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Did you just get a speeding or traffic ticket? Now what? Hire a Dallas speeding ticket attorney? You could always just pay the ticket. Although that option prevents a warrant from being issued, it's probably the second worst thing you can do for your traffic ticket case (the first being "doing nothing," which results in a warrant for your arrest). One of the best things you can do is hire attorney Todd E. Tkach. We know how to avoid the traps and pitfalls that can cause you a lot of problems.
There are two main concerns you should think about in determining whether to hire a Dallas speeding ticket attorney: i) money; and ii) protecting your driving record. How much "money" a traffic ticket will cost is not always obvious. Yes, it will cost a nominal fee to hire Todd E .Tkach as your Dallas speeding ticket attorney. But, the expertise you get for that nominal fee could save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars in the future.
Simply paying your fine is not a good option. By doing so, you are pleading guilty to the charge, which results in a conviction. "Convictions" will stay on your driving record for 3 years with the Texas Department of Public Safety, which assesses "points" and "surcharges" for each conviction. Too many points, and you have to pay surcharges and risk your driver's license getting suspended. Your auto insurance rates will also increase, which means you pay more money every month for auto insurance. And, the auto insurance companies are not bound by the 3 year rule of the Texas Department of Public Safety. The money can add up very quickly! Additionally, by simply paying your fine, you probably paid way too much. As experienced Dallas speeding ticket attorneys, our goal is go have your citation completely dismissed. Which means no fine and no affect on your driving record. If we can't get an outright dismissal. we'll negotiate with the prosecutor, using the facts of your case, the Texas Transportation Code and the Texas Rules of Criminal Procedure to secure the best possible resolution of your case. That includes keeping the ticket off of your driving record and lowering the fine as much as possible.
We are Dallas speeding ticket attorneys, and at the Law Office of Todd E. Tkach, P.C. we represent people who have received traffic citations, in any jurisdiction throughout the Dallas and Fort Worth metroplex. If you hire us, we'll take care of everything. We’ll immediately sent a notice of representation to the court, enter a plea of not guilty on your behalf and set your traffic ticket or speeding ticket case for a court hearing. We’ll then promptly notify you of your court date and clearly discuss with you the entire procedure we’ll take to resolve your traffic ticket case with the best possible outcome. In most cases, you don't even need to go to court, unless you want to have a jury trial. We'll take care of everything from start to finish and will promptly notify of the results of your case. Call the Dallas speeding ticket attorneys with the Law Office of Todd E. Tkach now to talk with one of our courteous staff members, who can explain the traffic citation process, answer any questions you may have, and ultimately resolve your traffic ticket case.
What are the stakes if I don’t hire a Dallas speeding ticket attorney?
What you don’t know can hurt you!
A Dallas speeding ticket attorney can prevent Warrants for your arrest
After you receive a Dallas traffic ticket, you only have a few days to either pay the ticket or set it for a court hearing. If you don't 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 things: 1) pay the maximum fine amount for the ticket; 2) post a cash bond in an amount equal to the maximum fine amount plus court costs; or 3) hire Todd E. Tkach to post an attorney bond and lift the warrant. 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. Additionally, 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 attorney 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 attorney Todd E. Tkach now at 214-999-0595. Our team of Dallas speeding ticket 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 a Dallas speeding ticket 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 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 a Dallas speeding ticket 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 attorney Todd E. Tkach represent you on your traffic tickets and protect your driver’s license.
Avoid surcharges with a Dallas speeding ticket 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 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.
Avoid insurance rate increases with a Dallas speeding ticket 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. Once the auto insurance companies know about convictions on your driving record, they don't forget, even when they drop off your driving record after 3 years. 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.
With a Dallas speeding ticket attorney, you don't have to be in court?
In most cases, it is not necessary for you to be present with your Dallas speeding ticket 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! 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 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 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 attorney Todd E. Tkach to make sure your rights are protected!
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