Local Traffic Tickets
Garland Arrest Warrant
A City of Garland arrest warrant can be a big problem. With an active warrant, you are subject to arrest at any time, and could be taken to jail. However, it's a big problem that is easily remedied. I'm attorney Todd E. Tkach. Our law practice includes personal injury, including car wrecks, and criminal defense, including traffic citations. Whether you simply forgot to take care of a recent traffic ticket before the deadline passed, or you have outstanding Garland arrest warrants from months, or even years ago, we can take care of them all for a low, one time flat fee.
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 don't do either, a Garland arrest warrant for your arrest will be issued. With an outstanding Garland arrest warrant, you must take action. The warrant and the underlying citation cannot be resolved unless and until you do one of the following things:
- Do nothing, wait to be arrested, sit in jail, and wait until the Judge of the court determines that you have served enough time to pay the fine and warrant fee for your outstanding Garland arrest warrant. The Court usually requires 1 day for each $100.00 of outstanding fines, fees and costs. Generally, this is not a good option for most people. Even the most resilient of people would prefer to avoid this situation.
- Pay the ticket! That would include the maximum outstanding fine amount, plus an additional amount for the warrant fee and possibly collections fees. That's a lot of money! Additionally, by paying the ticket, you are pleading guilty, which means you are convicted of the citation and it goes on your permanent driving record. This will likely cause increased auto insurance rates, "points" on your driving record, and possible surcharges from the Texas Department of Public Safety. True, paying the fine would lift the Garland arrest warrant, but would cost you a lot of money in the long run.
- Post a cash bond. The amount of the cash bond necessary to lift the Garland arrest warrant would be the outstanding fine amount, plus the warrant fee, court costs and possible collection fees. The cash bond would be several hundred dollars, at the minimum, and possibly in excess of a thousand dollars, depending on the outstanding charge. Even after you post the cash bond, you still have to go to court to resolve the citation. If you fail to appear for court, you forfeit all of the cash bond.
Let me suggest an alternative. Keep your cash and protect your driving record! For a nominal fee, hire Todd E. Tkach to post an attorney bond, lift the Garland arrest warrant, schedule a pretrial hearing on your ticket, go to court and meet with the prosecutor, seek a dismissal of the ticket or negotiate a favorable plea agreement, and promptly notify you of the result of the hearing. You don't even have to go to court, unless you want to.
Types of Garland arrest warrants
Generally, there are two types of Garland arrest warrants for municipal citations; Alias Warrants and Capias Warrants:
Garland Alias 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 arrest 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 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.
Garland Capias Warrants
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, most cities and municipalities in the Dallas and Ft. Worth metroplex conduct Garland arrest warrant roundups. What is a Garland arrest warrant roundup? This is when cities and 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 Garland 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 Garland arrest warrants. They will show up at the homes and/or workplaces of anyone who has outstanding Garland arrest 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.