Traffic tickets can result in “points” against your driver’s license, raising insurance premiums, or automatic license suspensions or revocations.  If you have been pulled over and received a traffic ticket for a traffic violation, having an experienced St. Louis traffic ticket lawyer can save you the headache and the expense of dealing with these potential issues.  The Law Office of Shin Cho has assisted countless drivers in getting their traffic tickets amended or reduced to non-moving violations (“no-point” violations that do not affect your driving record).  We have also helped many folks get their driver’s license reinstated after months or years of having their driver’s license suspended or revoked.

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3 Reasons To Consider Hiring A Traffic Ticket Attorney

So you were late for a meeting and you were driving a bit over the speed limit – we’ve all been there.  Unfortunately, most of us have also been there for the part that comes after: You get clocked by a police officer, pulled over, and slapped with a traffic ticket.  The officer may even tell you that you won’t need to go to court as long as you pay the fine for the traffic ticket before your court date.  So why bother hiring a St. Louis traffic ticket lawyer if you don’t even have to go to court?

1. You do NOT want to lose your license because of points!

The first reason why you may want to hire a traffic defense lawyer is to avoid the assessment of points against your driver’s license.  By simply paying the fine that is listed on your traffic ticket, you are agreeing to plead guilty to the traffic violation “as charged” and take a conviction.  This conviction gets reported to the Missouri Department of Revenue, which then assesses points against your driver’s license.   This doesn’t sound like a big deal, until you realize that your license will be automatically suspended or revoked if you accumulate too many points.  

Per the Missouri Department of Revenue, if you accumulate a total of 8 or more points in 18 months, the Department of Revenue will suspend your driving privilege.

  • 1st suspension – 30 days
  • 2nd suspension – 60 days
  • 3rd or more suspensions – 90 days

The Department of Revenue will revoke your driving privilege for one year if you accumulate:

  • 12 or more points in 12 months
  • 18 or more points in 24 months
  • 24 or more points in 36 months

Now, you may be thinking, “Okay, but there’s no way I’m going to get 8 points!”  Most minor traffic violations (speeding, failure to signal, improper lane use, etc.) are 2- or 3-point violations apiece, while other traffic tickets carry even more points (driving without insurance, driving while suspended, careless & imprudent driving).  It’s best to avoid the risk of losing your license, as points can add up a lot faster than expected.  If you have received a traffic ticket, look no further than the Law Office of Shin Cho for your traffic ticket defense.  Hiring a good St. Louis traffic ticket attorney will ensure that your driver’s license is protected, and prevent the assessment of points against your driver’s license.

2. You do NOT want your insurance premiums to go up because of your traffic ticket(s)!

The more traffic violations you have on your driving record, the higher your auto insurance premiums will go.  On average, in the State of Missouri, insurance rates will increase by about 10% per speeding ticket.  To put that in dollar figures, that averages out to about $125 more that you’ll be forking over to the insurance company every policy period.  Not to mention, if you previously had a “safe driver discount” for having a clean driving record, you can count on losing that as well.  

Call us today to speak to a traffic ticket defense attorney and keep your insurance rates down!

3. You DO want to preserve your clean driving record, to protect yourself in the future

In addition to the reasons laid out in sections 1 and 2, you want to keep a clean driving record in case you ever get another traffic ticket.  Oftentimes when dealing with a prosecutor for one of the many municipalities in St. Louis County, we have to provide a copy of our client’s driving record as part of the negotiation process.  Your driving history is taken into account by the traffic prosecutor when he or she is considering whether they will agree to amend the traffic ticket to a no-point infraction.

For this reason, it is important to keep your driving record clean at all times.  The decision to hire an experienced St. Louis traffic ticket attorney to handle your ticket will pay dividends in the future by ensuring that you always have the best chance of securing favorable dispositions in future traffic tickets.   

Here is where the value of an experienced St. Louis traffic ticket lawyer comes in.  Rather than simply taking a conviction for the original charge, we can negotiate with the prosecuting attorney to resolve the case in a way that avoids points against your license and keeps your driving record clean.  This means the insurance company won’t hear a peep about your traffic ticket, and your license will not be put in jeopardy.  You also won’t need to worry about dealing with the stress and inconvenience of having to go to court, because our traffic ticket defense attorney will appear in court on your behalf.

The Law Office of Shin Cho has you covered for every type of traffic ticket in St. Louis County, St. Louis City, St. Charles County, and Jefferson County, including:

  • Speeding Tickets
  • Stop Sign Violations
  • Electric Signal Violations (Red Light Violations)
  • Driving without insurance (Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility)
  • Driving While Suspended
  • Driving While Revoked
  • Driving in a Careless and Imprudent Manner
  • Leaving the Scene of An Accident (Hit and Runs)
  • Failure to Signal
  • Improper Signal
  • Following Too Close

The experienced St. Louis Traffic Ticket Lawyers at Law Office of Shin Cho know just how quickly these traffic tickets can add up, and the importance of avoiding convictions for moving violations.  As we discussed above, traffic tickets for moving violations can often result in points being assessed against your driver’s license, thereby increasing your auto insurance premiums and the risk of suspension or revocation of your driver’s license.

Our goals as a premier source for St. Louis traffic ticket defense attorney services are simple:

  • Avoid points against your driver’s license
  • Avoid any increase in insurance premiums
  • Eliminate or minimize court fines
  • Avoid jail time

If you need a St. Louis traffic ticket lawyer who can help you effectively and at an affordable rate, the Law Office of Shin Cho is here to help.  Clients throughout the St. Louis, MO area turn to our firm because we have a proven record of excellence in traffic ticket defense.  We handle traffic tickets in St. Louis County and the surrounding counties; see below for all of the traffic courts that we go to in the Greater St. Louis area.  We devote personal attention to every case, so contact us today to get started. 


If you received a speeding ticket or other traffic ticket in Jefferson County, your ticket will most likely be sent to one of the courts below.  We handle traffic tickets in each of these traffic courts, so don’t hesitate to call if you need effective traffic law representation at a low rate!

Arnold Municipal Court
Crystal City Municipal Court
Festus Municipal Court
Herculaneum Municipal Court
Hillsboro Municipal Court
Jefferson County Municipal Court
Pevely Municipal Court


Traffic tickets issued in St. Charles County are sent to either the St. Charles County Circuit Court or the municipal court for the city in which the ticket was issued.  We represent clients with tickets in these traffic courts:

Dardenne Prairie Municipal Court
Lake St. Louis Municipal Court
O’Fallon Municipal Court
St. Charles County Circuit Court Associate Division
St. Charles County Municipal Court
St. Charles City Municipal Court
St. Peters Municipal Court
Wentzville Municipal Court


If you need a traffic ticket lawyer in St. Louis County, we have you covered.  The Law Office of Shin Cho provides traffic ticket lawyer services for tickets and warrants in these St. Louis County traffic courts:

St. Louis County Circuit Court Associate Division
St. Louis County Municipal Court North Division
St. Louis County Municipal Court South Division
St. Louis County Municipal Court West Division
Ballwin Municipal Court
Bel-Nor Municipal Court
Bel-Ridge Municipal Court
Bella Villa Municipal Court
Bellefontaine Neighbors Municipal Court
Bellerive Acres Municipal Court
Berger Municipal Court
Berkeley Municipal Court
Beverly Hills Municipal Court
Black Jack Municipal Court
Breckenridge Hills Municipal Court
Brentwood Municipal Court
Bridgeton Municipal Court
Calverton Park Municipal Court
Charlack Municipal Court
Chesterfield Municipal Court
Clarkson Valley Municipal Court
Clayton Municipal Court
Cool Valley Municipal Court
Crestwood Municipal Court
Creve Coeur Municipal Court
Dellwood Municipal Court
Des Peres Municipal Court
Edmundson Municipal Court
Ellisville Municipal Court
Eureka Municipal Court
Fenton Municipal Court
Ferguson Municipal Court
Flordell Hills Municipal Court
Florissant Municipal Court
Frontenac Municipal Court
Glendale Municipal Court
Grantwood Village Municipal Court
Greendale Municipal Court
Hazelwood Municipal Court
Jennings Municipal Court
Kirkwood Municipal Court
Ladue Municipal Court
Lakeshire Municipal Court
Manchester Municipal Court
Maplewood Municipal Court
Marlborough Municipal Court
Maryland Heights Municipal Court
Moline Acres Municipal Court
Normandy Municipal Court
Northwoods Municipal Court
Oakland Municipal Court
Olivette Municipal Court
Overland Municipal Court
Pagedale Municipal Court
Pasadena Hills Municipal Court
Richmond Heights Municipal Court
Riverview Municipal Court
Rock Hill Municipal Court
Shrewsbury Municipal Court
St. Ann Municipal Court
St. John Municipal Court
Sunset Hills Municipal Court
Town and Country Municipal Court
University City Municipal Court
Valley Park Municipal Court
Velda City Municipal Court
Vinita Park Municipal Court
Warson Woods Municipal Court
Webster Groves Municipal Court
Weldon Spring Municipal Court
Wellston Municipal Court
Wildwood Municipal Court
Winchester Municipal Court
Woodson Terrace Municipal Court


If you received a speeding ticket or other traffic ticket in St. Louis City, your ticket will most likely be sent to the St. Louis City Municipal Court (a.k.a. St. Louis City Traffic Court).  The St. Louis City Traffic Court address is:

St. Louis City Municipal Court
1520 Market Street
St. Louis, MO 63103

Our traffic ticket attorneys frequently handle cases in the city, and we are ready to help you with your St. Louis City traffic ticket at an affordable price, with no court appearance required.  Call us today to discuss your St. Louis City traffic ticket.

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