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Farmers Branch Traffic Lawyer
Hiring a Farmers Branch traffic lawyer could save you more than just money. Saving you money is just the tip of the iceberg. There's also time, effort and frustration. Frankly, sparing you frustration may be the biggest benefit of all. But, for now, let's get back to the money. I'm lawyer Todd E. Tkach. Our practice includes representation for personal injury, including car wrecks, and criminal defense, including traffic citations. For a low, one time flat fee, we handle your traffic citation case from beginning to end; even if you have a warrant for your arrest.
What does it mean to "handle" a traffic citation? Well, it doesn't mean simply paying the ticket. That path may seem easy (i.e. low frustration), but it's the worst thing you can do. Unfortunately, it's also the most common way tickets are handled by most people. Paying the ticket is a plea of guilty and results in a conviction of the charge. Convictions can have long lasting and expensive consequences, which can be avoided by hiring a Farmers Branch traffic lawyer. By pleading guilty and paying the ticket, not only are you likely paying a high fine amount, but you tarnish your driving record, which could get expensive. Most auto insurance companies immediately raise your insurance rates if you're convicted of traffic citations. Then, there's the Texas Department of Public Safety, which gives "points" on your driving record for convictions. Too many points and you have to pay "surcharges." And, the Texas Department of Public Safety takes their surcharges very seriously. Don't pay them and your driver's license will be suspended.
Now that it's clear that you can save money by hiring a Farmers Branch traffic lawyer, let's explore the "time, effort and frustration" issues. To handle a traffic citation on your own, you have to first figure out what to do and how to do it, unless you want to cost yourself some real money by just paying your ticket. After figuring out what to do to keep the citation from affecting your record, you have to spend the time to do it. Now comes the real frustrating part; going to court. I can honestly say that I've never spoken to anyone who said they enjoyed going to traffic court. Quite to the contrary. The frustration starts at the very beginning with parking and proceeds to the condescending security guard at the metal detector, then to the very busy, and perhaps rude clerk, and finally to the all powerful judge. It's never a good time when you, and everyone else, is referred to as "NEXT!"
Save the headaches and hire Todd E. Tkach as your Farmers Branch traffic lawyer. We’ll immediately sent a notice of representation to the court, enter a plea of not guilty on your behalf and set your traffic 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 ticket. 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. Don’t go-it-alone! Call the Farmers Branch traffic 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.
What happens if I don’t hire a Farmers Branch traffic lawyer?
Taking the path of least resistance is not always the best path. What you don’t know can hurt you!
Warrants for your arrest without a Farmers Branch traffic 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 things: 1) pay the maximum fine amount for the ticket, plus the warrant fee; 2) post a cash bond in an amount equal to the maximum fine amount, plus court costs and a warrant fee; or 3) hire Todd E Tkach as your Farmers Branch traffic lawyer to post a surety bond, lift the warrant and fight for a dismissal of the charge. 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.
Keep your cash and protect your driving record! For a nominal fee, hire Farmers Branch traffic lawyer Todd E. Tkach to post a 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 Farmers Branch traffic lawyer Todd E. Tkach now at 214-999-0595. Our team of Farmers Branch traffic 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 Farmers Branch traffic 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 Farmers Branch traffic 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 Farmers Branch traffic 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 Farmers Branch traffic lawyer Todd E. Tkach represent you on your traffic tickets and protect your driver’s license.
Avoid paying surcharges with a Farmers Branch traffic 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 Farmers Branch traffic 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 Farmers Branch traffic 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 ticket 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 Farmers Branch traffic lawyer Todd E. Tkach now to protect your driving record.
Do I have to be in court with my Farmers Branch traffic lawyer?
In most cases, it is not necessary for you to be present with your Farmers Branch traffic 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! Farmers Branch traffic lawyer Todd E. Tkach can make the court appearance for you. Even if you’re not there, Farmers Branch traffic 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 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. 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 Farmers Branch traffic lawyer Todd E. Tkach to make sure your rights are protected!