Local Traffic Tickets
Duncanville Traffic Violation Lawyers
What do you do if you have a Duncanville traffic violation? Getting pulled over and receiving a ticket from a Duncanville police officer is one of the most nerve-wracking things a person can experience, and most do not know what to do next. The best thing you can do is to hire a Duncanville traffic violation lawyer.
My name is Todd E. Tkach, and the attorneys at our office help people just like you who have been given a traffic violation anywhere in the Dallas and Fort Worth area, including Duncanville. What do we want to do for you? We want to be your Duncanville traffic violation lawyer and help you get that ticket dismissed so you can go about your life.
As licensed Duncanville traffic violation lawyers, we know just how complicated the area of traffic violations can be. There are hundreds of laws within the Texas Transportation Code and the Texas Rules of Criminal Procedure, not to mention the various procedures and fines for traffic violations in different communities and towns. You do not want to try to get your Duncanville traffic violation dismissed on your own! Let us help.
Call the Duncanville traffic violation lawyers at the Law Office of Todd E. Tkach and speak with our friendly staff. We will explain the process and answer all of your questions about what you should do next so we can resolve your Duncanville traffic violation case.
With our team on your side, you can finally relax. We’ll send a notice of representation to the court and enter your not guilty plea, and then set the case for a court hearing. Once we have the court date, we’ll let you know and we will discuss with you everything you need to know about the procedure and how we will argue your case to help dismiss the traffic violation. As your Duncanville traffic violation lawyer, we will be with you every step of the way, including at the hearing. In addition, if you can’t get the ticket dismissed, well work hard to get a plea agreement with the prosecutor, or we’ll take the case to trial if needed.
What happens if I don’t hire a Duncanville traffic violation lawyer?
What you don’t know can hurt you!
Warrants for your arrest without a Duncanville 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 a Duncanville traffic violation lawyer 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 lawyer Todd E. Tkach now at 214-999-0595. Our team of Duncanville traffic violation 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 Duncanville 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 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 Duncanville 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 Duncanville 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 Duncanville 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 Duncanville traffic violation lawyer?
In most cases, it is not necessary for you to be present with your Duncanville traffic violation 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 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 Duncanville traffic violation 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!