How To Get A Copy of Your Missouri Driving RecordPosted on
You can go to any Missouri Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office and purchase a copy of your Missouri driving record for $7.88. Click on this link to the Missouri Department of Revenue (DOR) for information about how to get a copy of your Missouri driving record.
Or you can mail a request to the Missouri DOR to obtain a copy of your Missouri driving record by mail for $5.88. The DOR will fax it to you for an additional $.50. Mail your request, with your name, address, date of birth, driver’s license number, and payment of the fee to:
Motor Vehicle and Driver Licensing Division
301 West High Street – Room 360
Jefferson City, MO 65101
You can also call the Missouri Driver License Bureau at (573) 751-4475 to ask how to purchase a copy of your driving record.
Make sure you request a copy of your Missouri driving record “for court purposes” so it will not contain any personal information, such as your social security number.
Why Do You Need a Copy of Your Missouri Driving Record?
If you receive a speeding ticket and you hire a traffic law attorney to get your speeding ticket “fixed,” your attorney may need to provide a copy of your driving record to the court. Most courts have access to Missouri driving records, but some require the attorney to provide a copy.
The Prosecutor Will Review Your Driving Record Before Deciding to Reduce Your Ticket
The reason your lawyer has to provide a copy of your driving record to the court is so the prosecuting attorney can review your driving record before deciding whether to reduce your ticket to a non-moving, no-point infraction.
After reviewing your driving record, the prosecutor will most likely agree to reduce your ticket to a non-moving, no-point infraction. However, it is possible that the prosecutor might refuse to reduce your ticket because of prior convictions listed on your driving record. Or the prosecutor might require you to attend driving school before agreeing to reduce your ticket.
How Much Does it Cost to Get a Copy of Your Missouri Driving Record?
As noted previously, you can go to any Missouri DMV office and purchase a copy of your Missouri driving record for $7.88 or you can obtain a copy by mail for $5.88.
Most traffic law attorneys can obtain a copy of your Missouri driving record online immediately for a fee of $10 to $20. Driving records from other states will cost more and may take 1-2 business days to obtain.
How To Get a Copy of Your Driving Record if You Don’t Live in Missouri?
If you get a traffic ticket in Missouri but your driver’s license was issued out-of-state, most Missouri courts will require a copy of your driving record before considering whether to reduce your ticket to a non-moving, no-point infraction.
You can contact the state agency that regulates driver’s licenses in your state, such as the Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles, Department of Revenue, or Secretary of State, to purchase a copy of your driving record. Or you can hire a Missouri traffic law attorney to obtain a copy of your out-of-state driving record for an additional fee. Fees vary by state, and it usually takes 1-2 business days for your driving record to be emailed to your attorney.
How to Get a Copy of Your Illinois Driving Record
You can go in person to any Illinois Secretary of State license office to purchase a copy of your Illinois driving record. Or you can click on this link for the form to order a copy of your Illinois driving record. (It may take up to 10 days for the Illinois Secretary of State to mail a copy to you.)
Most traffic law attorneys can obtain a copy of your Illinois driving record for you for an additional fee within 1-2 business days.
How To Find Out How Many Points Are On Your Driving Record?
You can call the Missouri Driver License Bureau in Jefferson City at (573) 751-4475 to find out how many points you have on your driving record.
If you accumulate 8 points within 18 months, your Missouri driver’s license will be suspended for 30 days, if it’s your first suspension. If you accumulate 12 points within 12 months, your driver’s license will be revoked for 1 year.
Points Will be Added to Your Driving Record for Out-of-State Tickets
Tickets you receive in other states will be reported to your home state. If you don’t get those tickets fixed, points will be assessed on your Missouri driving record for those out-of-state tickets just the same as if you received them in Missouri.
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