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Dallas Speeding Ticket Lawyer - Three Important Things You Can Save
If you've ever gotten a Dallas speeding ticket, you may have wondered whether to hire a Dallas speeding ticket lawyer. Some do hire a lawyer, but unfortunately, many do not. Deciding whether to hire a Dallas speeding ticket lawyer is probably not the biggest decision of your life. However, it shouldn't be taken lightly. Hiring a lawyer could save you three things that are very important to all of us; time, effort and money.
I'm attorney, Todd E. Tkach. Our law practice includes representing individuals for personal injury and criminal defense, including traffic citations. As licensed Dallas speeding ticket lawyers, we know the Texas Transportation Code and the Texas Rules of Criminal Procedure, which contain hundreds of laws dealing specifically and solely with traffic citations. So, how can we save you time effort and money, you may ask? Well, since you asked, we'll tell you.
A Dallas speeding ticket lawyer can save you effort
If you try to handle a traffic ticket yourself, you first need to figure out how to do it, at least procedurally. It's going to take your effort to figure out what to do first, who to call, where to be, when to be there and what to do after you get there. If you hire us as your Dallas speeding ticket lawyer, you won't have to do any of that. We already know what to do, how to do it, and how to do it well.
A Dallas Speeding ticket lawyer can save you time
How much of your time will be involved? How much of your time is it going to take to figure out what to do and how to do it? Then, there's the time involved in actually trying to resolve your citation. Sure, it's quick to just pay the ticket. But, as discussed below, that's the worst thing you can do. Trying to get a favorable resolution of your traffic ticket will likely take you at least half a day of your time. If you hire Todd E. Tkach as your Dallas speeding ticket lawyer, you won't have to spend any time dealing with your traffic ticket case. We 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 pursue a dismissal of your traffic ticket case. Of course, a Dallas speeding ticket lawyer with our office will be at court on the date of your court hearing to fight for a dismissal of the charges against you. If your speeding or traffic ticket is not dismissed, we’ll aggressively negotiate for a favorable plea agreement with the prosecutor or take your case to trial. You can just sit back and let us do the work.
A Dallas speeding ticket lawyer can save you money
Now for the money. Yes, we saved the best for last. How can you save money by hiring a Dallas speeding ticket lawyer? The answer is a bit lengthy, but there are opportunities to reduce expenses from the beginning to the end of the process. At first, you have to respond to the traffic ticket by either paying it or setting it for a hearing. If you don't, you get a warrant for your arrest. That can be costly. You also have to be sure not to get a conviction of the charge. That can cause high fines, surcharges, points on your driving record and increased auto insurance rates. Call the Dallas speeding ticket lawyers 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, save you time, effort and money, and ultimately resolve your traffic ticket case.
Warrants for your arrest without a Dallas speeding ticket 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 Dallas speeding ticket 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 Dallas speeding ticket 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 Dallas speeding ticket 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 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 Dallas speeding ticket lawyer
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 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 Dallas speeding ticket 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 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 Dallas speeding ticket lawyer?
In most cases, it is not necessary for you to be present with your Dallas speeding ticket 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.
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 Dallas speeding ticket 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. 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 lawyer Todd E. Tkach to make sure your rights are protected!
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