How To Get A Hannibal Red Light Camera Ticket Reduced To A No-Point Violation

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Hannibal, Missouri red light camera tickets add 2 points to your driving record, but an experienced attorney can get your ticket reduced to a non-moving, no-point infraction that won’t affect your driving record or car insurance rates.

How Many Points Are Added To Your Driving Record For A Hannibal Red Light Camera Ticket?

If you plead guilty to a Hannibal red light camera ticket, 2 points will be added to your driving record.

If you accumulate 8 points within 18 months, your Missouri driver’s license will be suspended. Your license will be revoked for 1 year if you accumulate 12 points within 12 months.

Click here to read “Frequently Asked Questions About Missouri Tickets and Points” on the Missouri Department of Revenue website.

How To Fight A Hannibal Red Light Camera Ticket

Hannibal, Missouri is the last city in Missouri still using red light cameras.

At one point, approximately 30 cities in Missouri were using red light cameras for traffic enforcement. The city of St. Louis shut down its red light cameras years ago, after a long court battle over the constitutionality of its red light camera ordinance.

You can fight a Hannibal red light camera ticket just like you would fight a speeding ticket — by hiring an experienced traffic law attorney to get your ticket reduced from a 2-point ticket to a non-moving, no-point infraction such as “Defective Equipment.”

You won’t have to appear in court if you hire an attorney to fight your Hannibal red light camera ticket.

How Much Is The Fine If You Get Your Red Light Camera Ticket Reduced To A No-Point Violation?

If you hire an attorney to get your Hannibal red light camera ticket reduced to a no-point infraction, you will have to pay a fine that is slightly higher than the original $130 fine you would pay if you plead guilty.

The Prosecutor determines the amount of the fine, which varies depending on the defendant’s driving record.

For example, instead of paying a fine of $130 if you plead guilty to a Hannibal red light camera ticket, you might pay $153 plus $26.50 court costs in exchange for having your ticket reduced from a 2-point violation to a 0-point infraction.

Your attorney can give you an estimate of the fine, which varies depending on the following:

  • Do you have a CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) or a regular license?
  • How bad is your driving record?

Locations Of Red Light Cameras In Hannibal, Missouri

Click here to read my previous blog post that lists the locations of the Hannibal red light cameras.

Why Did You Get A Red Light Camera Ticket If You Were Not Driving?

Red light camera tickets are mailed to the registered owner of the vehicle, not the driver.

If you loan your car to a friend and they run a red light in Hannibal, Missouri, the red light camera ticket will be mailed to you instead of your friend.

You can plead guilty and pay the fine without having to appear in court. But if you do, 2 points will be added to your driving record and the price of your car insurance might increase.

(Car insurance companies review your driving record every time your policy comes up for renewal, or when you buy a new car. Having points on your driving record can cause the insurance company to increase your car insurance rates.)

If you don’t want to plead guilty, you can hire a traffic law attorney to get your red light camera ticket reduced to a non-moving, no-point infraction such as “Defective Equipment.” You won’t have to appear in court, but you will have to pay a fine and court costs, and the new fine will be slightly higher than the original fine.

How To Avoid Points For A Red Light Camera Ticket If You Were Not The Driver

If you received a Hannibal red light camera ticket but you were not driving the vehicle at the time of the traffic violation, here’s how to avoid getting points on your driving record:

  • On the back of your Hannibal red light camera ticket is a “Nomination Affidavit”
  • Fill out the Nomination Affidavit with the name of the person who was driving your vehicle
  • Fax the Nomination Affidavit to the Hannibal Police Department
  • The Hannibal Police will void your ticket and re-issue a new one in the name of the person who was driving your car when they ran the red light

What To Do If You Are A Truck Driver And Your Employer Paid The Fine For Your Red Light Camera Ticket?

If you are a professional truck driver who received a Hannibal red light camera ticket, the ticket will be mailed to your employer, if they are the registered owner of the vehicle.

In some cases, the truck driver’s employer will pay the red light camera ticket fine without notifying the driver. Sometimes a truck driver doesn’t find out about the ticket until several months later, after the points have been added to their driving record.

If your employer paid your red light camera ticket fine, you can contact the Hannibal police department and ask them to re-issue the ticket in your name. Then you can hire a traffic ticket lawyer to get the ticket reduced to a non-moving, no-point violation.

For more information about Hannibal’s red light cameras, you can read the “Red Light Cameras Frequently Asked Questions” on the Hannibal police website.

How Much Will It Cost To Get Your Hannibal Red Light Camera Ticket Reduced To A No-Point Violation?

An experienced traffic ticket lawyer can give you a price quote for how much they will charge to get your Hannibal red light camera ticket reduced to a no-point violation.

They should also be able to give you an estimate of the fine and court costs you will have to pay.

If your ticket is in the name of your employer, your attorney can tell you how to get your red light camera ticket re-issued in your name, which is required if you want to get the ticket reduced to a no-point violation.

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Call traffic law attorney Andrea Storey Rogers at (314) 724-5059 or email her at [email protected] for a free consultation about your Hannibal red light camera ticket.

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