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Dallas Ticket Lawyer - Let a Professional Handle Your Dallas Ticket
If you've ever received a Dallas traffic ticket, you may have wondered whether it was worth hiring a Dallas ticket lawyer to handle it for you. Many people sometimes try to fix problems without hiring someone who is skilled and experienced in a particular area. Sometimes the result is good, but more often than not, they make the problem worse and it ends up costing them more money than if they had just hired a professional to do it right the first time. Handling Dallas traffic tickets without the help of a Dallas ticket lawyer usually falls into that category. The worst part is that even if you "resolve" the case, you probably have no idea whether you did it right or not, or paid too much.
Hi, I’m lawyer Todd E. Tkach. Our law practice involves representing people throughout the Dallas and Fort Worth metroplex for personal injury and criminal defense cases, including traffic citations. Our goal is to save you money and protect your driving record. Simply paying your traffic ticket is the worst thing you can do. Not only are you entering a plea of guilty, resulting in a conviction, but you're probably paying close to the highest fine amount possible. "Convictions" are NOT good. They cause increases in your auto insurance rates, "surcharges" from the Department of Public Safety and a possible suspension of your driver's license.
Let a professional Dallas ticket lawyer take care of your traffic citations. Not only can we save your money, both in the short and long terms, but you don't even have to lift a finger to resolve your case. We'll take care of everything. When you hire us, we'll immediately post a bond if your case is in warrant and send a Notice of Representation to the court. If your case was not in warrant, the Notice we send stops it from going into warrant. We'll also enter a plea of not guilty and request that the court schedule a pretrial hearing, at which we negotiate with the prosecutor for a possible dismissal of your case. As Dallas ticket lawyers, we know the substantive and procedural laws necessary to achieve the best result for your case. Don’t try it alone! Call the Dallas 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, and ultimately resolve your traffic ticket case.
What could happen if I don’t hire a Dallas ticket lawyer?
Unfortunately, what you don’t know can hurt you! Hire a professional and get it done right the first time.
Warrants for your arrest without a Dallas ticket lawyer
Did you know that you only have a few days after you receive a traffic ticket to either pay it or set it for a hearing. If you don't do either a warrant for your arrest will be issued. That means that you are subject to arrest at any time and at any place. At this point, to resolve that traffic ticket with the court, you must either pay the maximum fine amount for the ticket or 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 a professional help you. Keep your cash and protect your driving record! For a nominal fee, hire lawyer Todd E. Tkach to post a Dallas ticket lawyer 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 or if you want a jury trial. Don’t wait. Call lawyer Todd E. Tkach now at 214-999-0595. Our team of Dallas ticket lawyers and staff have the experience, education and skills to aggressively represent you to make sure that your rights are protected.
Pay no fines or get fine reductions with a Dallas 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 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). With some charges, a single conviction is an automatic suspension of your driver's license. “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.
Pay no surcharges if you hire a Dallas 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.
Avoid increased insurance rates with a Dallas 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.
In most cases, you don't have to be in court with your Dallas ticket lawyer?
In most cases, it is not necessary for you to be present with your Dallas 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 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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