Kansas City Lawyer To Help Fight Speeding Tickets

Nearly every driver in the Kansas City / Platte City, Missouri, metropolitan area will eventually get a speeding ticket. Most people know when they were caught speeding or driving recklessly and don't have a leg to stand on when issued the citation. There is a temptation to just pay the fine and be more careful. This is usually a mistake.

Even one violation on your record can have a costly impact on your insurance premiums. If you have been stopped multiple times over the past few years, you face a serious penalty, including possibly losing your license to suspension. I can usually take care of those tickets by plea bargain. Your record can be kept clean at a reasonable price. And if you have good reason to fight the ticket, I will fight aggressively.

A Lawyer Who Is Reasonable About The Cost Of Fighting A Ticket

I am Kansas City / Platte City traffic law attorney Christopher T. Patterson. For more than 36 years, I have been aggressively protecting the rights of drivers in Northland communities and the Kansas City / Platte City, Missouri, metropolitan area. If you are considering fighting your ticket, I invite you to call me to discuss your circumstances. I offer a free phone consultation to explain your options and how I can help. If I think you should pay the fine, I will tell you so honestly, without charging you a dime. And if you do hire me, I will charge you a reasonable, competitive and cost effective fee.


Speeding carries a wide range of penalties depending on a driver's prior record and how far over the speed limit they were. These penalties range from a warning to multiple points on a driver's license. Drivers should understand that speeding penalties are up for debate in a court of law and that drivers shouldn't simply pay the fine without discussing their options with an experienced legal counsel.

Careless Driving

Careless or reckless driving is a subjective offense that can encompass a wide range of activities, including accidental and intentional. In general, careless driving is defined as any activity that represents a disregard for the rules of the road or the other people and vehicles on the road. Because of the subjective nature of the offense, the citation and the penalties associated with the citation are up for discussion in a court of law.

It is not unusual for people to receive a citation for driving without insurance. Some people forget to make their payment. For others, their rates increase due to a violation or accident and they cannot afford to carry auto insurance anymore. This charge is serious and can lead to you losing your license. However, I can often get your charge reduced or dismissed, particularly if you have later obtained insurance. And even if you remain uninsured, there may be solutions that can help you keep your license.

I am attorney Christopher T. Patterson and I have been representing drivers in the Northland communities in the Kansas City / Platte City, Missouri, metropolitan area since 1980. Over the years, I have worked to provide all of my clients high-quality, sensible solutions at a reasonable price. I fight for every case and care about getting things right.

Driving Uninsured Is More Serious Than You Might Think

If you have received a citation for driving without valid auto insurance, it is important to hire an experienced legal counsel. These are costly cases that merit the attention of a lawyer who can help provide a variety of avenues for defense. As your lawyer, I will argue that the offense was committed unintentionally. By convincing the judge there was no intent, I will fight to plea down the charges or try to get them dismissed entirely. I might also be able to create an affirmative defense, arguing there were circumstances that justified the violation.

There is a difference between not buying required auto insurance and forgetting to carry the updated insurance card in your car. A simple oversight shouldn't cost you points against your driving record. I can fight to have the citation removed, usually at no cost or fee to you.

Call My Office For A Free Phone Consultation With A Lawyer Who Cares

Call me at 816-471-7722 or contact my office by email to arrange a free phone consultation to discuss your options. If your best option is to simply pay the citation fine, I will tell you so honestly. If there are ways I can help keep your record clear, I will do all I can, as cost-effectively as possible.