Can I Remove Points From My Record After Pleading Guilty to a Speeding Ticket in Missouri?
In some counties in Missouri, particularly the rural ones, prosecutors will often not reduce a speeding ticket to a non-moving violation. If you plead guilty in that case, you might be able to take a class called the Driver Improvement Program (DIP) in Missouri. If you are eligible, taking the class will remove the points from your record. The judge has to approve your taking the class and it must be completed within 60 days after a guilty plea.
Now here’s the catch. Even if you take the class, the points will be taken off your record but the conviction for speeding can and will show up on your driving record. That means your insurance company will probably still increase your rates.
Remember, in Missouri if you get eight points on your Missouri driving record within 18 months your license is suspended for 30 days. Your license will be revoked for a year if you get 12 points within 12 months.
That is why DIP could be really important for you if you already have several points on your driver’s record.
Here is a link for more information about the Driver Improvement Program in Missouri: https://www.courts.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=1940