Fighting Traffic Violations in Missouri
Issued a ticket? Call our Columbia lawyers!
Whether you are a brand new or veteran driver, you will likely face a traffic
violation at some point. Though they usually carry insignificant consequences,
they can be huge annoyances, costing you hundreds of dollars and limiting
your ability to drive. Furthermore, if you receive several violations
in a short span of time, you may be susceptible to harsher consequences.
Whether you’ve been issued one unfounded ticket or seven, you need
to secure representation from a legal professional who know how to handle
these types of cases. Turn to the Columbia traffic ticket lawyers at our
firm today for counsel you can trust!
Helping You Fight Your Violation
Unlike other offenses, no criminal intent is needed in order to convict
an individual of a traffic violation. The authorities only need the evidence
that you actually committed the violation. This is known as strict liability.
If there is ample evidence that you were speeding, no further proof is
needed for your intent of committing the crime, it merely needs to be
proved that you did it.
You can be convicted for a number of strict liability offenses such as:
- Failing to yield
- Burned out headlights
- Speeding or reckless driving
- Failing to use turn signals
- Parking in a handicap spot
However, if you injure someone or destroy property, it is likely that you
will be charged with a misdemeanor of a felony. If you fail to yield and
destroy another car or harm another driver, you can be charged with reckless
driving, which is a misdemeanor. Likewise, some acts are defined as felonies,
such as fleeing the scene of an accident or operating a vehicle with a
revoked license. If you are charged with these types of allegations, it
is best to get experienced counsel on your side who can guide you through
every part of the process and help you get the best outcome possible.
Talk to Our Experienced Criminal Attorney Today
If you have been charged with a serious traffic crime, reach out to a Columbia
traffic violation attorney at Holder Susan Slusher Oxenhandler, LLC, in
Columbia. We can aggressively fight for your rights and help you build
the strongest possible defense.
Not sure how to resolve your ticket?
Reach out to us today for a free consultation!