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So you got a Dallas speeding ticket. Now what?
Simple! Call the Law Office of Todd E. Tkach now to talk with one of our courteous staff members, who can explain the Dallas speeding ticket process, answer any questions you may have, and ultimately resolve your Dallas speeding ticket case. Our goal is to keep the ticket from affecting your driving record, whether by obtaining a complete dismissal of the charge or negotiating a plea agreement to keep the ticket off your record and reduce the fine amount.
If the police gave you a Dallas speeding ticket, you must take action quickly. You only have a few days to either pay your Dallas speeding ticket or request a court date. If you do neither, a warrant for your arrest will be issued. Don't try to do this by yourself. Let us take care of your Dallas speeding ticket. If you retain Todd E. Tkach, P.C., we'll immediately file a Notice of Representation with the Court entering a plea of not guilty and demanding a pretrial hearing. That filing also stops your case from going into a warrant status. Even if a warrant has been issued for your arrest, we can help. We’ll post an attorney bond to lift (remove) the warrant and then get your case set for a hearing. You don’t even have to go to court, unless you want to. When it comes time for your case to be heard, we'll fight for a dismissal of your case. If an outright dismissal can't be achieved, we'll aggressively negotiate with the prosecutor to keep the citation off of your driving record so that it can't affect your insurance rates. We'll also fight for a significant reduction of the fine amount. When the case is completed, we’ll promptly notify you of the result. Our team of attorneys and staff have the experience and skills to aggressively represent you to make sure that your rights are protected.
Don’t wait. Call Todd E. Tkach now at 214-999-0595.
It's important to fight your Dallas speeding ticket
Why is it important to fight your Dallas speeding ticket? Simply paying your fine for a ticket means that you agree that you are “guilty” of the charge. Being convicted of, or found guilty of a ticket can have serious consequences. There are at least four (4) major reasons to fight a Dallas speeding ticket.
First, fight your Dallas speeding ticket to avoid paying a fine
If you are guilty, you must pay a monetary fine. Depending on the violation involved, the fine could be several hundred dollars. Hiring Todd E. Tkach to fight your Dallas speeding ticket could result in a dismissal of the charges. In that event, you don’t have to pay any fine!!
Second, fight your Dallas speeding ticket to avoid “points” on your driving record
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 violations. The number of “Points” charged varies depending on the type of violation 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. Accumulating twenty-one (21) points in any three (3) year period will result in a suspension of your driver’s license. If that happens, you cannot legally drive an automobile in Texas. Let attorney Todd E. Tkach represent you on your Dallas speeding tickets and protect your driver’s license.
Third, fight your Dallas speeding ticket to avoid paying surcharges
Convictions of certain Dallas speeding tickets 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 violations. Call Todd E. Tkach now! We’ll fight for a dismissal of these Dallas speeding 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.
Fourth, fight your Dallas speeding ticket to stop insurance rate increases
Convictions of Dallas speeding 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 violations 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 attorney Todd E. Tkach now to protect your driving record.
Speeding tickets are Class C misdemeanors
All Dallas speeding tickets, code violations and other municipal citations are “Class C” misdemeanors, according to the laws of the State of Texas. At the Law Office of Todd E. Tkach, we handle all types of Class “C” misdemeanors, as well as all other criminal 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. 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 Todd E. Tkach to make sure your rights are protected.
Do I have to be in Court on the day of my Dallas speeding ticket hearing?
In most cases, it is not necessary for you to be present on the day of your Dallas speeding 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! Attorney Todd E. Tkach can make the court appearance for you. Even if you’re not there, attorney Todd E. Tkach will fight to have your case dismissed outright! If we can’t get an outright dismissal, we’ll aggressively negotiate to get the ticket dismissed within a few months in the future to keep the citation off your driving record.
Not all municipal courts are the same
Each city, municipality and Justice of the Peace Court throughout the Dallas / Fort Worth metroplex has its’ own unique procedures and fine amounts for speeding tickets. Each court has its’ own procedures and guidelines. Knowing each court’s procedures and guidelines is crucial to achieving a favorable outcome. Regardless of the city or town that gave you a speeding ticket, the attorneys at Todd E. Tkach, P.C. know the procedures, the substantive law, the prosecutors and the judges so that we can effectively evaluate your particular case to fight for a dismissal of the charges. Call us now at 214-999-0595 to receive your free consultation.
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