Points Violations in Missouri
When you apply for a driver’s license, you agree to abide by the laws of the state of Missouri as adopted by the Missouri Department of Revenue. If you are cited for certain traffic violations, points can be assessed to your driving record which could ultimately result in a suspension or revocation of your driver’s license. Certain violations carry greater punishment than do other violations. The State of Missouri enacts regulations which set forth how many points are assessed for each violation. If you choose to plead guilty and pay the fine for any such citations, your driving record will be assessed the respective number of points. The information retained by the Missouri Department of Revenue is available for all insurance companies to review and utilize when establishing the insurance rates for your vehicle. For most states, access is given by the State of Missouri so that if you move to another state, they are aware of the points assessed against your driver’s license. Depending on your age and the type of vehicle you drive, point assessments will likely cause an increase in your insurance premiums, particularly with younger drivers. More importantly, assessment of points over a specific timeframe could result in a suspension or revocation of your driver’s license for a significant period of time. Our law firm provides representation so that negotiations can occur with a prosecutor to give consideration to amending the citation to a non-moving, no point violation. Speak with one of our attorneys today for a further explanation of the process and how point violations can affect your driver’s record and insurance rates.