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irving traffic lawyerDon't try to handle your Irving ticket on your own, without an Irving traffic lawyer. Many people try to handle their own traffic tickets, either because they think they know how to do it, or because they got the advice of a well meaning friend. Yes, they handled their own case. But, at what cost? Unfortunately, most of the time, they don't even know if they got a good deal, and in most cases, they didn't. The lawyers with the Law Office of Todd E. Tkach are qualified, trained and experienced Irving traffic lawyers. We know well the many volumes of procedural and substantive laws that deal specifically with traffic citations.

Why hire an Irving traffic lawyer? There are lots of reasons to do so. We represent people who have received traffic tickets and citations, in any jurisdiction throughout the Dallas and Fort Worth metroplex. Many times, people have called our office to help get them solve the problems they caused themselves by entering a plea on a traffic ticket based on the apparent cheapest result. Taking the path of least resistance seems like the thing to do, or at least the cheapest. Unfortunately, it can have disastrous results. Depending on the charged violation, pleading guilty and paying the fine could cost several hundred or even thousands of dollars in increased insurance rates and Texas Department of Public Safety "surcharges." Our goal is to have your ticket dismissed! Even if we can't get an outright dismissal, we'll negotiate with the prosecutor to keep the citation off of your driving record and cost you the least amount of money in the long run. Don’t try to handle it alone! Call the Irving traffic lawyers with the Law Office of Todd E. Tkach now to talk with one of our courteous staff members, who can explain the traffic ticket citation process, answer any questions you may have, and ultimately resolve your traffic ticket case.

Why you need an Irving traffic lawyer

Irving Traffic Lawyer

What happens if I don’t hire an Irving traffic lawyer?

Warrants, surcharges, increased auto insurance rates, high fines and driver's license suspensions are just of few of the potential pitfalls of handling your own traffic citations. What you don’t know can hurt you!

Avoid warrants for your arrest with an Irving traffic lawyer

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 fail to do either, a warrant for your arrest will be issued. In that event, you cannot resolve that traffic ticket with the court unless and until you do one of the following three things: 1) pay the maximum fine amount for the ticket, plus a warrant fee; 2) post a cash bond in an amount equal to the maximum fine amount, plus court costs and a warrant fee; or 3) hire Todd E. Tkach for a low flat fee to post an attorney bond and fight your ticket in court! If you simply pay the ticket, not only are you paying the highest fine possible for that particular ticket, but you are convicted 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 will be equal to the maximum possible fine for that ticket, plus an additional amount for court costs. The cash necessary for that bond will be several hundred dollars. The Court holds your cash until you resolve your traffic ticket, which could take several months.

Let me suggest an alternative. Keep your cash and protect your driving record! For a nominal fee, hire attorney Todd E. Tkach to post a traffic lawyer 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 Irving traffic 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 an Irving traffic 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 an Irving traffic 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 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 an Irving traffic 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 an Irving traffic 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 ticket 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 Irving traffic lawyer?

In most cases, it is not necessary for you to be present with your Irving traffic lawyer on the day of your traffic ticket hearing. 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, 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 violations and other municipal tickets are “Class C” misdemeanors, according to the laws of the State of Texas. The Irving traffic 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. 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 attorney Todd E. Tkach to make sure your rights are protected!