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Hey I live in the suburbs of Kansas City and recently got a speeding ticket also. I can't quite tell if you got pulled over on the Kansas or Missouri Side, but I'll tell you what I know about how to get out of it if you were in Kansas.
First off, Kansas does not use the point system, so my guess is that it will not effect your point system since the ticket is out-of-state. I am not sure though. If it does go on your point record, there is one more way to try to get out of it.
If this is your first speeding ticket in a while, you can apply for a diversion. While the laws vary from county to county, usually you can apply for a diversion for the same price as the fine. The diversion is basically a probation period, if you don't get anymore moving violations by the end of the diversion period (3-6 months) the ticket is dismissed.
You should go to court no matter what you do. In some counties I know you can pay extra to get it amended if you see the DA, but in some counties, like mine, you need a lawyer for this.
Hopefully, some of this will help you out.
Alright, first off, Missouri usually seems to have some of the more laid-back laws in the states so it might not be too hard to get out of.
Red_IS made a point, there is a good chance the points won't go on your driving record anyway.
From what I found with my ticket is that they make it very unclear of what you can do to get out of it online. It'd probably be easiest to go to your court date and talk to the judge and the DA.
If a diversion is available it will not say so on the ticket, just talk to the judge and they will explain it.
I would try to talk to the DA first because you never know, maybe you can get it amended. Although, you may end up spending more money this way.
My better advice to you is that you should hire professional attorney and he will properly fight your case.
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