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Dallas Traffic Violation Lawyer - We Can Save You Money
It's a great idea to hire a Dallas traffic violation lawyer if you've received a traffic ticket. Why, you may ask? To save money! Yes, I know it sounds odd that you could save money by hiring a lawyer. But, that's because, what you don't know can cost you money. I’m lawyer Todd E. Tkach. We represent people who have received traffic citations, in any jurisdiction throughout the Dallas and Fort Worth metroplex.
Hiring a Dallas traffic violation lawyer for a traffic violation can be cheaper than you may think. Unlike many attorneys who charge an hourly rate, we charge a nominal flat fee for all citations, regardless of how much time it takes us to resolve it. That saves you money? Additionally, our goal is to have your ticket dismissed! In some cases, the procedural and substantive laws provide us with a way to dismiss your citation. In that event, you don't owe any fine. Even if we can't get the citation completely dismissed, we'll negotiate with the prosecutor to get a reduction of the fine amount. Also, you don't have to spend any of your time dealing with your traffic ticket. Many people will spend half a day or more trying to resolve their traffic ticket, and usually end up paying more than they should have. As your Dallas traffic violation lawyer, we take care of everything from beginning to end.
Hiring a Dallas traffic violation lawyer likely has the greatest benefit to the possible long term affects of getting a traffic citation. What long-term affects? You pay your ticket, it's over, right? Wrong! Simply paying your ticket can be one of the worst things you can do. By paying it, you are pleading guilty and you are convicted of the charge. That can have some long term consequences that can be very costly.
Most auto insurance companies will raise your insurance premiums every time you get convicted of a traffic citation. The worst part is that they don't usually notify you when the conviction drops off your record to let you know that they can reduce the premium amount. Instead, the high rates remain for months and even years. A qualified lawyer will resolve your case without a conviction on your record.
Convictions also cause you get "points" on your driving record. Too many points and you get "surcharges" from the Texas Department of Public Safety. If you accumulate only 6 points, you get a surcharge of $100.00 per year, and an additional $25.00 for each additional point. In fact, there are some citations that if you are convicted carry a $750.00 surcharge. That's in addition to any fine you had to pay for the ticket. And, if you don't pay your surcharges, your license gets suspended. As licensed Dallas traffic violation lawyers, we know that the Texas Transportation Code and the Texas Rules of Criminal Procedure contain hundreds of laws dealing specifically and solely with traffic citations. Additionally, each city, town and municipality has its’ own unique procedures and fines regarding traffic violations. Don’t go-it-alone! Call the Dallas traffic violation 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.
With the Dallas traffic violation lawyers of Todd E. Tkach, P.C. on your side, your worries are over. 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 traffic violation 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 violation case or a negotiated plea agreement in your favor. Of course, a Dallas traffic violation 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.
What happens if I don’t hire a Dallas traffic violation lawyer?
What you don’t know can hurt you!
Warrants for your arrest without a Dallas traffic violation 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 violation 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 violation, 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 attoney bond, lift the warrant and go to court to fight for a dismissal of the traffic violation. 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 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 traffic violation lawyer
Simply paying your fine for a traffic violation 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 violation 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 violation 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 violations. The number of “Points” charged varies depending on the type of traffic violation 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 traffic violation 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 violations. Call lawyer Todd E. Tkach now! We’ll fight for a dismissal of these traffic violations 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 violation lawyer
Convictions of traffic violations 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 traffic violations 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 violation lawyer?
In most cases, it is not necessary for you to be present with your 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, Todd E. Tkach will fight to have your traffic violation 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, traffic violations,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 lawyer Todd E. Tkach to make sure your rights are protected!
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