Kansas City Municipal Court


General Information:
Kansas City will amend speeding tickets to Defective Equipment. A Defective Equipment is a non-moving violation and will not be reported to the Department of Revenue.
Generally, Kansas City will not require the appearance of the Defendant on a speeding ticket. If you are under the age of 21, you will be required to take the “Alive at Twenty-Five” class.

A defective equipment in Kansas City costs between $200 and $400. My fee for a simple speeding ticket is $100. It goes up from there.

Speeding Ticket Procedure:
They will issue you a computerized ticket on the spot. It will give you a court date and a ticket number. A mailer will follow in the next week with instructions to pay.
If you choose to pay the speeding ticket, you will be assessed two points which is reflected on your driving record. This may affect your insurance rates.
If you plead not guilty, the Court will conduct a trial. If the police officer is not there, the Court will allow the Prosecutor one continuance to get the officer there. If he/she is not there for the second date, the Prosecutor will likely dismiss the ticket.

Update (1/2/9)
I recently posted a “Everything I Know About Fixing a Speeding Ticket in Kansas City Missouri Municipal Court” which has more information about speeding tickets in Kansas City Missouri.