Hannibal Red Light Camera Ticket Can Be Reduced To No-Point Violation

Hannibal Red Light Camera Ticket

If you receive a red light camera ticket in Hannibal, Missouri, you can hire a traffic ticket lawyer to get it reduced to a non-moving, no-point infraction that won’t affect your driving record or car insurance rates.

A Hannibal Red Light Camera Ticket Is A 2-Point Moving Violation

Red light camera tickets in Hannibal, Missouri are moving violations. If you plead guilty to a Hannibal red light camera ticket, 2 points will be added to your driving record, and your car insurance rates may increase.

If you accumulate too many points on your driving record, the state of Missouri will suspend or revoke your license.

An experienced traffic ticket lawyer can get your Hannibal red light camera ticket reduced to a non-moving violation that won’t affect your driving record, and your insurance company will never know that you got the ticket.

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

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

You can fight a Hannibal red light camera ticket, just like you would fight a speeding ticket. You can do this by hiring an experienced traffic law attorney to get your Hannibal red light camera ticket reduced from a 2-point ticket to a non-moving, no-point infraction that won’t affect your driving record or car insurance rates.

No court appearance will be required if you hire an attorney to represent you.

You will have to pay a fine and court costs in exchange for having your red light camera ticket reduced to a no-point violation. The fine will be slightly higher than the original fine you would have paid if you had pleaded guilty. Your attorney can give you an estimate of the fine and court costs you will have to pay.

What If Your Red Light Camera Ticket Is Not Issued In Your Name

Professional truck drivers who receive red light camera tickets in Hannibal often don’t realize they got the ticket until their employer tells them about it. That’s because red light camera tickets are issued in the name of the company that owns the truck, and the ticket is mailed to the owner.

If your red light camera ticket is issued in the name of your company or employer, you can still fight the ticket and avoid having points added to your driving record.

First, you will have to contact the Hannibal Police Department to ask them to re-issue the ticket in your name. The easiest way to do that is to fill out the Nomination Affidavit on the back of the red light camera ticket and fax it to the Hannibal Police Department.

After your red light camera ticket is re-issued in your name, it will have a new ticket number and a new court date. Then you can hire a traffic law attorney to get your ticket reduced to a non-moving violation.

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

As noted above, red light camera tickets are issued to the registered owner of the vehicle, not to the driver. Sometimes the driver’s employer receives the ticket and pays the fine without telling the driver. Then points are added to the driver’s driving record.

If this happens, 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 your Hannibal red light camera ticket reduced to a non-moving, no-point violation.

If your employer paid the fine and the court date has already passed, your attorney may have to withdraw your plea before proceeding with your case.

What To Do If Someone Borrows Your Car And Gets A Red Light Camera Ticket

If your friend borrows your car and gets a red light camera ticket in Hannibal, Missouri, the court will mail the ticket  to you (the registered owner of the vehicle), not to the person who was actually driving your car when they ran the red light.

Here’s how to avoid paying the fine and getting points added to your driving record in this situation:

  • Look on the back of your red light camera ticket where you will see a “Nomination Affidavit”
  • Fill out the Nomination Affidavit and fax it to the Hannibal Police Department
  • The information that you put on the Nomination Affidavit will show the police who was driving your car when the red light camera ticket was issued
  • The police will void your ticket and issue a new ticket to the person who was actually driving your car when the red light camera ticket was issued

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

Many traffic ticket lawyers charge a flat-fee price for legal representation. They can also give you an estimate of the fine and court costs you will have to pay after they get your red light camera ticket reduced to a non-moving violation.

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For a free consultation about your Hannibal red light camera ticket, contact St. Louis traffic law attorney Andrea Storey Rogers at (314) 724-5059 or [email protected] to get a price quote for legal representation and an estimate of your fine & court costs.

Hannibal Red Light Camera Ticket Is A 2-Point Moving Violation

Hannibal Red Light Camera Ticket

A Hannibal red light camera ticket is a 2-point moving violation, but an attorney can get it reduced to a non-moving, no-point infraction.

Where Are The Red Light Cameras In Hannibal, Missouri?

Here are the locations of the 4 intersections where red light cameras are used in Hannibal:

  • U.S. 61/Hwy. 168 & Diamond Blvd.
  • U.S. 61/West Ely Road & Pleasant Street
  • U.S. 61/Market Street & Paris Gravel Road
  • U.S. 61/Route MM & James Road

Which Missouri Cities Still Use Red Light Cameras?

Hannibal is the last remaining city in Missouri using red light cameras to issue tickets for running a red light.

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. The St. Louis red light camera tickets were no-point violations that did not cause points to be added to your driving record, but the Hannibal red light camera tickets are 2-point violations.

What Happens If You Plead Guilty To A Red Light Camera Ticket In Hannibal, Missouri

When a vehicle is caught running a red light at an intersection in Hannibal, Missouri where red light cameras are used, a red light camera ticket is mailed to the registered owner of the vehicle.

Your options are:

  • Plead guilty and pay the fine
  • Plead not guilty and request a trial
  • Hire an attorney to fight your ticket

If you plead guilty to a Hannibal red light camera ticket, 2 points will be added to your driving record, and your insurance company may increase your car insurance rates.

If you plead not guilty and request a trial, the judge will view the video from the red light camera and decide whether you are guilty or not guilty.

Hiring an attorney to fight your red light camera ticket is more expensive than pleading guilty, but it may save you money in the long run by avoiding an increase in your car insurance rates.

How To Fight Your Hannibal Red Light Camera Ticket

A traffic law attorney can get your Hannibal red light camera ticket reduced from a 2-point ticket to a non-moving, no-point infraction that won’t affect your driving record or car insurance rates.

If you decide to hire an attorney to get your red light camera ticket reduced to a no-point infraction, you will still have to pay a fine plus court costs, and the fine will be higher than the original fine you would have paid if you had chosen to plead guilty.

You won’t have to appear in court if you hire an attorney to represent you, and the court usually gives defendants at least 30 days to pay the fine and court costs.

What To Do If You Get A Red Light Camera Ticket But You Were Not The Driver?

If you loan your car to a friend and they get a red light camera ticket, the ticket will be mailed to you (the registered owner of the vehicle), not the driver.

You shouldn’t have to pay the fine if you weren’t the driver, so how do you get the driver to take responsibility for the ticket?

On the back of your red light camera ticket, there is a “Nomination Affidavit,” which you can fill out and send to the Hannibal Police Department. The Nomination Affidavit lets you tell the police who was driving your car when the red light camera ticket was issued. The police will void your ticket and send a new ticket to the driver, issued in the driver’s name.

What To Do If The Red Light Camera Ticket Was Issued In The Name Of Your Employer Or Your Company?

When a commercial truck driver receives a red light camera ticket, it is issued in the name of the company that owns the truck because red light cameras are issued to the registered owner of the vehicle, not the driver.

If the ticket is issued in the name of your company or your employer but you want to fight the ticket to avoid points, contact the Hannibal Police Department to request that they re-issue the ticket in your name. You can do that by filling out the Nomination Affidavit on the back of the red light camera ticket and sending it to the Hannibal Police Department at the address listed on the ticket.

Once the ticket is re-issued in your name, you can hire a traffic ticket lawyer to get your red light camera ticket reduced to a non-moving, no-point infraction.

How Much Does It Cost To Get A Hannibal Red Light Camera Ticket Reduced To A No-Point Infraction?

Most traffic law attorneys offer a free consultation about your red light camera ticket. They can give you a flat-fee price quote for how much they will charge to represent you, and an estimate of the fine and court costs you will have to pay.

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If you need help with your Hannibal red light camera ticket or any other Missouri traffic violation, contact St. Louis traffic law attorney Andrea Storey Rogers at (314) 724-5059 or [email protected] to get a price quote for legal representation and an estimate of your fine & court costs.

St. Louis Wants to Bring Back Red Light Cameras & Add Speed Cameras

St. Louis City wants to bring back red light cameras and add speed cameras to pay for hiring more police officers.

In late 2014, St. Louis City Mayor Francis Slay announced his plan to increase the annual police budget by $8.7 million to hire 160 more police officers to fight increased crime in the City.

The proposed bills for the budget increase were unsuccessful in 2014, but the Mayor’s office announced this week that they plan to try again to obtain the funding to hire more police officers.

In addition to money from red light camera ticket fines and speed camera ticket fines, other proposed sources of funding include an increase in the city’s vehicle license tax and a tax on parking garages.

Click here to read the full St. Louis Post-Dispatch article about red light cameras and speed cameras in St. Louis City.


If you have received a speeding ticket or other traffic violation in Missouri, call St. Louis traffic law attorney Andrea Storey Rogers at (314) 724-5059 to get a price quote for legal representation. Or email Andrea at [email protected]

How to Get Your Red Light Camera Ticket Refund

If you have questions about how to get a refund for a St. Louis City red light camera ticket fine that you paid between February 11, 2014 and August 19, 2015, go to the St. Louis City Municipal Court’s web page for St. Louis City red light camera ticket refunds.

Refund checks were mailed recently to everyone who paid red light camera fines during this time frame. If you have not received your check yet, the Court’s website has information about what you need to do to get your refund.

Or click here to read my previous blog post about red light camera ticket refunds.


If you have received a Missouri speeding ticket or other traffic violation, you may be able to get it amended to a no-point violation so it won’t affect your driving record or insurance rates. Call St. Louis traffic law attorney Andrea Storey Rogers at (314) 724-5059 to get a price quote and estimate of the fine and court costs. Or email Andrea at [email protected]

St. Louis May Reinstate Red Light Cameras

Call St. Louis traffic law attorney Andrea Storey Rogers today at (314) 724-5059 about your Missouri speeding ticket or traffic violation.

St. Louis May Reinstate Red Light Cameras

St. Louis City wants to reinstate its red light camera ticket program. According to a recent briefing by St. Louis City Mayor Francis Slay, city officials are in the process of re-writing the red light camera ordinance so it will comply with recent Missouri Supreme Court rulings.

Old St. Louis Red Light Camera Ordinance Was Unconstitutional

In August 2015, the Missouri Supreme Court ruled that St. Louis City’s red light camera ordinance wrongfully placed the burden on the vehicle owner to prove they were not the driver of the vehicle caught running a red light.

St. Louis Will Refund Red Light Camera Ticket Fines 

As a result of the Court’s ruling, St. Louis City will refund $5.6 million to people who paid red light camera ticket fines between February 11, 2014 and August 19, 2015. Click here to read more about the St. Louis red light camera ticket refund.

St. Louis Red Light Cameras Are Not Illegal

The Missouri Supreme Court did not rule that the City’s red light cameras are illegal, so cameras can be used in the future if St. Louis revises its red light camera ordinance to comply with the law.

New Red Light Camera Law Will Likely Require Photo of Driver’s Face

If a new St. Louis red light camera ordinance is approved, it will most likely require more cameras to be installed to take a photo of the driver’s face, in addition to a photo of the vehicle’s license plates.

The reason for the additional photo is to avoid the previous problem of vehicle owners being ticketed for running red lights when someone else was driving their vehicle.

In addition, it is possible that the new ordinance could make a red light camera ticket a moving violation that would add points to the driver’s driving record.


If you have received a speeding ticket or other traffic violation and you want to get it amended to a non-moving, no-point violation that won’t affect your driving record or insurance rates, call St. Louis traffic law attorney Andrea Storey Rogers at (314) 724-5059 to get a price quote for legal representation and an estimate of your fine & court costs. Or email Andrea at [email protected]

St. Louis Red Light Camera Refunds

St. Louis City Will Refund $5.6 Million For Red Light Camera Ticket Fines

St. Louis City will give a full refund to any person who paid a St. Louis City red light camera ticket fine between February 11, 2014 and August 19, 2015. The amount of the refund is $100, which is the full price of the original fine.

People who paid red light camera ticket fines in St. Louis City prior to February 11, 2014 were eligible for a red light camera class action settlement that provided a $20 refund for each ticket.

When Will Your Refund Check Arrive in the Mail?

Refund checks should arrive in the mail within 15 business days after October 21, 2015.

What to Do If You Don’t Receive Your Refund Check?

If you paid a St. Louis City red light camera ticket fine between February 11, 2014 and August 19, 2015 and you don’t receive your refund check within 15 business days after October 21, 2015, you can go to St. Louis City Municipal Court at 1520 Market Street in St. Louis with your photo identification to claim your check.

Will St. Louis Bring Back Red Light Cameras?

St. Louis City officials say they are working on re-writing the red light camera ordinance so they can get the red light cameras up and running again.

Click here to read a recent St. Louis Post-Dispatch article about St. Louis red light camera ticket refunds.


If you have received a Missouri speeding ticket or other traffic violation and you want to keep it from affecting your driving record and insurance rates, call St. Louis traffic law attorney Andrea Storey Rogers at (314) 724-5059 to get a price quote for legal representation. Or email Andrea at [email protected]

St. Louis Red Light Camera Tickets Dismissed

All unpaid St. Louis City red light camera tickets will be dismissed, and the City will issue a refund if you paid a red light camera ticket fine within the past 18 months.

This is a result of yesterday’s Missouri Supreme Court ruling that St. Louis City’s red light camera ordinance created an unconstitutional presumption of guilt for a vehicle owner, meaning it improperly placed the burden on the vehicle owner to prove they were not driving the vehicle when the car was caught running a red light.

The Missouri Supreme Court did not rule on the legality of red light cameras, so cameras could be used in the future if St. Louis City revises its red light camera ordinance to comply with the law. This could involve adding more cameras to capture a photo of the driver’s face (in addition to a photo of the license plate) and enacting a new ordinance in which a red light camera ticket is considered a moving violation that adds points to your driving record.

According to a recent St. Louis Post-Dispatch article about the Missouri Supreme Court’s ruling in the St. Louis City red light camera court case, St. Louis City Mayor Francis Slay’s administration is “moving forward with an ordinance that will comply with the court’s rulings.”


If you have a speeding ticket or other traffic violation that you want to get reduced to a non-moving, no-point violation, call St. Louis traffic law attorney Andrea Storey Rogers at (314) 724-5059 to get a price quote for legal representation and an estimate of your fine & court costs. Or email Andrea at [email protected]

Red Light Camera Ticket Refund

You may be eligible for a 20% refund of your Missouri red light camera ticket fine.

Due to a recent lawsuit settlement, you could receive a partial refund of the fine you paid for your Missouri red light camera ticket if you received the ticket on or before November 21, 2014 in any of these cities:

Arnold, Bellerive Acres, Bel-Nor, Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Bridgeton, Calverton Park, Clayton, Country Club Hills, Creve Coeur, Dellwood, Ellisville, Excelsior Springs, Ferguson, Florissant, Grandview, Hazelwood, Kansas City, Moline Acres, Northwoods, Richmond Heights, St. Ann, St. John, St. Joseph, Sugar Creek, or Washington.

If your red light camera ticket was issued by the city of St. Louis, you may be eligible for a refund if you received the ticket on or before February 11, 2014.

The deadline to submit a claim form for a refund of your red light camera ticket fine is February 28, 2015.

You are not eligible for a refund if you did not pay the fine for your red light camera ticket.

Click here for more information about how to get a red light camera ticket refund.


If you have a Missouri speeding ticket that you want to get reduced to a non-moving, no-point violation, call St. Louis traffic law attorney Andrea Storey Rogers at (314) 724-5059 or email Andrea at [email protected] for a price quote and estimate of your fine and court costs.

Red Light Cameras Argued in MO Supreme Court Today

Today the Missouri Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on cases involving the use of red light cameras and speed cameras in St. Louis city, Moline Acres, and St. Peters.

Click on this link to go to the Missouri Supreme Court website to read summaries of the cases being heard today in the Missouri Supreme Court.

One case involves the use of speed cameras in the city of Moline Acres (a St. Louis County suburb); the other two cases involve red light cameras in the city of St. Louis and the city of St. Peters.

Listen to Oral Arguments in the Missouri Supreme Court Red Light Camera Hearing

You can listen live to the attorneys’ oral arguments in these three cases by going to the Missouri Supreme Court website or by clicking on this link:  //www.courts.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=1977. You can only use this link today to listen live to the oral arguments.

When Will the Missouri Supreme Court Issue its Ruling in the Red Light Camera Cases?

The Missouri Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments today by attorneys representing the parties in these red light/speed camera cases, but the Court is not expected to issue its rulings on these cases until the end of the year.

Should I Pay My Red Light Camera Fine?

I can not advise you regarding whether or not you should pay your red light camera ticket fine. The information that I provide in this blog post is general information and should not be considered legal advice because there is no attorney-client relationship created by your reading this blog post.

However, I can tell you that, if you pay your St. Louis city red light camera ticket fine now, it will be considered a voluntary payment. The city of St. Louis must put that money in escrow and can not use it until after the Missouri Supreme Court determines whether or not the St. Louis city red light camera ordinance is legal.

Will the Court Issue an Arrest Warrant if I Don’t Pay my Red Light Camera Fine?

For the past several years, the St. Louis City Municipal Court has had the power to issue warrants if drivers refuse to pay red light camera ticket fines, but the Court has not issued warrants in those cases. This appears to be a temporary policy that the Court has enacted and, therefore, the Court could decide to change its policy at any time and start issuing warrants for drivers who refuse to pay their red light camera fines.

What if the Missouri Supreme Court Rules that the Red Light Cameras are Legal?

If the Missouri Supreme Court rules that the red light cameras used by the city of St. Louis are legal, the city of St. Louis could pursue drivers who refused to pay red light camera fines and demand payment for the unpaid amount.

Will I Get a Refund if St. Louis City Red Light Cameras Are Ruled Illegal?

If the Missouri Supreme Court rules that the red light cameras used in the city of St. Louis are illegal, it is possible that the City would be forced to issue full or partial refunds to all drivers who have paid red light camera fines in the past. However, there have been other cities in the United States that were forced to quit using red light cameras but were not required to issue refunds.

The Missouri Supreme Court will decide whether the City’s red light camera law is legal and whether or not the City must issue refunds to those who have already paid red light camera fines.

 


If you have a Missouri speeding ticket that you want to get reduced to a non-moving, no-point violation, call St. Louis traffic law attorney Andrea Storey Rogers at (314) 724-5059 or email Andrea at [email protected] or [email protected] for a price quote and estimate of your fine and court costs.

 

No Warrant if You Don’t Pay St. Louis Red Light Camera Ticket

St. Louis City is not issuing warrants for drivers who don’t pay their red light camera fines.

St. Louis City is Not Attempting to Collect Unpaid Red Light Camera Ticket Fines

Not only is the City of St. Louis not issuing warrants for unpaid red light camera tickets, the City is also not attempting to collect unpaid red light camera fines because the issue is currently being litigated in the Missouri Supreme Court.

When Will The Missouri Supreme Court Decide Whether St. Louis City’s Red Light Cameras Are Legal?

Christmas 2014 is the expected deadline for the Missouri Supreme Court to issue its ruling regarding the legality of St. Louis City’s red light camera law.

Should You Pay the Fine for Your St. Louis City Red Light Camera Ticket?

If you pay the fine for your St. Louis City red light camera ticket, it is considered a voluntary payment. The City has to put that money in escrow and can not use it until after the Missouri Supreme Court determines whether or not the City’s red light camera ordinance is constitutional.

No Refund if St. Louis City Red Light Camera Law is Declared Unconstitutional

If you pay your St. Louis City red light camera fine and the Missouri Supreme Court later decides that the red light camera ordinance is unconstitutional and the City has to shut the cameras down, you will not receive a refund.

Can St. Louis City Demand Payment Later for an Unpaid Red Light Camera Fine?

St. Louis City can demand payment later from drivers who failed to pay red light camera ticket fines if the Missouri Supreme Court determines that the City’s red light camera law is legal and valid. It is doubtful that any penalty or interest will be added to the original fine.

St. Louis City Red Light Camera Tickets Are Non-Moving, No-Point Violations

Red light camera tickets in St. Louis City are non-moving, no-point violations that do not affect your driving record or insurance rates. However, in some courts in the St. Louis area, such as Edmundson, St. Peters, and Hannibal, a red light camera ticket is a 2-point moving violation that will be reported on your driving record.

If you receive a Missouri red light camera ticket that is a point violation, you can hire a traffic law attorney to get your red light camera ticket amended to a non-moving, no-point violation.

PLEASE NOTE:  Not all courts handle unpaid red light camera tickets in the way St. Louis City does. Many St. Louis area municipal courts issue warrants if you don’t pay the fine for your red light camera ticket. The information in this blog post pertains to red light camera tickets issued by St. Louis City Municipal Court only. 


If you have a Missouri speeding ticket that you want to get amended to a non-moving, no-point violation, call St. Louis traffic law attorney Andrea Storey Rogers at (314) 724-5059 or email Andrea at [email protected] or [email protected] for a price quote and estimate of your fine and court costs.