Local Traffic Tickets
Garland Traffic Ticket Lawyer
You can save time and money by hiring a Garland traffic ticket lawyer. Most people are surprised to learn that you can save time and money by hiring an lawyer for a traffic citation. But that's not all. You also save the headache and frustration of dealing with a municipal court. That actually may be a bigger benefit than saving money. The Garland traffic ticket lawyers with the Law Office of Todd E. Tkach, P.C. represent individuals who have received traffic citations in any jurisdiction throughout Dallas, Tarrant, Collin, Denton, Rockwall, Kaufman and Ellis Counties. For a one time low flat rate fee, we handle your traffic ticket, in court, from beginning to end.
When is the last time you had to deal with a municipal court or governmental entity? The problems start with having to take time off from work to go to court and proceeds to trying to find a good parking space at the municipal court. Those inconveniences are quickly eclipsed by your experience with the over zealous security guard at the metal detector, or in court. Then, you anxiously wait, for what seems to be an eternity, for that most coveted of words at this particular moment: "NEXT!" Eventually, you'll get to talk to a prosecutor. Then what do you do? Don't get frustrated and don't give yourself a headache. Instead, hire Garland traffic ticket lawyer, Todd E. Tkach. Let us deal with the inconveniences of municipal court.
Our goal is to have your citation completely dismissed. If we can't get a complete dismissal, we'll aggressively negotiate with the prosecutor for a reduction of your fine amount and a clean driving record when it's finished. As licensed Garland traffic ticket lawyers, we know the hundreds of procedural and substantive laws dealing specifically and solely with traffic citations. Additionally, each city, town and municipality has different procedures and fines regarding traffic citations. The City of Garland is no different. Don’t try to handle it on your own! Save time, effort and frustration by calling the Garland traffic ticket lawyers with the Law Office of Todd E. Tkach, P.C. now to talk with one of our courteous staff members, who can explain the traffic citation process, answer any questions you may have, and ultimately resolve your Garland traffic ticket case.
Avoiding convictions and keeping your driving record clean is extremely important. It can save you hundreds of dollars and months of aggravation. By simply paying your ticket, you are convicted, and you likely paid close to the highest fine amount allowed. As a result, your insurance rates are sure to increase and remain high for months or years. That alone could cost several hundred dollars. As your Garland traffic ticket lawyers, we'll protect your driving record, avoid convictions and save you money. It's even more important to prevent a conviction of those citations that carry very high penalties. Convictions of traffic citations cause you to be assessed "points" by the Texas Department of Public Safety. Most convictions are assessed 2 points, but convictions of some citations can be as high as 6 points. With 6 points, you are assessed a $100.00 surcharge, which renews each year that your points remain at 6 or higher. The conviction of some citations alone cause a $750.00 surcharge from the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Save your time, effort, money and frustration by hiring the Garland traffic ticket lawyers of Todd E. Tkach, P.C. We’ll protect your driving record, reduce or eliminate your fine and handle your case from cradle to grave. We'll file a notice of representation with the court, set your case for a pretrial hearing, meet with the prosecutor and negotiate a favorable plea agreement, if we don't get an outright dismissal. You won't have to lift a finger. When it's over, we'll send you a letter explaining everything that happened and informing you of any fine payment that may be due.
What happens if I don’t hire a Garland traffic ticket lawyer?
What you don’t know can hurt you!
Warrants for your arrest without a Garland traffic ticket lawyer
After you receive a Garland traffic ticket, you only have a few days to either pay the ticket or set it for a court hearing. If you don't, a warrant for your arrest will be issued. You remain subject to arrest at all times that the warrant remains active. With an active warrant, you can't resolve your case with the court unless and until you take some very direct action. If you do nothing, you will eventually get arrested and will have to sit in jail until the Judge determines that you have served enough time to pay off your outstanding fine and warrant fee. You can get out of jail earlier if you pay the ticket or post a cash bond. However, there are some serious downfalls to both of those options. Simply paying the ticket results in a conviction 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 necessary to lift the warrant will be several hundred dollars, in the least. And, after the cash bond is posted, you still have to go to court to resolve the ticket. If you fail to appear for court, you forfeit your cash.
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. 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 Garland traffic ticket lawyers 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 Garland traffic ticket lawyer
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 Garland traffic ticket lawyer
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 traffic ticket 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 Garland traffic ticket lawyer
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 Garland traffic ticket lawyer
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 tickets 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 Garland traffic ticket lawyer?
In most cases, it is not necessary for you to be present with your Garland traffic ticket lawyer 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.
Lawyer representation for all Class C misdemeanors
All traffic tickets, speeding tickets,code traffic tickets and other municipal tickets are “Class C” misdemeanors, according to the laws of the State of Texas. The lawyers with Todd E. Tkach, P.C. handle all types of Class “C” misdemeanors, as well as all other Penal Code traffic tickets. 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. Lawyer 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 lawyer Todd E. Tkach to make sure your rights are protected!