My question involves a speeding ticket from the State of: MO
Cop in south Missouri , near MO-AR border pulled me over on thanks giving night. Hands me citation for exceeding by +25mph. 83mph in 55 mph on state route E. There is no other vilation ticked other than 304.010 (http://www.moga.mo.gov/statutes/C300-399/3040000010.HTM)
I am not sure what I am going to get here. The court data is in the last week of december-2010 in a court nearby where I was caught. (around 510 miles one way from my home up in IL)
What would work best in my case, hire an attorney or attend the court myself?
I did talk to some attorney in that area who said they will charge their fees + I don't need to attend the court + pay fine(non moving violation).
Also if I end up doing attorney , is it standard to send original citations to them? If so, then what safe measures should I take while mailing them the original citation (through USPS).
This is my first ever ticket in 4 years since when i started to drive in US. Other thing is my dash lights had stopped working that night although the needle was working. I was travelling to AR from IL.