Franklin County, TX Traffic Tickets
Franklin County Justice of the Peace Court Warrants
You forgot about a Franklin County traffic ticket and now you have a Franklin County Justice of the Peace court warrant for your arrest. It happens! It’s not the end of the world, but it’s a problem that must be taken care of. It won’t just go away. With an outstanding Franklin County Justice of the Peace court warrant for your arrest, you are subject to arrest at any time. At home, work or driving anywhere. If you are detained for any reason, you could be arrested and taken to jail. The good news is that we lift Franklin County Justice of the Peace court warrants. I’m attorney Todd E. Tkach. Our law practice includes traffic citation defense and the warrants that often accompany outstanding traffic tickets. We represent people in all county and municipal jurisdictions throughout North Texas.
Why Are Some Cases in Justice of the Peace (JP) Courts in Franklin County?
All traffic tickets are criminal violations and are classified in Texas as Class “C” misdemeanors. After a law enforcement officer issues a traffic ticket, the information from the traffic stop is forwarded to a court to begin the procedure against whom the ticket was issued. In Texas, all traffic ticket cases are filed in either a Municipal Court or a Justice of the Peace (JP) Court in the county where the ticket was issued. The Court into which the case is filed is determined by the type of law enforcement officer who issued the citation. If the ticket was issued by a police officer of a particular city or municipality, it will be filed in that city’s municipal court. If issued by a county police officer, such as a Constable, Sheriff or Texas State Trooper, it will be filed in one of the Justice of the Peace (JP) Courts in that county.
If you receive a Franklin County traffic ticket, you only have a few days to take some action or a Franklin County Justice of the Peace court warrant for your arrest will be issued. If a warrant gets issued, you only have a few options, and most of them are not good. You could simply do nothing. That all but insures that you will eventually get arrested. Not a good option. You could also just pay the ticket. But, that means you are pleading guilty and you are convicted of the citation. A conviction has long term financial consequences, including a high fine, DPS points, surcharges and higher auto insurance rates. Another option for a Franklin County Justice of the Peace court warrant is to post your own cash bond. Although that will lift the warrant, it’s very expensive. It requires a cash outlay of several hundred dollars, which the court holds until you show up to court to resolve your outstanding ticket. If you fail to show for court, you forfeit your cash bond.
I have a much better solution. Keep your cash and protect your driving record! For a one-time flat fee, hire Todd E. Tkach to post an attorney bond, lift the Franklin County Justice of the Peace court warrant for your arrest. For that same low fee, we’ll enter a plea of not guilty, set your case for a pretrial hearing, attend the hearing, meet with the prosecutor, negotiate the best deal possible, plea your case to the Judge and send you a letter by mail or email notifying you of the results of the hearing. Call attorney Todd E. Tkach now for your free consultation.
We Serve All Justice of the Peace (JP) Courts in Franklin County
All Texas counties have at least one Justice of the Peace (JP) Court and more-populated counties can have many more. We serve all JP Courts in Franklin County
Types of Franklin County Court Warrants
Generally, there are two types of Franklin County Justice of the Peace court warrants for 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 Franklin County Justice of the Peace court 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 Franklin County Justice of the Peace court 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 warrant 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.
Arrest Warrant Roundups
From time to time, anywhere from two (2) to four (4) times per year, Franklin County conducts arrest warrant roundups. What is an arrest warrant roundup? This is when cities, counties and other jurisdictions devise and implement plans to actively pursue the arrest of anyone who has outstanding arrest warrants for traffic citations. However, some jurisdictions don’t bother with arrest warrant roundups, but rather have a year –round program to actively arrest anyone with outstanding arrest 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 Franklin County Justice of the Peace arrest warrants who were arrested during routine traffic stops, at work or at home. Law enforcement officers do not discriminate when it comes to outstanding Franklin County Justice of the Peace arrest warrants. They will show up at the homes and/or workplaces of anyone who has outstanding Franklin County Justice of the Peace arrest warrants, and arrest them. Don’t let this happen to you!
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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.
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