Local Traffic Tickets
Lewisville Speeding Ticket
Don't just pay your Lewisville speeding ticket! At first, that seems easier than fighting it. But, other than doing nothing and letting your Lewisville speeding ticket go into warrant, that's the worst thing you can do. Simply paying the ticket is exactly what the police and the Lewisville Municipal Court want you to do. Why? Because it's easier for them. They collect their revenue and don't have to put forth any additional effort to get it. And, they collect all that they are asking for. Worst of all, there are serious long term problems when you simply pay a speeding ticket. You could get a dismissal or reduced fine by fighting it in court, and could avoid the long term ill effects.
If you got a Lewisville speeding ticket, you have only a few days to either pay it or set it for a hearing. If you don't do either,a warrant for your arrest will be issued. But, simply paying your Lewisville speeding ticket means that you are guilty and are convicted of the charge. Convictions are not good because they have long reaching and long term negative consequences. Convictions can and will increase your automobile insurance rates. Depending on the charge a conviction will cause the assessment of a surcharge from the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS). Additionally, you receive one or more "points" on your driving record for each conviction. The more points you have, the closer you are to a driver's license suspension.
Don’t just pay your Lewisville speeding ticket and don’t 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 tickets in any jurisdiction throughout the North Texas area, including all courts in Dallas, Tarrant, Denton, Collin, Rockwall, Kaufman and Ellis counties. Our goal is to save you time, effort and money by fighting your speeding ticket in court. A complete dismissal of the charge is the best result. If that's not possible, we'll use the procedural and substantive laws to the facts of your specific case to achieve achieve the best possible result, including keeping the speeding ticket off your driving record and reducing the fine amount.
Our team of attorneys and staff have the experience and skills to aggressively represent you to make sure that your rights, time and money are protected. Call the Law Office of Todd E. Tkach now to talk with one of our courteous staff members, who can explain the Lewisville speeding ticket process, answer any questions you may have, and ultimately resolve your Lewisville speeding ticket case. We’ll immediately file a plea of not guilty and set your case for a pretrial hearing. We’ll then promptly notify you of your court date and will appear before the judge on the date of your pretrial hearing to fight for a dismissal of the speeding ticket you received. If your Lewisville speeding ticket is not dismissed, we’ll aggressively negotiate with the prosecutor to reduce your fine amount and to keep the citation from affecting your driving record. If we're not satisfied with the offer, we'll 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 case set for a hearing. When the case is completed, we’ll promptly notify you by email or regular mail of the result. You don’t even have to go to court, unless you want to, or unless you want to go to trial. Call Lewisville speeding ticket attorney Todd E. Tkach now at 214-999-0595
Why you should fight your Lewisville speeding ticket
Why is it important to fight your ticket? Simply paying your fine for a Lewisville speeding ticket means that you agree that you are “guilty” of the charge. Being convicted of, or found guilty of a violation can have serious consequences. There are at least four (4) major reasons to fight a Lewisville speeding ticket.
First, fight your Lewisville speeding ticket to avoid paying a fine
If you are guilty, you must pay a monetary fine. Depending on the violation involved, the fine could be several hundred dollars. Hiring Todd E. Tkach to fight your Lewisville speeding ticket could result in a dismissal of the charges. In that event, you don’t have to pay any fine!!
Second, fight your Lewisville speeding ticket 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 violations. The number of “Points” charged varies depending on the type of Lewisville speeding ticket 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 Lewisville speeding tickets and protect your driver’s license.
Third, fight your Lewisville speeding ticket to avoid paying surcharges
Convictions of certain 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 violations. Call Todd E. Tkach now! We’ll fight for a dismissal of these Lewisville speeding 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.
Fourth, fight your Lewisville speeding ticket to stop insurance rate increases
Convictions of Lewisville speeding 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 Lewisville 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.
Speeding tickets are Class C misdemeanors
All Lewisville speeding tickets, 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 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 make sure your rights are protected.
Do I have to be in Court on the day of my Lewisville speeding ticket hearing?
In most cases, it is not necessary for you to be present on the day of your Lewisville speeding 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 case dismissed outright! If we can’t get an outright dismissal, we’ll aggressively negotiate to get the Lewisville speeding ticket dismissed within a few months in the future to keep the citation off your driving record.
Not all municipal courts are the same
Each city, municipality and Justice of the Peace Court throughout the Dallas / Fort Worth metroplex has its’ own unique procedures and fine amounts for speeding tickets. Each court has its’ own procedures and guidelines. Knowing each court’s procedures and guidelines is crucial to achieving a favorable outcome. Regardless of the city or town that gave you a speeding ticket, 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 particular case to fight for a dismissal of the charges. Call us now at 214-999-0595 to receive your free consultation.