Mission Municipal Court Address:
6090 Woodson Road (Southern portion of the building)
Mission, KS 66202
Police officers in Mission, Kansas write thousands of speeding, red light, stop sign, lane violation, following too closely, illegal turn, and other traffic tickets each year. Mission traffic patrol officers can often be found writing tickets on I-35, Shawnee Mission Parkway, and residential streets where the officers utilize radar and laser (LIDAR) guns to catch speeders and issue other traffic tickets. Lately, this law firm has also received a lot of calls regarding Mission traffic officers watching intersections to see if drivers proceed on yellow or red lights.
Mission, KS speeding, red light, stop sign, and other tickets can have serious negative effects on your driver's license and can cause your auto insurance rates to rise hundreds or thousands of dollars per year. This law firm can usually help you prevent this by amending your Mission citation to a non-moving, no points violation.
Click on a page to the right to learn more about how an experienced Mission traffic attorney can help with your specific Mission, KS case or call us at (913)764-5010 to speak to a ticket lawyer about your Mission citation/violation today.
A moving violation from Mission, Kansas, or elsewhere in Johnson County can have a serious negative effect on your driver's license and auto insurance rates, even if you have a perfect driving record. The Kansas Insurance Commissioner states that insurance companies in Kansas are required to give "good driver" discounts, which can be lost with even one moving violation on your record.
Premium increases can last for years and be anywhere from 5% to double! Drivers with multiple tickets on their record will often see the highest increases as insurance companies consider them higher risks than otehr drivers. In nearly every case it is worth it to hire a Mission traffic lawyer to attempt to keep the ticket off of your record.
If you or someone you know has been issued a speeding or traffic citation from a Mission Kansas police officer, my law firm can help minimize the negative effects. My law firm's Mission traffic lawyer may be able to amend or "fix" the Mission speeding/traffic citation by negotiating with Mission municipal prosecutors to turn the ticket into a parking ticket or by securing a diversion, depending on the circumstances of the ticket.
Red light violations usually come in one of two types, either the traditional "running" of a red light, or when drivers "turn right on red" without coming to a complete stop. These tickets can have a huge effect on auto insurance rates because vehicle collisions involving cars running red lights often lead to serious injuries or fatalities.
A good Mission traffic attorney can amend many red light tickets issue by Mission, Kansas police officers, even if you were involved in a traffic accident. These amendments are usually to non-moving violations such as "illegal parking," which will not negatively affect your driving history or auto insurance rates.
Driving while suspended is a misdemeanor offense which can lead to jail time, serious fines, and longer driver's license suspensions. The penalties increase with subsequent convicitons, so it is crucial to hire an attorney to handle every driving while suspended (DWS) case in Johnson County or elsewhere in Kansas.
My firm's traffic attorney can help with Mission driving while suspended/revoked cases in a number of ways. First, I may be able to secure a diversion, dismissal, or amendment to the suspended license charge. I may also be able to help you avoid jail time by arranging a good plea agreement.
My ability to help you depends on your driving record and the circumstances of each case, so you will need to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
If you have been issued a stop sign violation in Mission, KS, my firm's traffic attorney may be able to negotiate with Mission prosecutors to keep the stop sign ticket off of your driving record.
My office's Mission traffic attorney will meet with the prosecutor and negotiate a resolution to a non-moving violation which won't add points to your license or cause your car insurance rates to go up.
Following too closely is often a judgment call by the Mission police officer issuing the ticket. This charge seems especially unfair during high traffic times when the driver cannot leave a "safe" following distance because of the flow of traffic.
My firm's lawyer can amend Mission following too closely tickets to non-moving violations which will ensure that your driving record stays clean and your insurance rates do not go up because of the ticket.
Failure to yield tickets are often written as a result of traffic accidents, however Mission Police officers sometimes confuse these tickets with "failure to yield to an emergency vehicle," which is a completely different violation that is written when a person does not move over for a police officer, EMT, fire truck, or other vehicle with red and blue lights activated.
I can negotiate with Mission Municipal Prosecutors to amend either failure to yield or "failure to yield to an emergency vehicle" charge, however the emergency vehicle charge is more expensive than the normal failure to yield ticket.
Call us at (913)764-5010 to learn how we can help you and what the expected cost to amend your ticket will be.
Lane violation ("illegal lane change")tickets in Mission can be due to a number of reasons. These tickets may be issued because a driver weaves out of their lane, drives on a lane line (fog line or dotted line), or turns outside of the inside lane.
These tickets are moving violations, as such, my Mission traffic attorney recommends that you have these tickets amended so they do not appear on your driving record and do not cause your insurance rates to rise because of the traffic citation.
Turn violations can be issued for either an improper turn, such as turning into an outside lane, or for failing to properly use a turn signal. I can usually ensure that these do not end up as a moving violation, preventing points from being assessed to your license or auto insurance premium increases.
If you were issued a traffic ticket due to an auto accident in Mission, Kansas, a traffic attorney may be able to help keep it off of your record. Factors include the nature of the crash, whether anyone was killed or suffered personal injuries in the Mission automobile crash, and whether alcohol was involved.
The process for "fixing" Johnson County accident-related traffic tickets is complicated and varies greatly in each case, so call my law office at (913)764-5010 to speak to a traffic attorney about your Mission, Kansas auto accident. My office's Mission traffic lawyer has successfully amended dozens of Mission traffic tickets involving auto accidents, with or without injuries or hospitalization.
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In accordance with Chapter 310, speed limits so declared shall be effective when appropriate signs giving notice thereof are erected upon such streets and/or parts of streets.
Street Speed Limit
From Metcalf (U.S. Highway 69) to Roe Boulevard 30 mph
From Johnson Drive to U.S. Highway 56 30 mph
From U.S. Highway 56 to 67th Street 35 mph
From North City limits to 51st Street 35 mph
From 51st Street to 67th Street 30 mph
From Lamar Avenue to 56th Street 35 mph
Roe Avenue: 35 mph
Exception: 61st Street to 63rd Street during school hours
(7:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., Monday through Friday) 20 mph
From Metcalf to Lamar 30 mph
From Lamar to Roeland Drive 25 mph
From Martway Street to I-35 55 mph
From Shawnee Mission Parkway to Martway Street 45 mph
From Johnson Drive to Shawnee Mission Parkway 25 mph
Shawnee Mission Parkway:
From east City limits to west City limits 45 mph
From east City limits to west City limits 60 mph
From Hodges to Nall 30 mph
School Zones (When school is in session--thirty minutes prior to and
after closing commences or dismissal--7:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., Monday
52nd Street, Horton to Woodson 20 mph
Woodson, 55th Street to 56th Street 20 mph
55th Street, Dearborn to Woodson 20 mph
56th Street, Dearborn to Woodson 20 mph
Roe Avenue, 61st Street to 63rd Street 20 mph
51st Street, Dearborn to Outlook Street 20 mph
53rd Street, Lamar Avenue to Outlook Street 20 mph
Lamar Avenue, 53rd Street to 50th Street 20 mph
(Ord. No. 919 §1, 9-13-95; Code 1997; CC 2000 §14-104; Ord. No. 1014 §14-104(k), 6-27-01; Ord. No. 1103, 12-10-03)
A. Determination has been made based upon an engineering and traffic investigation that the speed limits permitted by State law and by Section 33 of the "Standard Traffic Ordinance for Kansas Cities" as incorporated in Section 300.010 are greater or less than is reasonable or safe under the conditions found to exist upon the following streets designated in Schedule I. The speed limits established in Schedule I have been determined upon the basis of the investigation as being reasonable and safe speed limits thereon. Speed limits so declared shall be effective when appropriate signs giving notice thereof are erected upon such streets and/or parts of streets.
B. All residential streets not otherwise designated in Schedule I shall have a speed limit of twenty-five (25) miles per hour.
C. All streets not otherwise designated in Section 310.010(A) and Section 310.010(B) above shall have speed limits as permitted by State law and by Section 33 of the Standard Traffic Ordinance for Kansas Cities as incorporated in Section 300.010. (Ord. No. 919 §1, 9-13-95; Code 1997; CC 2000 §14-104; Ord. No. 1014 §14-104, 6-27-01; Ord. No. 1103 §2, 12-10-03)
No person shall operate or halt any vehicle in such a manner as to indicate a careless or heedless disregard for the right or safety of others or in such a manner as to endanger any person or property. (Ord. No. 919 §1, 9-13-95; CC 2000 §14-105)
A. It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a motor vehicle within this City when such person's ability to operate a motor vehicle safely has been impaired by the use of alcoholic liquor or cereal malt beverage as defined in Section 600.010 of this Code.
B. It shall be prima facie evidence that ability is impaired when a breath sample or blood alcohol test reveals a blood alcohol content of at least five-hundredths of one percent (.05%) but less than eight-hundredths of one percent (.08%). (Ord. No. 589, 5-14-80; Ord. 865 §1, 6-23-93; CC 2000 §14-206)
SECTION 300.010: INCORPORATING STANDARD TRAFFIC ORDINANCE
There is hereby incorporated by reference for the purpose of regulating traffic within the corporate limits of the City of Mission, Kansas, that a certain "Standard Traffic Ordinance for Kansas Cities", Edition of 2010, prepared and published in book form by the League of Kansas Municipalities, Topeka, Kansas, save and except such Articles, Sections, parts or portions as are hereby omitted, deleted, modified or changed. No fewer than three (3) copies of the Standard Traffic Ordinance shall be marked or stamped "Official Copy as Incorporated by the Code of the City of Mission" with all Sections or portions thereof intended to be omitted or changed clearly marked to show any such omissions or change and to which shall be attached a copy of this Chapter and filed with the City Clerk to be open to inspection and available to the public at all reasonable hours. The Police Department, Municipal Court Clerk and all administrative departments of the City charged with enforcement of the ordinance shall be supplied at the cost of the City such number of official copies of such Standard Traffic Ordinance similarly marked as may be deemed expedient. (Code 1999; CC 2000 §14-101; Ord. No. 1014 §14-101, 6-27-01; Ord. No. 1103 §1, 12-10-03; Ord. No. 1147 §1, 2-9-05; Ord. No. 1212 §1, 10-11-06; Ord. No. 1244 §1, 9-19-07; Ord. No. 1279 §1, 10-15-08; Ord. No. 1302 §1, 9-16-09; Ord. No. 1328 §1, 8-18-10)
SECTION 300.020: TRAFFIC INFRACTIONS AND TRAFFIC OFFENSES
A. An ordinance traffic infraction is a violation of any Section of this Chapter that prescribes or requires the same behavior as that prescribed or required by a statutory provision that is classified as a traffic infraction in K.S.A. 8-2118.
B. All traffic violations which are included within this Chapter and which are not ordinance traffic infractions, as defined in Subsection (A) of this Section, shall be considered traffic offenses. (Ord. No. 919 §1, 9-13-95; CC 2000 §14-102)
SECTION 300.030: PENALTY FOR SCHEDULED FINES
The fine for violation of an ordinance traffic infraction or any other traffic offense for which the Municipal Judge establishes a fine in a fine schedule shall not be less than ten dollars ($10.00) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500.00). A person tried and convicted for violation of an ordinance infraction or other traffic offense for which a fine has been established in a schedule of fines shall pay a fine fixed by the court not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500.00). (Ord. No. 919 §1, 9-13-95; CC 2000 §14-106)
SECTION 300.035: SCHOOL ZONE FINES
Section 204(b) in the Uniform Standard Traffic Ordinance adopted by the City is hereby deleted. The fine schedule adopted by the court already includes an enhanced fine in school zones. (Ord. No. 1330 §1, 8-18-10)
If you or someone you know has been charged with driving under the influence (DUI/DWI) in Mission, KS, quick intervention by a Mission DUI attorney is necessary to protect your rights! In most cases, you only have 14 days from the date of your Mission DUI arrest to request an administrative hearing or your license will be suspended for a period from 30 days to 1 year or even longer
Additionally, every Mission DUI/DWI conviction will include a jail sentence, with a maximum of 6 months for first time offenses and 1 year for subsequent convictions.
Call us today at (913)764-5010 to speak to an experienced Mission DUI defense attorney today. You may also email us at email@example.com
Driving while suspended charges in Mission are not simple traffic infractions, but are misdemeanors that can lead to jail time, enormous fines, and additional lengths of suspension.
We recommend hiring an attorney for every Mission driving while suspended charge.
Mission Municipal Court Address:
6090 Woodson Road (Southern portion of the building)
Mission, KS 66202