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Dallas Traffic Ticket Lawyer
There are lots of good reasons to hire a Dallas traffic ticket lawyer, and not one good reason not to. Many people try to handle their own traffic tickets either because they think they can do it or because a good, well-intentioned friend told them how to do it. Unfortunately, without an experienced Dallas traffic ticket lawyer, handling your own case could become a disaster. Call attorney Todd E. Tkach to get the answers you need to determine if hiring an attorney is right for you.
In deciding whether to hire a Dallas traffic ticket lawyer, you should consider at least two things. First, if I try to do it myself and mess it up, what's at stake? Second, procedurally, where do I start and how do I do it?
First, what's at stake? Whether you hire a Dallas traffic ticket lawyer or not, there are many things potentially at stake. Did you timely take action before a warrant was issued. If you didn't, there's a warrant for your arrest and you could get arrested at any time. Now what do you do? Did you simply pay your ticket before a ticket was issued? If you did, the good news is that you won't get a warrant. The bad news is that by paying the ticket, you entered a plea of guilty, which means that you were convicted of the citation. That will likely increase your auto insurance rates for 3 years or more (assuming you get no additional citations). Additionally, you likely paid close to the high end of the range of fine amounts. Did you get "points" against your driving record? What does that mean? The Texas Department of Public Safety assesses "points" against your driver's license for convictions of most traffic citations. Too many points and your driver's license gets suspended. Only 1 conviction of some citations cause an automatic driver's license suspension. Perhaps it's time to pay a nominal fee to hire a Dallas traffic ticket lawyer.
Second, how do you handle your own traffic citation. Where do you start? Do you go to the court in person or send a letter? Will you have to go to court? If you do, what will happen? Will you have to make a payment that day?
We have the answers to these and probably all of the questions you may have. The Dallas traffic ticket lawyers 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. Our goal is to have your ticket dismissed! We’ll immediately send 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 clearly discuss with you the entire procedure we’ll take to pursue a dismissal of your traffic ticket case. If a dismissal can't be achieved, we'll negotiate a plea agreement in your favor, including keeping the citation off your driving record and reducing the fine amount. In most cases, you won't have to go to court. We take care of everything. Of course, if your presence in court is required, a Dallas traffic ticket lawyer with our office will be with you on the date of your court hearing to fight for a dismissal of the charges against you.
Call the Dallas traffic 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 ticket citation process, answer any questions you may have, and ultimately resolve your traffic ticket case.
With the Dallas traffic ticket lawyers of Todd E. Tkach, P.C. on your side, your worries are over.
What happens if I don’t hire a Dallas traffic ticket lawyer?
It's possible that you might end up with a good result. In other words, you might get lucky. Unfortunately, what you don’t know can hurt you!
Warrants for your arrest without a Dallas traffic 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 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 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 traffic 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 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 lawyer Todd E. Tkach represent you on your traffic tickets and protect your driver’s license.
Avoid paying surcharges with a Dallas traffic ticket lawyer
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 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 traffic 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 tickets 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 traffic ticket lawyer?
In most cases, it is not necessary for you to be present with your Dallas traffic 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.
Lawyer 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. Lawyer 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 Todd E. Tkach to make sure your rights are protected!