A Missouri Ticket Lawyer found that 43 speeding tickets were issued in Buchanan County during October 2012 through the Fine Collection Center (FCC). This placed Buchanan County 63rd among all Missouri Counties. This number of tickets is probably low since there are many tickets also issued by St. Joseph Municipal Police. (Please visit this page for information on St. Joseph Municipal Speeding tickets.) Most tickets are issued in Buchanan County for speeds of 11-15 mph and 16-19 mph over the posted limit. The most likely spots that motorists are pulled over are on Interstates I-29 & I-229 near St. Joseph and on US Highways 36 (US-36) & US-59.
If you have been issued an FCC speeding ticket by a Missouri State Highway Patrolman or by a Buchanan County sheriff then you have 30 days to either plead guilty by paying the fine or plead not guilty and begin the legal process. You can access the FCC’s website here. By pleading guilty you will have a conviction entered on your driving record and 3 points added to your license (it only takes 8 in 18 months to lose your ability to drive.) Insurance companies will usually raise your rates after a speeding ticket goes on your record as well. If you decide to plead not guilty, your case will be transferred to the Buchanan County Prosecutor and you will have a court date to appear in front of the judge at Buchanan County Courthouse in St. Joseph, Missouri.
Missouri Ticket Lawyer has experience helping our client’s keep their record clean without time consuming court appearances. If you’ve received a Buchanan County speeding ticket, you should call our office for a free consultation to weigh your options before simply pleading guilty. Call (573) 864-2225 or fill out this form to speak with a traffic law attorney today.