Local Traffic Tickets
Garland Traffic Violation Lawyer
The most important considerations in deciding whether to hire a Garland traffic violation lawyer are: i) money, ii) convenience; and iii) your driving record. After you get a Garland traffic violation, you only have a few days to take care of it. If you do nothing, a warrant for your arrest will be issued. How you take care of that traffic violation can have a big impact on your money, your time and your driving record. The goal of a qualified Garland traffic violation lawyer is to help you with all of those issues.
So, what should you hire a Garland traffic violation lawyer? Unfortunately, most people just pay the ticket. At first, that seems like the easiest, the cheapest and the responsible thing to do. But, that's the worst thing you can do. By simply paying the ticket, you are pleading guilty to the charge. That results in a conviction. Convictions are strongly frowned upon by auto insurance companies and the Texas Department of Public Safety ("DPS"). Each time you renew your auto insurance, your auto insurance company will check your driving record and they will raise your rates if they see convictions. The Texas DPS is not much different. They assign "points" to your driving record for each conviction. Too many points and they assess "surcharges." That means money.
A Garland traffic violation lawyer can and will save you money. Hi, I’m attorney Todd E. Tkach. For a low, one time flat fee, the Garland traffic violation lawyers at the Law Office of Todd E. Tkach, P.C. represent people who have received traffic citations in all jurisdictions throughout North Texas. Our goal is to have your ticket dismissed, or, at the least, no conviction and a reduction of the fine amount. As licensed Garland traffic violation lawyers, we know the procedural and substantive laws and how to apply them to the facts of your case to try to get a dismissal or a favorable plea agreement. Additionally, each city, town and municipality has its’ own unique procedures and fines regarding traffic violations. Don’t go-it-alone! Let us save you money and your driving record.
In addition to the money savings, we can save you the time and frustration you will undoubtedly experience if you try to handle your own citation. Do you really want to take a half day from work to deal with your Garland traffic violation. If you set it for court, you'll have to attend the court hearing. You'll deal with the metal detector, the over zealous security guards at the court, the endless waiting in line to hear "NEXT!" If you hire Todd E. Tkach as your Garland traffic violation lawyer, you wont' have to do anything. We will file a plea of not guilty with the court. That immediately prevents a warrant from being issued. We'll then request a pretrial hearing. Even if a warrant has been issued, we'll post an attorney bond to lift the warrant and set your case for a pretrial hearing. At the hearing, we'll meet with the prosecutor to seek a dismissal of your case. If we can't get a dismissal, we'll aggressively negotiate to get a favorable plea agreement or take your case to trial.
Call the Garland traffic violation lawyers with 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.
What happens if I don’t hire a Garland traffic violation lawyer?
As American citizens, we all have the right to represent ourselves in court. But, what you don’t know can hurt you! Perhaps that was the reason for Abraham Lincoln's famous quote: "He who represents himself has a fool for a client."
Warrants for your arrest without a Garland traffic violation lawyer
If you take no action after getting a Garland traffic ticket, a warrant for your arrest will be issued. If that occurs, you are subject to arrest at any time. If you are arrested, you can choose to sit in jail until the Judge determines that you have served enough time to pay off your outstanding fine and warrant fee. They usually require 1 day in jail for each $100.00 in outstanding fines and fees. With that option, not only are you going to spend a few days in jail, but when you get out, you have a conviction on your permanent driving record.
You could also have a friend or family member post a cash bond to get you out of jail. However, the amount of the cash bond will be equal to the maximum possible fine for that ticket, plus an additional amount for the warrant fee and court costs. The cash necessary for that bond will be several hundred dollars and could exceed a thousand dollars. And, after you get out of jail, the process is not over. You still have to go to court to handle your traffic violation. If you fail to appear, you forfeit the cash bond.
I have a better idea. Keep your cash and protect your driving record! For a low 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 violation. 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 violation 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 violation lawyer
Simply paying your fine for a traffic violation 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 violation 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 violation 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 violations. The number of “Points” charged varies depending on the type of traffic violation 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. 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 violation lawyer
Convictions of certain traffic 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 violations. Call attorney Todd E. Tkach now! We’ll fight for a dismissal of these 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.
Stop insurance rate increases with a Garland traffic violation lawyer
Convictions of 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 traffic or 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.
Do I have to be in court with my Garland traffic violation lawyer?
In most cases, it is not necessary for you to be present with your Garland traffic violation 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 violation 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.
Attorney representation for all Class C misdemeanors
All traffic tickets, traffic violations,code violations and other municipal tickets are “Class C” misdemeanors, according to the laws of the State of Texas. The Garland traffic violation lawyers with Todd E. Tkach, P.C. handle all types of Class “C” misdemeanors, as well as all other Penal 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. Attorney 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 attorney Todd E. Tkach to make sure your rights are protected!