A Missouri Ticket Lawyer survey of all speeding tickets reported to the Fine Collection Center in Jefferson City found that Shelby County sees a high volume of speeding tickets issued each month. In October 2012, 47 speeding tickets were issued in Shelby County. This total was only 59th out of 115 Missouri counties but 10th per capita. This high volume is no doubt in part due to heavy traffic on 36 highway (US-36) near Shelbina or Clarence. This high volume might also be due to motorists travelling on Missouri Route 15 (MO-15) or MO-168 near Shelbyville.
If you received a speeding ticket in Shelby County, it was likely a FCC speeding ticket. You can access their website here. If you received a ticket through the FCC, you have 30 days to plead guilty by paying the fine or to enter a not guilty plea and attempt to fight the ticket. A traffic defense attorney can be helpful through the process of fighting a speeding ticket. If you try to defend yourself, you will have to file the not guilty plea yourself and then appear in front of the County Judge and Shelby County Prosecutor in Shelbyville to plead your case. An experienced traffic lawyer can often keep your driving record without you ever having to appear in court.
Missouri Ticket Lawyer has experience defending Missourians (and out-of-state drivers from Illinois, Iowa, etc.) in traffic matters, and can help you avoid getting points put on your license. If you would like a free consultation, just call our office at (573) 864-2225 or fill out this form and we can talk about your case so that you can decide how to proceed.