Local Traffic Tickets
Duncanville Traffic Ticket
What’s going to happen now that you have a Duncanville traffic ticket? It might be possible to get a dismissal of the ticket, or to get a reduced fine in some cases. Of course, this is much easier when you are working with an attorney who has experience Duncanville traffic tickets.
When you receive your Duncanville traffic ticket, be aware that you only have a few days to act before the court issues an arrest warrant. You can’t simply ignore the problem and hope it will go away. They will find you. Your best option is to get in touch with an attorney who can help you with your Duncanville traffic ticket as soon as possible.
When you work with an attorney from the Law Office of Todd E. Tkach, we can make dealing with your Duncanville traffic ticket much easier. We represent people throughout the Dallas and Fort Worth area, and we work hard to try to get your ticket dismissed, and to ensure that your rights are protected.
You can call our office today to speak with a member of our staff, who can explain the procedure we take to resolve your Duncanville traffic ticket. We can answer any questions that you have and help you find the best resolution for your case. Once we take your case, we’ll notify the court by entering a not guilty plea on your behalf. We then set up the hearing to meet with the prosecutor about your Duncanville traffic ticket.
The attorneys with Todd E. Tkach, P.C. strive to have your Duncanville traffic ticket dismissed. If we can’t, we will work with the prosecutor to try to get the fine lowered. If that can’t happen, we will take the case to trial and fight for a dismissal. Get in touch with us today so that we can relieve your worries about your Duncanville traffic ticket. Call Todd E. Tkach today at 214-999-0595.
Why you should fight your Duncanville traffic ticket
Why is it important to fight your Duncanville traffic ticket? Simply paying your fine for a Duncanville traffic ticket means that you agree that you are “guilty” of the charge. Being convicted of, or found guilty of a Duncanville traffic ticket can have serious consequences. There are at least four (4) major reasons to fight a Duncanville traffic ticket.
First, fight your Duncanville traffic ticket to avoid paying a fine
If you are guilty, you must pay a monetary fine. Depending on the Duncanville traffic ticket involved, the fine could be several hundred dollars. Hiring Todd E. Tkach to fight your Duncanville traffic ticket could result in a dismissal of the charges. In that event, you don’t have to pay any fine!!
Second, fight your Duncanville traffic ticket to avoid “points” on your driving record
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 Duncanville traffic tickets. The number of “Points” charged varies depending on the type of Duncanville 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. Accumulating twenty-one (21) points in any three (3) year period will result in a suspension of your driver’s license. If that happens, you cannot legally drive an automobile in Texas. Let attorney Todd E. Tkach represent you on your Duncanville traffic tickets and protect your driver’s license.
Third, fight your Duncanville traffic ticket to avoid paying surcharges
Convictions of certain Duncanville traffic tickets 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 Duncanville traffic tickets. Call Todd E. Tkach now! We’ll fight for a dismissal of these Duncanville 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.
Fourth, fight your Duncanville traffic ticket to stop insurance rate increases
Convictions of Duncanville 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 Duncanville traffic 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.
Duncanville traffic tickets are Class C misdemeanors
All Duncanville traffic tickets, code violations and other municipal tickets are “Class C” misdemeanors, according to the laws of the State of Texas. At the Law Office of Todd E. Tkach, we handle all types of Class “C” misdemeanors, as well as all other criminal code violations. All Class C misdemeanors in the State of Texas, including Duncanville traffic tickets, 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. 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 fight your Duncanville traffic ticket and make sure your rights are protected.
Do I have to be in Court on the day of my Duncanville traffic ticket hearing?
In most cases, it is not necessary for you to be present on the day of your Duncanville 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 Duncanville traffic ticket dismissed outright! If we can’t get an outright dismissal, we’ll aggressively negotiate to get the Duncanville traffic ticket dismissed within a few months in the future to keep the citation off your driving record.
Not all municipal courts are the same
Each city, municipality and Justice of the Peace Court throughout the Dallas and Fort Worth metroplex has its’ own unique procedures and fine amounts for traffic tickets. The City of Duncanville is no exception. Knowing the procedures and guidelines for a Duncanville traffic ticket is crucial to achieving a favorable outcome. The attorneys at Todd E. Tkach, P.C. know the procedures, the substantive law, the prosecutors and the judges so that we can effectively evaluate your Duncanville traffic ticket case to fight for a dismissal of the charges. Call us now at 214-999-0595 to receive your free consultation.