Traffic Law

If you receive a traffic ticket, DO NOT JUST PAY IT OFF.  When you pay a ticket directly, you are essentially pleading guilty to a traffic offense, which carries the same consequences as being found guilty of the violation in court.

Motorists who either plead guilty directly or are found guilty of an offense should be aware of the following possible consequences:


Certain traffic offenses, including speeding and other moving violations, are automatically reported to the Missouri Driver License Division. Missouri routinely provides information concerning traffic ticket convictions to other states.


The Missouri Motor Vehicle and Driver License Division follows a point system to track violations and their corresponding penalties. Points are added to your driving record which could result in your license being suspended. For more information, see our Point System section.


Missouri drivers that accumulate points on their driving record are often subject to higher car insurance premiums.

Common Moving Violations Include:

  • Speeding
  • Violating a traffic control signal (stop light/stop sign)
  • Failure to yield
  • Failure to obey turn lane markers
  • DWI/DUI
  • No insurance

If you or someone you know receives a traffic ticket or violation, consult the Law Offices of Tarun B. Rana, LLC immediately.

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