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Garland Speeding Ticket

garland speeding ticketFight your Garland speeding ticket to save money! Unfortunately, most people just pay the a Garland speeding ticket after they get one. That's exactly what the police and courts want you to do, and it's the worst thing you can do. Well, it's the second worst thing you can do. The worst thing is doing nothing at all. If you get a , you only have a few days to either pay it or set it for a court hearing. If you don't do either, a warrant will be issued for your arrest.

So, how can you save money by fighting your Garland speeding ticket? First, don't just pay it and don't do nothing. If you pay the ticket, not only are you likely paying the highest fine amount possible, but you are pleading guilty to the charge. Pleading guilty means that you are "convicted" of the charge, which now becomes a part of your permanent driving record. Yes, permanent! Convictions can and will cause immediate auto insurance rates, "points" on your driving record, and possible surcharges from the Texas Department of Public Safety. There are additional problems with having convictions on your record. Your driving record is available for ANYONE to view, including potential employers, landlords, lending and banking institutions and any governmental entity. Can you imagine losing out on a job, a loan, or a house or apartment, all because you paid a speeding ticket? Unfortunately, it can and does happen.

So, now that we know that simply paying your Garland speeding ticket or letting it go into warrant is not a good idea, what should you do, Call attorney, Todd E. Tkach. The attorneys at the Law Office of Todd E. Tkach, P.C. represent people who have received traffic citations in Garland or any other jurisdiction throughout the Dallas and Fort Worth metroplex, including all courts in Dallas, Tarrant, Denton, Collin, Rockwall, Kaufman and Ellis counties. As Garland speeding ticket lawyers, we know the laws that apply specifically to traffic tickets, and have the experience to apply those laws to the specific facts of your case. Our team of attorneys and staff have the experience and skills to aggressively represent you to make sure that your driving record is protected. If we can't achieve an outright dismissal, we'll negotiate with the prosecutor to keep the citation off of your driving record and reduce your fine as much as possible.

Why you need a Garland speeding ticket attorney

After hiring Todd E. Tkach to fight your Garland speeding ticket, you can rest easy. We’ll immediately file a notice of representation with the Court, enter a plea of not guilty on your case, set your Garland speeding ticket case for a pretrial hearing, meet with the prosecutor on the day of your hearing, appear before the Judge, and will promptly notify you of the result of the hearing. You don't even have to be in court on the date of your court hearing, unless you want to be. If your Garland speeding ticket is not dismissed, we’ll aggressively negotiate for a favorable plea agreement with the prosecutor or take your case to trial. Even if a warrant has been issued for your arrest, we can help. We’ll post an attorney bond to lift the warrant and then get your case set for a pretrial hearing. You won't have to lift a finger. Don’t wait. Call Todd E. Tkach now at 214-999-0595.

Garland Speeding Ticket

Why you should fight your Garland speeding ticket

Why is it important to fight your Garland speeding ticket? Simply paying your fine for a Garland speeding ticket means that you agree that you are “guilty” of the charge. Being convicted of, or found guilty of a Garland speeding ticket can have serious consequences. There are at least four (5) major reasons to fight a Garland speeding ticket.

First, fight your Garland speeding ticket to avoid paying a fine

If you are guilty, you must pay a monetary fine. Depending on the Garland speeding ticket involved, the fine could be several hundred dollars. Hiring Todd E. Tkach to fight your Garland speeding ticket could result in a dismissal of the charges. In that event, you don’t have to pay any fine!!

Second, fight your Garland speeding ticket to avoid “points” on your driving record

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 Garland speeding tickets. The number of “Points” charged varies depending on the type of Garland speeding ticket you are given, but ranges from one (1) to six (6) points. A Texas driver gets 2 points for most traffic 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. Accumulating twenty-one (21) points in any three (3) year period will result in a suspension of your driver’s license. If that happens, you cannot legally drive an automobile in Texas. Let attorney Todd E. Tkach represent you on your Garland speeding tickets and protect your driver’s license.

Third, fight your Garland speeding ticket to avoid paying surcharges

Convictions of certain Garland speeding tickets 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 Garland speeding tickets. Call Todd E. Tkach now! We’ll fight for a dismissal of these Garland speeding 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.

Fourth, fight your Garland speeding ticket to stop insurance rate increases

Convictions of Garland speeding 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 Garland 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.

Fifth, fight your Garland speeding ticket to protect your driving record

It sounds like the responsible thing to do: You got a Garland speeding ticket, so pay it! But, simply paying your ticket is a conviction, which becomes a permanent part of your driving record with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS). While it is true that the DPS considers convictions for their purposes for at least 3 years, other entities do not follow that guideline. The conviction remains a part of your permanent record for anyone to see. That includes potential employers, landlords, auto insurance companies , lending companies, and of course, any governmental entity. Losing out on a job, loan, house or apartment or any government benefit would be a terrible price to pay for simply paying a traffic ticket. Let us protect your record and your future. For a low, one time flat fee, hire Todd E. Tkach to handle your Garland speeding ticket case from beginning to end.

Speeding tickets are Class C misdemeanors

All Garland speeding tickets, code violations and other municipal citations are “Class C” misdemeanors, according to the laws of the State of Texas. At the Law Office of Todd E. Tkach, we handle all types of Class “C” misdemeanors, as well as all other criminal 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. 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 Todd E. Tkach to make sure your rights are protected.

Do I have to be in Court on the day of my Garland speeding ticket hearing?

In most cases, it is not necessary for you to be present on the day of your Garland speeding 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 Garland speeding ticket dismissed outright! If we can’t get an outright dismissal, we’ll aggressively negotiate to get the Garland speeding ticket dismissed within a few months in the future to keep the citation off your driving record.

Not all municipal courts are the same

Each city, municipality and Justice of the Peace Court throughout the Dallas / Fort Worth metroplex has its’ own unique procedures and fine amounts for speeding tickets. Each court has its’ own procedures and guidelines. Knowing each court’s procedures and guidelines is crucial to achieving a favorable outcome. Regardless of the city or town that gave you a speeding ticket, the attorneys at Todd E. Tkach, P.C. know the procedures, the substantive law, the prosecutors and the judges so that we can effectively evaluate your particular case to fight for a dismissal of the charges. Call us now at 214-999-0595 to receive your free consultation.