Careless and Imprudent Driving in Missouri
Careless and imprudent driving is a common charge in Missouri. This charge is sometimes referred to as a "C&I" ticket. It is a four (4) point violation if it is charged by the officer on the scene as a violation of Missouri state law and a two (2) point ticket if charged under municipal law.
These tickets should be taken seriously because they are considered to be a more serious violation than an ordinary speeding ticket. In my practice, I often see these tickets issued to younger drivers for lane weaving, driving at a high rate of speed or for drag racing at a stop light. They are often given by an officer who witnesses a driver squeal his tires or run a stop light or stop sign at a high rate of speed.
Additionally, drivers should understand that a careless and imprudent driving ticket can be given in conjunction with another ticket. Let's say that a driver speeds through a stop sign at a high rate of speed. The driver can and probably will be given a ticket for careless and imprudent driving plus a ticket for speeding, which carries either three (3) points for a state law violation or two (2) for a municipal law violation.
Careless and Imprudent Driving tickets are often given to a driver when there is an accident that occurs. Often the officer will cite the driver for Careless and Imprudent Driving for doing something to cause or not avoid an accident.
Traffic Ticket Center can and often do get these tickets amended to non-moving violations, saving clients increased insurance premiums and points on their license.
If you've received a careless and imprudent driving ticket, call us today so we can help.