1200 E Woodhurst, Suite T-200, Springfield, MO 65804

Traffic Ticket Defense

Traffic Ticket Defense

Have you recently received a traffic ticket or another form of moving violation? Whatever you do, don’t put the ticket in your glove box and forget about it. The worst thing you can do is to do nothing! Ignoring a ticket could result in extra fines, court costs, warrants being issued for your arrest, or even jail time.

At the Piatchek Law Firm, our attorneys regularly handle traffic matters and fix traffic tickets. We will attempt to keep your moving violation off your record or (at a minimum) attempt to reduce or eliminate the points added to your driving record. We can also attempt to reduce the impact the violation will have on your insurance rates. Generally, there are two types of traffic tickets for attorneys to handle:

  • Traffic tickets that require an appearance in court
  • Traffic tickets that do not require a court appearance

We are happy to handle either type of ticket. Many simple speeding tickets do not require attorneys to actually appear in court. Of course, we love it when we don’t have to go to court and can handle the case by phone, fax, or email.

Keep in mind that most people who try to deal with traffic matters themselves (often in an effort to save money) usually do have to appear in court and often must miss work or otherwise inconvenience themselves to do so. However, sometimes there are special rules that allow attorneys to not have to appear in court at all. We may be able to schedule a traffic ticket for a “law day” as well (a day in which only attorneys appear), and we can go without you having to go. Save yourself the time and effort. Hire an attorney to fix your traffic ticket. Please call our offices if you have any questions about your traffic ticket, preferably before you simply pay it and move on.

Types of Traffic Tickets, Citations, and Moving Violations We Handle

We handle many different types of traffic tickets and moving violations, such as the following:

  • Speeding tickets
  • Reckless and imprudent driving
  • DWI or DUI
  • Illegal lane change
  • Failure to yield
  • Failure to stop at a red light
  • Failure to stop at a stop sign
  • Driving without a license
  • Driving without insurance
  • Distracted driving (texting or talking on a cell phone while driving)
  • Leaving the scene of an accident

What to Do When You Get a Traffic Ticket

  • MAKE SURE YOU DO SOMETHING! Don’t ever just ignore a traffic ticket. It can lead to further costs, court appearances, fines, warrants for arrest, and even time in jail.
  • THINK BEFORE YOU DECIDE TO JUST PAY THE TICKET. Paying a traffic ticket will almost always cause your insurance rate to go up and stay up for a period of three years. Plus, you will be out the money for the fine.
  • CONTACT AN ATTORNEY. Often an attorney can have a ticket dismissed or suspended, and they may be able to plead your ticket down to a lesser infraction that will not cause any “points” to be assessed against your driving record.
  • MAKE AN APPOINTMENT. An attorney can review your specific situation and give you an idea of what can be done and how much it will cost. In our experience, it usually costs less to hire an attorney than to simply pay a ticket and have your car insurance rate go up.

For more information on Missouri traffic tickets, speeding tickets, and moving violations, please visit our page Frequently Asked Questions About Traffic Tickets.

Our Traffic Ticket Defense

We have a very good record of keeping our clients’ records clean. However, no two cases are exactly the same. The more squeaky clean your record, the more likely it is that we can achieve a positive outcome. Likewise, the more problems you have had in the past, the more challenging your case may be. In any event, if you have any questions or would like to discuss your ticket, call our offices at 417-882-5858 to schedule a consultation.

List of Missouri Counties We Serve



Adair County

Andrew County

Atchison County

Audrain County


Barry County

Barton County

Bates County

Benton County

Bollinger County

Boone County

Buchanan County

Butler County


Caldwell County

Callaway County

Camden County

Cape Girardeau County

Carroll County

Carter County

Cass County

Cedar County

Chariton County

Christian County

Clark County

Clay County

Clinton County

Cole County

Cooper County

Crawford County


Dade County

Dallas County

Daviess County

DeKalb County

Dent County

Douglas County

Dunklin County


Franklin County


Gasconade County

Gentry County

Greene County

Grundy County


Harrison County

Henry County

Hickory County

Holt County

Howard County

Howell County


Iron County


Jackson County

Jasper County

Jefferson County

Johnson County


Knox County


Laclede County

Lafayette County

Lawrence County

Lewis County

Lincoln County

Linn County

Livingston County


Macon County

Madison County

Maries County

Marion County

McDonald County

Mercer County

Miller County

Mississippi County

Moniteau County

Monroe County

Montgomery County

Morgan County


New Madrid County

Newton County

Nodaway County


Oregon County

Osage County

Ozark County


Pemiscot County

Perry County

Pettis County

Phelps County

Pike County

Platte County

Polk County

Pulaski County

Putnam County


Ralls County

Randolph County

Ray County

Reynolds County

Ripley County


Saline County

Schuyler County

Scott County

Scotland County

Shannon County

Shelby County

St. Charles County

St. Clair County

St. Francois County

St. Louis City

St. Louis County

Ste. Genevieve County

Stoddard County

Stone County

Sullivan County


Taney County

Texas County


Vernon County


Warren County

Washington County

Wayne County

Webster County

Worth County

Wright County



Traffic Ticket Lawyer in Springfield, MO

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