How To Get Your Hannibal Red Light Camera Ticket Reduced To A Non-Moving Violation

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An attorney can get your Hannibal red light camera ticket reduced to a non-moving violation, so no points will be added to your driving record and your insurance rates won’t increase.

A Hannibal red light camera ticket is a 2-point “Must Appear” ticket (meaning you are required to appear in court to resolve the case).

If you hire an attorney, you won’t have to appear in court. After your attorney gets your ticket reduced, you will be given an additional 30 days to pay the fine and court costs.

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

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

In Missouri, your license will be suspended or revoked if you accumulate too many points on your driving record within a certain amount of time.

How Many Points Can You Accumulate Before Missouri Suspends Your Driver’s License?

  • 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 license will be revoked for 1 year

For more information, go to the Missouri Department of Revenue website and click on “Frequently Asked Questions About Missouri Tickets and Points” for answers to questions about points, suspension of driver’s license, and reinstatement of your driver’s license. Or you can call the Missouri Department of Revenue at (573) 751-4475.

Your Car Insurance Rates May Increase If You Plead Guilty To Too Many Traffic Tickets

When you plead guilty to a moving violation, points are added to your driving record. Your car insurance company will see those points on your driving record and may use it as an excuse to increase your insurance rates. (Car insurance companies review your driving record when your insurance policy is up for renewal, or when you buy a new car.)

If you get your red light camera ticket reduced to a non-moving infraction, it won’t show up on your driving record, and your insurance company will never know that you received the ticket.

How Much Will Your Insurance Rates Increase If You Plead Guilty To A Traffic Ticket?

If you can’t decide whether to hire an attorney to get your ticket reduced to a non-moving violation, you can call your insurance agent. They can tell you how much your car insurance rates will increase if you plead guilty as charged. Some people have car insurance that offers “first-ticket forgiveness” if the driver has an excellent driving record.

This article from insurance.com explains how traffic violations affect your car insurance rates.

How Much Is The Fine For A Hannibal Red Light Camera Ticket?

If you plead guilty to a Hannibal red light camera ticket, the fine is approximately $130, and 2 points will be added to your driving record.

You can hire an attorney to get your red light camera ticket reduced to a non-moving violation. You will have to pay a fine plus court costs, but no points will be added to your driving record. The fine will be slightly higher than the amount you would have paid if you had chosen to plead guilty as charged.

The Prosecutor determines the amount of the fine based on 1) your driving record, and 2) whether you have a regular driver’s license or a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).

You can ask your attorney for an estimate of the fine and court costs that you will have to pay after your ticket is reduced to a non-moving violation.

Where Are The Hannibal Red Light Cameras Located?

In a previous blog post, I listed the locations of Hannibal red light cameras.

The city of Hannibal has had red light cameras since 2007 and they have no plans to discontinue their use.

To read more about Hannibal’s red light cameras, go to the “Red Light Cameras Frequently Asked Questions” on the Hannibal police website.

What If You Receive A Hannibal Red Light Camera Ticket In The Mail But You Were Not The Driver?

Red light camera tickets are issued to the registered owner of the vehicle that was caught on camera running the red light. The tickets are mailed to the registered owner of the vehicle.

If you receive a red light camera ticket in the mail but you were not the driver, you can report the driver to the Hannibal Police. They will re-issue a new ticket in the name of the person who was driving your car and will send the new ticket to them.

Here’s how to report the person who was driving your vehicle:

  • Fill out the “Nomination Affidavit” attached to your Hannibal red light camera ticket and write in the name and address of the person who was driving your vehicle
  • Fax the “Nomination Affidavit” to the Hannibal Police Department
  • The Hannibal Police will re-issue a new ticket and mail it to the person who was driving your car when they ran the red light
  • Or, you can call the Hannibal Police Department at (573) 221-0987 ext. 354 and ask them to re-issue a new ticket in the name of the person who was driving your vehicle

What To Do If You Have a CDL And You Get A Hannibal Red Light Camera Ticket?

If you are a truck driver with a CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) and you get a Hannibal red light camera ticket, the ticket will be mailed to the registered owner of the truck. If you work for a trucking company, the red light camera ticket will be mailed to your employer.

Hopefully, your boss won’t pay the fine without notifying you. If your employer lets you know they received a red light camera ticket connected to the truck you were driving, you can ask your employer to fill out the Nomination Affidavit attached to the ticket and send it to the Hannibal Police Department. Then the police will re-issue a new ticket in your name and mail it to you.

Or you can call the Hannibal Police yourself and ask them to re-issue the ticket in your name. They can fax or email the ticket to you, or to your attorney who is representing you for the ticket.

Then your attorney will get your Hannibal red light camera ticket reduced to a non-moving, no-point infraction such as a parking ticket.

What To Do If Your Employer Already Paid The Fine For Your Hannibal Red Light Camera Ticket?

Sometimes a truck driver doesn’t find out they received a red light camera ticket until the points show up on their driving record. This happens when a red light camera ticket is mailed to the employer, who pays the fine without telling the driver.

In that situation, you can hire an attorney to withdraw your guilty plea and get your ticket reduced to a non-moving, no-point violation. Then the points will be removed from your driving record.

How Much Does It Cost To Get A Hannibal Red Light Camera Ticket Reduced To A Non-Moving Violation?

An attorney will charge a fee to get your Hannibal red light camera ticket reduced to a non-moving violation. In addition, you will pay a fine and court costs to the court.

An experienced traffic law attorney can give you a price quote for how much they will charge to represent you. They should also be able to give you an estimate of the fine and court costs.

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For a free consultation and price quote for your Hannibal red light camera ticket, contact Missouri traffic law attorney Andrea Storey Rogers at (314) 724-5059 or at [email protected]

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