Local Traffic Tickets
Farmers Branch Speeding Ticket
Fighting a Farmers Branch speeding ticket is a good idea. Unfortunately, most people just pay the ticket after they get one. That's exactly what the police and courts want you to do, and it's the worst thing you can do. Well, it's the second worst thing you can do. The worst being "doing nothing." If the police gave you a Farmers Branch speeding ticket, you must take action quickly. You only have a few days to either pay your Farmers Branch speeding ticket or set it for a court date. If you don't do either, a warrant will be issued for your arrest.
Let me suggest an alternative. Don’t just pay your Farmers Branch speeding ticket and don’t just do nothing at all. Instead, call attorney Todd E. Tkach. The attorneys at the Law Office of Todd E. Tkach, P.C. represent people who have received traffic citations in any jurisdiction throughout the Dallas and Fort Worth metroplex, including Farmers Branch. Our goal is to have your Farmers Branch speeding ticket dismissed! Our team of attorneys and staff have the experience and skills to aggressively represent you to make sure that your rights are protected. If we can't achieve an outright dismissal, we'll negotiate with the prosecutor to keep the citation off of your driving record and reduce your fine as much as possible.
Simply paying a Farmers Branch speeding ticket means that you entered a plea of guilty, which results in a conviction of the charged citation. Convictions can cause you to pay high fine amounts, pay increased automobile insurance rates, acquire "points" on your driving record, acquire Texas Department of Public Safety surcharges and move you one step closer to a driver's license suspension. Fight that Farmers Branch speeding ticket by calling the Law Office of Todd E. Tkach now to talk with one of our courteous staff members, who can explain the process, answer any questions you may have, and ultimately resolve your Farmers Branch speeding ticket case. We’ll immediately enter a plea of not guilty on your behalf and set your Farmers Branch speeding ticket 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 Farmers Branch speeding ticket case. You don't even have to be in court on the date of your court hearing, unless you want to be. If your Farmers Branch speeding ticket is not dismissed, we’ll aggressively negotiate for a favorable plea agreement with the prosecutor or take your case to trial. Even if a warrant has been issued for your arrest, we can help. We’ll post an attorney bond to lift the warrant and then get your case set for a hearing. When the case is completed, we’ll promptly notify you of the result. You won't have to lift a finger. Don’t wait. Call Todd E. Tkach now at 214-999-0595.
Why you should fight your Farmers Branch speeding ticket
Why is it important to fight your Farmers Branch speeding ticket? Simply paying your fine for a Farmers Branch speeding ticket means that you agree that you are “guilty” of the charge. Being convicted of, or found guilty of a Farmers Branch speeding ticket can have serious consequences. There are at least four (4) major reasons to fight a Farmers Branch speeding ticket.
First, fight your Farmers Branch speeding ticket to avoid paying a fine
If you are guilty, you must pay a monetary fine. Depending on the Farmers Branch speeding ticket involved, the fine could be several hundred dollars. Hiring Todd E. Tkach to fight your Farmers Branch speeding ticket could result in a dismissal of the charges. In that event, you don’t have to pay any fine!!
Second, fight your Farmers Branch speeding 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 Farmers Branch speeding tickets. The number of “Points” charged varies depending on the type of Farmers Branch speeding 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 Farmers Branch speeding tickets and protect your driver’s license.
Third, fight your Farmers Branch speeding ticket to avoid paying surcharges
Convictions of certain Farmers Branch speeding 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 Farmers Branch speeding tickets. Call Todd E. Tkach now! We’ll fight for a dismissal of these Farmers Branch speeding 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 Farmers Branch speeding ticket to stop insurance rate increases
Convictions of Farmers Branch speeding 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 Farmers Branch 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.
Speeding tickets are Class C misdemeanors
All Farmers Branch speeding tickets, code violations and other municipal citations 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 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 make sure your rights are protected.
Do I have to be in Court on the day of my Farmers Branch speeding ticket hearing?
In most cases, it is not necessary for you to be present on the day of your Farmers Branch speeding 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 Farmers Branch speeding ticket dismissed outright! If we can’t get an outright dismissal, we’ll aggressively negotiate to get the Farmers Branch speeding 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 / Fort Worth metroplex has its’ own unique procedures and fine amounts for speeding tickets. Each court has its’ own procedures and guidelines. Knowing each court’s procedures and guidelines is crucial to achieving a favorable outcome. Regardless of the city or town that gave you a speeding ticket, 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 particular case to fight for a dismissal of the charges. Call us now at 214-999-0595 to receive your free consultation.