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Farmers Branch Traffic Ticket Attorney
Retaining a Farmers Branch traffic ticket attorney could save you money, time, effort and frustration. Unfortunately, most people do not hire attorneys for traffic citations. Usually because they either don't know that they can hire an attorney for traffic tickets, or they think that it would be too costly to do so. The truth is that hiring a Farmers Branch traffic ticket attorney could save you all of the items listed above.
I'm attorney, Todd E. Tkach and a significant part of our law practice involves representing individuals who have received traffic citations throughout the entire Dallas and Fort Worth metroplex. So, how do we save you money, time, effort and frustration? First, we charge a low, one time flat fee for ticket representation. Even if you have outstanding warrants for your arrest for those tickets. Second, we try to get your citation completely dismissed. If so, you don't owe any fine or court costs. If we can't get an outright dismissal, we'll negotiate with the prosecutor to make sure that the ticket does not affect your driving record and will try to get the fine amount reduced as much as possible. Under that scenario alone, you will likely spend less money by hiring a Farmers Branch traffic ticket attorney. In addition to the immediate monetary savings, by avoiding convictions and keeping the ticket off of your driving record, you won't get auto insurance rate increases, Texas Department of Public Safety ("DPS") "points" on your driving record or surcharges from the DPS. "Convictions," which will affect your driving record, and could result in all of those costs listed above.
Aside from the monetary benefit, hiring a Farmers Branch traffic ticket attorney will save you time, effort and frustration. For a nominal fee, hiring Todd E. Tkach means that you won't have to spend any time, effort or frustration taking care of your own traffic ticket. We take care of it all, from cradle to grave. You don't even have to go to court, unless you want to or if you want to have a trial. Among the most frustrating things in life are dealing with municipal courts, the Driver's License division of the Texas Department of Public Safety, or any other government bureaucracy where the most common word spoken is "NEXT!"
Put the monkey on our backs. Call Todd E. Tkach now to talk with one of our legal representatives who can explain the whole process and answer any questions you may have.
Discussed below are just some of the potential pitfalls of not hiring a Farmers Branch traffic ticket attorney.
What happens if I don’t hire a Farmers Branch traffic ticket attorney?
What you don’t know can hurt you!
Warrants for your arrest without a Farmers Branch traffic ticket attorney
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 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 ticket, which could take several months.
Let me suggest an alternative. Keep your cash and protect your driving record! For a nominal fee, hire attorney Todd E. Tkach to post a traffic ticket attorney 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 attorney Todd E. Tkach now at 214-999-0595. Our team of Farmers Branch traffic ticket attorneys 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 ticket attorney
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 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 Farmers Branch traffic ticket attorney
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 attorney Todd E. Tkach represent you on your traffic tickets and protect your driver’s license.
Avoid paying surcharges with a Farmers Branch traffic ticket attorney
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 attorney 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 ticket attorney
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 attorney Todd E. Tkach now to protect your driving record.
Do I have to be in court with my Farmers Branch traffic ticket attorney?
In most cases, it is not necessary for you to be present with your Farmers Branch traffic ticket 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, attorney 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.
Attorney 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 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 attorney Todd E. Tkach to make sure your rights are protected!