the FCC constitutes a plea
of guilty to the violation. If you want to contest the citation you will
want to enter a plea of 'Not Guilty' via the FCC's website
or contact our office at 816.361.0964 or 913.383.3311 to discuss your options.
How Many Tickets Does it Take to Suspend a Drivers License in Missouri?
When you accumulate up to four points in a twelve-month period you will
point accumulation notice or 'warning letter' from the Department of Revenue; a few speeding tickets will do it. No action
is taken at this point by MDOR. If you accumulate a total of eight or
more points the DOR will suspend you for 30 days on a first suspension,
60 days on a second suspension, and 90 days on a third or subsequent suspension.
The Department of Revenue will revoke your Missouri Driver License for
one year if 12 points are totaled in a 12 month period, 18 points are
accumulated in 24 months, or if you rack up 24 points in a 36 month period.
When your driving privileges are reinstated after a Point Suspension or
Point Revocation, the Department reduces your point total to 4 points,
which is something like being on 'Traffic Probation'. After a
year of violation-free driving your points will be reduced by one-third;
after two years of 'safe driving' that total is reduced again
by one-half. After three years of having no violations your point total
will be reduced to zero.
Will I Need to File a SR-22 Insurance Verification Form or pay Reinstatement Fees?
After your period of suspension or revocation has been completed it may
be necessary to pay reinstatement fees to the Missouri Department of Revenue
and have your insurance company file an SR-22 form (Proof of Insurance)
with the the DOR. The SR-22 is filed by your insurance company, so if
they didn't know previously about your driver history they may now find out.
You can get a handle on your Missouri point total by requesting a copy
of your Missouri Driver Record ,
also you can now contact the Missouri Department of Revenue via their automated
system 24 hours a day at 573.526.2407 or email the DOR at
How are Speeding Tickets Treated in Kansas?
The State of Kansas does not use a points-based system but instead classifies
traffic offenses as either 'moving' or 'non-moving' infractions.
The general rule in Kansas is that an accumulation of three moving violations
within one year results in a suspension of your right to drive in Kansas.
Unlike its neighbor Missouri, Kansas currently has no Hardship Drivers
License provision and does not grant Hardship Driving Privileges.
Can I Keep a Kansas or Missouri Speeding Ticket Off of My Driving Record?
You have the right to legal representation in all traffic matters, whether
speeding tickets or a DUI charge. We can often negotiate with the Prosecutor's
Office to reduce your charges to a non-moving, no-points infraction that
will not count against your Driver Record and allow you to keep your license.
Already pled guilty and paid a speeding ticket? In some cases we can file
a Petition with the Court, asking the Judge to consider setting that plea
aside and to remove that ticket and the points from your record, canceling
Do you have questions regarding a speeding ticket you received in Missouri
or Kansas? Contact us today at
913.383.3311 or submit a contact form on our website (scroll down) to discuss your options.
Kansas City Municipal Court, Kansas City, Mo.
1101 Locust St.
Kansas City, MO 64106
Phone: (816) 513-2700