Harrison County saw 51 speeding tickets issued through the Fine Collection Center (FCC) in October 2012. That may not sound like a lot, but Harrison County had the 13th highest number of speeding tickets per capita of all 115 Missouri counties. This is probably caused by the heavy traffic traveling on Interstate 35 (I-35) near the Iowa border. There are also a few speeding tickets issued on US-136 near Bethany. Most of these speeding tickets in Harrison County are issued for speeds of 11-15 and 16-19 mph over the posted limit.
A Harrison County speeding ticket through the FCC needs to be responded to within 30 days of it being issued. You can access the FCC’s website here. Payment of the fine is considered a guilty plea and will cause a speeding ticket conviction to be added to your driving record and 3 points to be added to your driver’s license (Iowa residents will likely see the Iowa DOT add points to their license as well.) A conviction for a speeding ticket will also often cause an insurance company to raise their rates for the driver. If a driver pleads not guilty, then the case will be transferred to the Harrison County Prosecutor and a court date is set for the driver to appear before the judge in Harrison County Court.
Missouri Ticket Lawyer has had success defending clients against Harrison County speeding tickets in the past. In most cases, we have been able to keep our client’s driving record clean without our clients having to drive to Harrison County Courthouse in Bethany, Missouri. If you’ve been issued a speeding ticket, you owe it to yourself to at least talk with an attorney before simply pleading guilty. Missouri Ticket Lawyer offers free consultations, just call our office at (573) 567-0737 or fill out this form.