DeKalb County in northwest Missouri has one major highway, US-36 between St. Joseph and Cameron, in which a majority of its speeding tickets are issued. Some speeding tickets are also issued on Missouri Routes 6 & 33 near Maysville in rural DeKalb County. In October 2012, a Missouri Ticket Lawyer survey found that 31 speeding tickets were issued in DeKalb County by the Missouri State Highway Patrol through the Fine Collection Center (FCC). You can access the FCC’s website here. This was the 74th highest total of all 115 Missouri counties and 47th per capita. Most of these were issued for speeds of 6-10 mph, 11-15 mph and 16-19 mph over the posted limit.
If you’ve been issued an FCC speeding ticket in DeKalb County, you will have 30 days after it was issued to either pay the fine or plead not guilty. A guilty plea will not only involve the fine but also a conviction being placed on your driving record and 3 points being added to your license. Insurance companies will usually raise your rates after a conviction goes on to your driving record as well. A not guilty plea will notify the Fine Collection Center to transfer your speeding ticket to the DeKalb County Prosecutor. After a few weeks, a court date will also be set in which in your will need to appear in front of the judge in DeKalb County Courthouse to resolve your case.
Missouri Ticket Lawyer has experience helping our clients keep their records clear of any conviction. In most cases we have been able to do this without our client ever having to appear in court or even drive to our office. If you’ve been issued a speeding ticket in DeKalb County, call our office at (573) 864-2225 or fill out this form for a free consultation.