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You just got an Allen traffic ticket. Now what? What are you going to do? Most people don't even think about hiring an Allen traffic attorney, but you should not only think about it, but do it! Some people think it's just too expensive to hire an Allen traffic attorney. However, In most cases, it's cheaper in the long run to hire an Allen traffic attorney.
I'm attorney, Todd E. Tkach. At the Law Office of Todd E. Tkach, P.C., we represent people who have received traffic tickets in almost any jurisdiction in Texas, including Allen. We have the experience, education and skill to achieve the best possible outcome for you. As your Allen traffic attorney, we always first try to get your citation completely dismissed. If that's not possible, we'll negotiate with the prosecutor and enter a plea that will protect your driving record and reduce your fine amount.
With many different areas of law, attorneys charge high fees and retainers for representation. But, to be your Allen traffic attorney, we'll handle your case from beginning to end for a low, one time flat fee, no matter how much time it takes us to complete the case. We'll immediately file a plea of not guilty and request that the court schedule your case for a pretrial hearing. At the hearing, we'll meet with the prosecutor to seek a dismissal of the charge against you. When the case is over, we'll promptly notify you of the result of the hearing by mail, email or through our state of the art web portal. You don't ever have to go to court. As your Allen traffic attorney, we do that for you.
Some people think that they can take care of their own citation and don't need an Allen traffic attorney. While it's true that anyone can represent themselves in court, it's not always a wise decision to do so. On first impression, it may seem easy. You could do nothing, or just pay the ticket. But both of those are bad decisions. If you do nothing, a warrant for your arrest will be issued. If that occurs, you must either pay the ticket or post a cash bond. If you don't, your warrant remains active. Then, you have to schedule your case for a hearing. Simply paying the ticket results in a conviction of the charge. That conviction remains on your permanent driving record forever, and has long term financial consequences, including higher car insurance rates, "points" on your driving record, "surcharges" from the Texas Department of Public Safety ("DPS"), and a possible driver's license suspension.There are many other options, which have their roots in the Texas Transportation Code and the Texas Rules of Criminal Procedure. As Allen traffic attorneys, we know those very relevant laws and how to apply them to the facts of your case. As skilled Allen traffic attorneys, we'll navigate through the minefield and avoid those unknown potential problems. This saves you a lot of money. Don't handle your case on your own. Call the Allen traffic attorneys with the Law Office of Todd E. Tkach. Our attorneys and paralegals remain available to talk to you about your case and answer any questions that you may have.
What happens if I don’t hire an Allen traffic attorney?
What you don’t know can hurt you!
Warrants for your arrest without an Allen traffic attorney
After you receive a traffic ticket, you only have a few days to either pay the ticket or set it for a court hearing. If you fail to do either, a warrant for your arrest will be issued. In that event, you cannot resolve that traffic ticket with the court unless and until you do one of the following two things: 1) pay the maximum fine amount for the ticket; or 2) post a cash bond in an amount equal to the maximum fine amount plus court costs! Neither of those options is advisable. If you simply pay the ticket, not only are you paying the highest fine possible for that particular ticket, but you are convicted of the charge, which means it will go on your driving record. Posting a cash bond can also be problematic. The amount of the cash bond will be equal to the maximum possible fine for that ticket, plus an additional amount for court costs. The cash necessary for that bond will be several hundred dollars. The Court holds your cash until you resolve your traffic ticket, which could take several months.
Let me suggest an alternative. Keep your cash and protect your driving record! For a nominal fee, hire Allen traffic attorney Todd E. Tkach to post an Allen traffic attorney bond, lift the warrant and go to court to fight for a dismissal of the traffic ticket. You don’t even have to go to court, unless you want to. Don’t wait. Call Allen traffic attorney Todd E. Tkach now at 214-999-0595. Our team of Allen traffic attorneys and staff have the experience, knowledge and skills to aggressively represent you to make sure that your rights are protected.
Avoid paying fines or get fine reductions with an Allen traffic attorney
Simply paying your fine for a traffic ticket means that you agree that you are “guilty” of the charge. If you are guilty, you must pay a monetary fine. Depending on the traffic ticket involved, the fine could be several hundred dollars. Hiring Allen traffic attorney Todd E. Tkach to fight your traffic ticket could result in a dismissal of the charges. In that event, you don’t have to pay any fine!! Even if we can’t get the charge completely dismissed, we’ll aggressive negotiate with the prosecutor to reduce the fine amount and keep the charge off your record.
Avoid “points” on your driving record with an Allen traffic attorney
The State of Texas has a “Point System” that affects your right to hold and maintain a Texas driver’s license. You are charged “Points” against your driving record if you are convicted of certain traffic tickets. The number of “Points” charged varies depending on the type of traffic ticket you are given, but ranges from one (1) to six (6) points. A Texas driver gets 2 points for most traffic violation convictions (3 points if a crash is involved). “Points” remain on a driver’s record for 3 years. Accumulating points on your driving record can result in huge “surcharges” assessed by the Texas Department of Public Safety and a possible driver’s license suspension. If that happens, you cannot legally drive an automobile in Texas. Let Allen traffic attorney Todd E. Tkach represent you on your traffic tickets and protect your driver’s license.
Avoid paying surcharges with an Allen traffic attorney
Convictions of certain traffic citations can cost you “surcharges” imposed by the Texas Department of Public Safety. A yearly $100 surcharge is assessed for 6 Points on your driving record; with another $25 surcharge for each additional point. The surcharge continues to be assessed as long as the Points total 6 or more. Additionally, convictions for “no insurance” and “driving while license invalid” mandate a $750.00 surcharge each! Don’t risk being convicted of these traffic tickets. Call Allen traffic attorney Todd E. Tkach now! We’ll fight for a dismissal of these traffic tickets and the surcharges that accompany them. If we can’t obtain an outright dismissal, we’ll fight to get a dismissal through plea negotiations and keep the charges off your driving record.
Stop insurance rate increases with an Allen traffic attorney
Convictions of traffic tickets can raise your automobile insurance rates. Many automobile insurance companies check your driving record before agreeing to insure you or renew your automobile insurance. Having “convictions” for traffic or speeding tickets on your driving record can cost you a lot of money. Your automobile insurance company may increase your insurance rates when you apply for new insurance or for a renewal of your existing insurance. Avoid paying increased insurance rates! Call Allen traffic attorney Todd E. Tkach now to protect your driving record.
Do I have to be in court with my Allen traffic attorney?
In most cases, it is not necessary for you to be present with your Allen traffic attorney on the day of your traffic ticket hearing. Although it can help us get a dismissal and/or to negotiate a more favorable plea agreement, your presence is usually not necessary. If you can’t be in court on the day of your hearing either because of prior commitments, work, being out of the state, or you just don’t want to take the time, no problem! Allen traffic attorney Todd E. Tkach can make the court appearance for you. Even if you’re not there, Allen traffic attorney Todd E. Tkach will fight to have your traffic ticket dismissed outright! If we can’t get an outright dismissal, we’ll aggressively negotiate to get the traffic ticket dismissed within a few months in the future to keep the citation off your driving record.
Attorney representation for all Class C misdemeanors
All traffic tickets, speeding tickets,code violations and other municipal tickets are “Class C” misdemeanors, according to the laws of the State of Texas. The Allen traffic attorneys with Todd E. Tkach, P.C. handle all types of Class “C” misdemeanors, as well as all other Penal Code violations. All Class C misdemeanors in the State of Texas are adjudicated in Municipal Courts and Justice of the Peace Courts. Although these are the lowest level of criminal courts in the State, some Class C misdemeanors can have significant and long-term effects. Attorney representation can become very important. For example, multiple convictions for disorderly conduct can be enhanced to Class B or Class A misdemeanors, which carry jail time in their range of punishment. A conviction for a charge of Class C assault/family violence can be enhanced and can prohibit you from owning or possessing a firearm. Don’t “go-it-alone.” The long-term effects can be devastating. Call Allen traffic attorney Todd E. Tkach to make sure your rights are protected!