Local Traffic Tickets
Garland Traffic Violations
Pay your Garland traffic violation and do exactly what the police and the court want you to do. Why do they want you to do that, Simple; they get your money and don't have to spend any more time getting it. Unfortunately, it seems that the goal of traffic enforcement has become more about raising revenue than shaping driving behaviors. But, simply paying your Garland traffic violation is the second worst thing you can do. By doing so, you are pleading guilty, which results in a conviction. That conviction remains on your permanent record forever. It causes increases in your auto insurance rates, and "points" from the Texas Department of Public Safety. Get too many points and they assess "surcharges." So, what is the worst thing to do after getting a Garland traffic violation? Nothing at all. In that event, a warrant for your arrest will be issued within a few days. So, what should you do? For a low, one time flat fee, hire attorney, Todd E. Tkach. The attorneys at the Law Office of Todd E. Tkach, P.C. represent people who have received traffic violations in any jurisdiction throughout North Texas. Our goal is to have your Garland traffic violation dismissed! Our team of attorneys and staff have the experience and skills to aggressively represent you to make sure that your rights are protected. Call the Law Office of Todd E. Tkach now to talk with one of our courteous staff members, who can explain the Garland traffic violation process, answer any questions you may have, and ultimately resolve your Garland traffic violation case.
With the attorneys of Todd E. Tkach, P.C. as your Garland traffic violation attorneys, you don't have to do anything. We pursue a resolution of your case through the court system. We'll file a plea with the court to prevent your case from going into warrant. We'll then request a pretrial hearing, attend the hearing and negotiate with the prosecutor. You don't even have to go to court. Either a dismissal, or a fine reduction with protection of your driving record is our desired outcome. When the hearing is completed, we'll promptly send you a letter or email with the results of the hearing. Even if a warrant has been issued for your arrest, we'll post an attorney bond to lift the warrant and start the whole process of resolving your Garland traffic violation case. Don’t wait. Call Todd E. Tkach now at 214-999-0595.
Why you should fight your Garland traffic violation
Why is it important to fight your Garland traffic violation? Simply paying your fine for a Garland traffic violation means that you agree that you are “guilty” of the charge. Being convicted of, or found guilty of a Garland traffic violation can have serious consequences. There are at least four (4) major reasons to fight a Garland traffic violation.
First, fight your Garland traffic violation to avoid paying a fine
If you are guilty, you must pay a monetary fine. Depending on the Garland traffic violation involved, the fine could be several hundred dollars. Hiring Todd E. Tkach to fight your Garland traffic violation could result in a dismissal of the charges. In that event, you don’t have to pay any fine!!
Second, fight your Garland traffic violation 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 traffic violations. The number of “Points” charged varies depending on the type of Garland traffic violation you are given, but ranges from one (1) to six (6) points. A Texas driver gets 2 points for most Garland 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 traffic violations and protect your driver’s license.
Third, fight your Garland traffic violation to avoid paying surcharges
Convictions of certain Garland traffic violations 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 traffic violations. Call Todd E. Tkach now! We’ll fight for a dismissal of these Garland traffic violations 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 traffic violation to stop insurance rate increases
Convictions of Garland traffic violations 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 traffic violations 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.
Garland traffic violations are Class C misdemeanors
All Garland traffic violations, 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, including Garland traffic violations, 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 fight your Garland traffic violation and make sure your rights are protected.
Do I have to be in Court on the day of my Garland traffic violation hearing?
In most cases, it is not necessary for you to be present on the day of your Garland traffic violation 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 traffic violation dismissed outright! If we can’t get an outright dismissal, we’ll aggressively negotiate to get the Garland traffic violation dismissed within a few months in the future to keep the citation off your driving record.
Not all municipal courts and the same
Each city, municipality and Justice of the Peace Court throughout the Dallas and Fort Worth metroplex has its own unique procedures and fine amounts for traffic violations. The City of Garland is no exception. Knowing the procedures and guidelines for a Garland traffic violation is crucial to achieving a favorable outcome. 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 Garland traffic violation case to fight for a dismissal of the charges. Call us now at 214-999-0595 to receive your free consultation.