Local Traffic Tickets
Cleburne Traffic Lawyer
A Cleburne traffic ticket is a big inconvenience and can be a big problem, but, with a Cleburne traffic lawyer, it doesn't have to be. The problem is that it won't just go away. You have to take action soon, or a warrant for your arrest will be issued. Your problems will be solved if you hire a Cleburne traffic lawyer. If you don't, you better do something pretty quickly. You only have 21 days to either request a pretrial hearing or simply pay the ticket. If you take no action, the Court will issue a warrant for your arrest.
Obviously, doing nothing is not a good option. The other option: paying the ticket, is also not recommended. There are long-term financial consequences for taking the wrong action. An experienced and qualified Cleburne traffic lawyer can and will avoid the financial pitfalls that many people may not be aware of. Simply paying your Cleburne traffic ticket takes care of the immediate problem, but really is not a responsible thing to do. By paying a Cleburne traffic ticket, you are entering a plea of guilty and are likely paying a fine that is much higher than if you had fought the ticket. Additionally, it results in a conviction, which becomes a permanent part of your driving record. A Cleburne traffic lawyer will not allow that to happen. Otherwise your auto insurance rates will increase, which will cost you hundreds of dollars. Protect your insurance rates; hire a Cleburne traffic lawyer!
There are many other problems with simply paying a Cleburne traffic ticket and thereby taking a conviction. The Texas Department of Public Safety could assess "points" on your driving record. If you get too many points, they can suspend your driver's license. Time to hire a Cleburne traffic lawyer? Well, the fun of convictions hasn't ended. Those convictions and points can cause the Texas Department of Public Safety to collect "surcharges" from you. That's right! Additional assessments from you, in addition to the fine you already paid. There are many undesirable consequences of not having a Cleburne traffic lawyer and trying to handle your Cleburne traffic ticket yourself.
You could try to fight your Cleburne traffic ticket on your own. But, you have to think about how much time that will take. Not only just pursuing the effort, but trying to figure out what to do and how to do it. You can save yourself a lot of time and effort by simply hiring a Cleburne traffic lawyer for a one time low fee. If not, you’ll have to go to the court to request a pretrial hearing, enter a plea and eventually meet with a prosecutor and/or the judge. Do you know what to do or say? If your plan is to simply say that you didn't do it, please believe me that it won't work. The prosecutors don’t want to hear baseless denials or excuses. They’ve heard them all! Excuses and stories won't solve your problem of a Cleburne traffic ticket. You need an experienced Cleburne traffic lawyer.
I'm attorney, Todd E. Tkach. At the Law Office of Todd E. Tkach, P.C. we represent people who have received traffic citations in Cleburne and any other court throughout North Texas. If you have a commercial driver’s license, we appear in almost every court in the state. Our first priority is to pursue a complete dismissal of the charge. As licensed Cleburne traffic lawyers, we know the Texas Transportation Code and the Texas Rules of Criminal Procedure. More importantly, we know how to apply those rules and laws to the specific facts of your Cleburne traffic ticket case. Dont' risk the financial consequences of making a novice decision. Call the Cleburne traffic lawyers with the Law Office of Todd E. Tkach, P.C. We'll immediately file a plea of not guilty on your behalf and go to court to fight for a dismissal of the charge against you. If we can't get a complete dismissal, we'll protect your driving record and avoid the expensive pitfalls by not accepting a conviction of the charge. Call us now so that we can fully explain the Cleburne traffic ticket process and answer any and all questions you may have.
What Happens If I Don’t Hire a Cleburne Traffic Lawyer?
What you don’t know can hurt you!
Warrants for Your Arrest Without a Cleburne Traffic Lawyer
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 lawyer Todd E. Tkach to post an 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 lawyer Todd E. Tkach now at 214-999-0595. Our team of Cleburne traffic lawyers 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 a Cleburne Traffic Lawyer
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 lawyer 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 a Cleburne Traffic Lawyer
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 ticket 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 lawyer Todd E. Tkach represent you on your traffic tickets and protect your driver’s license.
Avoid Paying Surcharges With a Cleburne Traffic Lawyer
Convictions of certain traffic ticket 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 lawyer 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 a Cleburne Traffic Lawyer
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 ticket 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 lawyer Todd E. Tkach now to protect your driving record.
Do I Have to Be in Court With My Cleburne Traffic Lawyer?
In most cases, it is not necessary for you to be present with your Cleburne traffic lawyer 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! lawyer Todd E. Tkach can make the court appearance for you. Even if you’re not there, lawyer 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.
Lawyer 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 lawyers 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. Lawyer 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 lawyer Todd E. Tkach to make sure your rights are protected!