Local Traffic Tickets
Farmers Branch Traffic Warrant
If you get a traffic ticket in Farmers Branch, you only have a few days to either pay the ticket or set it for a hearing. If you don't, a Farmers Branch traffic warrant will be issued for your arrest. With an outstanding warrant, you are subject to arrest at any time and can be taken to jail. Sounds pretty scary. And it is. But a Farmers Branch traffic warrant is a problem that can be easily solved. At the Law Office of Todd E. Tkach, P.C., part of our criminal defense law practice involves traffic citation representation, including lifting Farmers Branch traffic warrants.
There are a number of ways to take care of an outstanding Farmers Branch traffic warrant. But not all methods are well advised. For example, you could just wait to be arrested and sit in jail until the judge of the court determines that you have served enough time to satisfy your outstanding fine and warrant fee. You could also just pay the outstanding fine and warrant fee. But neither of these options is advisable, not only due to the immediate monetary and/or time and inconvenience costs, but also for the long-term consequences. Under either of those options, you are pleading guilty to the charge, which causes increased auto insurance rates, "points" on your driving record, possible surcharges from the Department of Public Safety and one step closer to a driver's license suspension. You could also post a cash bond to lift a Farmers Branch traffic warrant, but there are problems with this choice as well. First, the amount of the cash bond will be several hundred dollars and possibly a thousand dollars. It includes the fine amount for the citation, court costs, a warrant fee and possible collections fees. The Court holds that cash until you resolve your case in court, which could take several months.
Let me suggest an alternative. Keep your cash and protect your driving record! For a nominal one-time flat fee, hire Todd E. Tkach to post an attorney bond, lift the Farmers Branch traffic warrant and go to court to fight for a dismissal of the traffic ticket.
Types of Farmers Branch Traffic Warrants
Generally, there are two types of Farmers Branch traffic warrants for municipal citations; Alias warrants and Capias warrants:
Alias warrants go into effect after you receive a traffic citation if before your appearance date, you fail to either: 1) pay your traffic citation; or 2) request a court hearing. After the Farmers Branch traffic warrant is issued, if you are stopped, for any reason, you are subject to arrest. Are you in this situation now? Do you have outstanding Alias warrants? Call attorney Todd E. Tkach now! We can post an attorney bond to lift the Farmers Branch traffic warrant for your arrest and set your case for hearing. At the hearing, we strive for a dismissal of the charge(s) against you. If a dismissal can’t be obtained, we’ll aggressively negotiate to obtain the best possible result for you.
Capias warrants are issued when you fail to comply with a plea agreement that you entered into regarding a previous citation. It may be that you agreed to pay a certain fine within a certain time and to not get any other traffic citations within a certain time period. Failure to comply with any part of that agreement will result in a Capias warrants being issued for your arrest. In this situation, it’s probably too late for us to be able to help. You must either pay the fine or remain subject to arrest at any time.
Farmers Branch Traffic Warrant Roundups
From time to time, anywhere from two (2) to four (4) times per year, most cities and municipalities in the Dallas and Ft. Worth metroplex conduct traffic warrant roundups. What is a traffic warrant roundup? This is when cities and jurisdictions devise and implement plans to actively pursue the arrest of anyone who has outstanding traffic warrants for traffic citations. However, some jurisdictions don’t bother with traffic warrant roundups, but rather have a year –round program to actively arrest anyone with outstanding traffic warrants from that jurisdiction. If you think this can’t happen to you, think again! Many times, we have posted attorney bonds to bail people out of jail who had outstanding Farmers Branch traffic warrants who were arrested during routine traffic stops, at work or at home. Law enforcement officers do not discriminate when it comes to outstanding Farmers Branch traffic warrants. They will show up at the homes and/or work places of anyone who has outstanding Farmers Branch traffic warrants, and arrest them. Don’t let this happen to you!
Additional Information About Warrant Roundups
Getting Yourself Arrested for a Ticket Warrant Is Expensive
Getting arrested on an outstanding warrant for an unpaid ticket is the most expensive way to resolve your traffic ticket! First, you will have to bond yourself out of jails with a cash bond for the full amount owed. Second, you will face the highest amount of the fine, known as the "window rate." Thirdly, you will face additional fees for court costs and the collection expense of arresting you. Fourth, if you were pulled over while driving and arrested, your car might be impounded and you might face towing and impound fees to get your car back. Finally, you could also face significant State of Texas surcharges. Plus, you will loose more money from the resulting time away from work, plus the embarrassment of being arrested. This is the worst and most expensive of all possible outcomes.
If you have one or more outstanding warrants for your arrest for unpaid traffic tickets, there are much more favorable outcomes possible that will cost less and eliminate additional the hassle.
Todd E. Tkach Can Lift Your Warrant
Let me suggest an alternative. Keep your cash and protect your driving record! For a nominal fee, hire attorney Todd E. Tkach, to post an attorney bond, lift the warrant and go to court to fight for a dismissal of the traffic ticket. The process is very easy and quick. All you have to do is sign a bond form for us to process and file with the court. You don’t even have to go to court, unless you want to. We’ll take care of everything and will promptly notify you of the court result. Just call us at 214-999-0595 to talk with one of our courteous staff members.