La Salle County, TX Traffic Tickets
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Get a dismissal or reduced fine by fighting a La Salle County traffic citation in court.
If the police gave you a La Salle County traffic citation, you must take action quickly. You have only a few days to either pay your traffic citation or request a court date. Your failure to do so will result in a warrant being issued for your arrest. Let me suggest an alternative. Don’t just pay your La Salle County traffic citation and don’t just do nothing at all. Instead, 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 any jurisdiction throughout the La Salle County and Fort Worth metroplex. Our goal is to have your La Salle County traffic citation 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 La Salle County traffic citation process, answer any questions you may have, and ultimately resolve your traffic citation case. With the attorneys of Todd E. Tkach, P.C. on your side, your worries are over. We’ll immediately enter a plea of not guilty on your behalf and set your traffic citation case for a court hearing. We’ll then promptly notify you of your court date and clearly discuss with you the entire procedure we’ll take to pursue a dismissal of your La Salle County traffic citation case or a negotiated plea agreement in your favor. Of course, we’ll be with you on the date of your court hearing to fight for a dismissal of the charges against you. If your traffic citation 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 (remove) the warrant and then get your La Salle County traffic citation set for a hearing. When the case is completed, we’ll promptly notify you of the result. You don’t even have to go to court, unless you want to. Don’t wait. Call Todd E. Tkach now at 214-999-0595.
Why You Should Fight Your La Salle County Traffic Citation
Why is it important to fight your La Salle County traffic citation? Simply paying your fine for a traffic citation means that you agree that you are “guilty” of the charge. Being convicted of, or found guilty of a traffic citation can have serious consequences. There are at least four (4) major reasons to fight a La Salle County traffic citation.
First, Fight Your La Salle County Traffic Citation to Avoid Paying a Fine
If you are guilty, you must pay a monetary fine. Depending on the La Salle County traffic citation involved, the fine could be several hundred dollars. Hiring Todd E. Tkach to fight your traffic citation could result in a dismissal of the charges. In that event, you don’t have to pay any fine!!
Second, Fight Your La Salle County Traffic Citation 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 La Salle County traffic citations. The number of “Points” charged varies depending on the type of traffic citation 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 La Salle County traffic citations and protect your driver’s license.
Third, Fight Your La Salle County Traffic Citation to Avoid Paying Surcharges
Convictions of certain La Salle County 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 La Salle County traffic citations. Call Todd E. Tkach now! We’ll fight for a dismissal of these traffic citations 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 La Salle County Traffic Citation to Stop Insurance Rate Increases
Convictions of La Salle County traffic citations 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 citations 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.
La Salle County Traffic Citations Are Class C Misdemeanors
All traffic citations, code violations and other municipal tickets 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 La Salle County traffic citations, 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 citations and make sure your rights are protected.
Do I Have to Be in Court on the Day of My La Salle County Traffic Citation Hearing?
In most cases, it is not necessary for you to be present on the day of your La Salle County traffic citation 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 La Salle County traffic citation dismissed outright! If we can’t get an outright dismissal, we’ll aggressively negotiate to get the La Salle County traffic citation dismissed within a few months in the future to keep the citation off your driving record.
Why Are Some Cases in Justice of the Peace (JP) Courts in La Salle County?
All traffic tickets are criminal violations and are classified in Texas as Class “C” misdemeanors. After a law enforcement officer issues a traffic ticket, the information from the traffic stop is forwarded to a court to begin the procedure against whom the ticket was issued. In Texas, all traffic ticket cases are filed in either a Municipal Court or a Justice of the Peace (JP) Court in the county where the ticket was issued. The Court into which the case is filed is determined by the type of law enforcement officer who issued the citation. If the ticket was issued by a police officer of a particular city or municipality, it will be filed in that city’s municipal court. If issued by a county police officer, such as a Constable, Sheriff or Texas State Trooper, it will be filed in one of the Justice of the Peace (JP) Courts in that county.
We Serve All Justice of the Peace (JP) Courts in La Salle County
All Texas counties have at least one Justice of the Peace (JP) Court and more-populated counties can have many more. We serve all JP Courts in La Salle County
Not All Courts Are the Same
Each city, municipality and Justice of the Peace Court throughout the state has its’ own unique procedures and fine amounts for traffic tickets. The La Salle County is no exception. Knowing the procedures and guidelines for a La Salle County traffic citation 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 La Salle County traffic citation case to fight for a dismissal of the charges. Call us now at 214-999-0595 to receive your free consultation.
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