Please understand that if he simply pays the ticket, he is pleading guilty by default
. This is not recommended. In addition, he may not even have that option. This is a serious charge, at least, the intoxication
. An offender of this section may have to pay up to $1000 in fines and may face up to 1 year in jail. Mo. Rev. Stat. § 311.325.1 and § 577.001
Tobacco possession and and failure to signal are more minor matters.
Nevertheless, one may wish to retain counsel
who is then likely to negotiate a plea deal with the prosecutor some kind of deferment sentence
or plea deal that may not even involve a conviction for the intoxication, and the rest dropped. May I recommend the Missouri Bar referral program - here
. The attorneys are vetted and qualified. You should be able to find an attorney you are confident with and whom you can trust, and who is available ASAP.
However, this should not be approached without counsel, and simply paying a ticket (if that is even an option) may result in a conviction. This is not recommended.
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