FAQ’s About Traffic and Criminal Offenses

I got a ticket, but I know I’m guilty. Is there anything you can do?

ANSWER: As a matter of fact, yes there is. Many routine traffic tickets can be disposed of in such a way so as not to affect your driving record and insurance rates. In most cases you’ll pay a little bit larger fine, but it’s usually well worth it to keep your insurance rates down.

How many points do you get before you lose your license?

ANSWER: Accumulating 8 points in a consecutive 18 month period, or 12 in a 12 month period, will result in loss of driving privileges.

I just got a DWI. What’s the most important thing I need to know?

ANSWER: Call us immediately. You have only 15 days from the date of arrest to file a paper to preserve at least a chance of losing your driving privileges.

I’ve heard Kansas City, Missouri tickets can’t be fixed anymore. Is this true?

ANSWER: No. Although they have made significant changes down there, there are still options available. And, we fully expect these changes to be temporary. Call us for further details.

The police want to talk to me about a criminal matter. They say it’ll be better for me if I cooperate with them and help clear my name. Should I talk to them?

ANSWER: What, you don’t watch TV? No…heck no. You should very politely decline to answer any questions at all, on advice of counsel. We like cops…most of them are tremendous people. But they have a job to do, and, contrary to urban myths, cops are allowed to lie to you and use deception. And they sometimes do.

Call us at 816-795-7714 now and we can discuss any question you may have concerning a traffic or criminal offense!