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Don't try to handle your Dallas ticket on your own, without a Dallas traffic ticket attorney. Many people handle their own tickets with the idea that think they know what they are doing, or based on the advice of a well meaning friend. Yes, they handled the case, but at what cost? Unfortunately, they don't even know if they got a good deal, and in most cases, they didn't. As qualified and experienced Dallas traffic ticket attorneys, we know the volumes of procedural and substantive laws that deal specifically and solely with traffic citations.
Hire a Dallas traffic ticket attorney? There are lots of reasons to do so. Hi, I’m attorney Todd E. Tkach. The Dallas traffic ticket attorneys at the Law Office of Todd E. Tkach, P.C. represent people who have received traffic ticket citations, in any jurisdiction throughout the Dallas and Fort Worth metroplex. Many times, people have called out office to help get them out of the problems they caused themselves by entering a plea on a traffic ticket based on the apparent cheapest result. Taking the path that seems the least expensive can be a disaster. Depending on the charged violation, pleading guilty and paying the fine could cost several hundred or even thousands of dollars in increased insurance rates and Texas Department of Public Safety "surcharges." Our goal is to have your ticket dismissed! Although that goal can't always be achieved, we know the best option to keep the citation off of your driving record and cost you the least amount of money in the long run. Don’t try to handle it alone! Call the Dallas traffic 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 ticket citation process, answer any questions you may have, and ultimately resolve your traffic ticket case.
With the Dallas traffic ticket attorneys of Todd E. Tkach, P.C. on your side, your worries are over. 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. The best part is that, in most cases, you don't have to go to court. We'll take care of everything. We’ll promptly notify you of your court date and clearly discuss with you the entire procedure we’ll take to pursue a dismissal or a favorable negotiated plea agreement of your traffic ticket case . Of course, a traffic ticket attorney with our office will be with you 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.
What if I proceed without hiring a Dallas traffic ticket attorney?
What you don’t know can hurt you!
Warrants for your arrest without a Dallas traffic ticket attorney
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 attorney Todd E. Tkach to post a traffic ticket 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 traffic 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 traffic 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 traffic 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 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 attorney Todd E. Tkach represent you on your traffic tickets and protect your driver’s license.
Avoid paying surcharges with a Dallas traffic ticket attorney
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 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.
Stop insurance rate increases with a Dallas traffic 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 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 attorney Todd E. Tkach now to protect your driving record.
Do I have to be in court with my Dallas traffic ticket attorney?
In most cases, it is not necessary for you to be present with your Dallas traffic 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 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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