Local Traffic Tickets
Lewisville Ticket Attorney
Many people have inquired about whether it's better to hire a Lewisville ticket attorney. Most don't, and usually just pay their traffic ticket. Unfortunately, paying their traffic ticket is the worst thing they can do. Not only did they pay a very high fine amount, but they plead guilty to the charge, which results in a conviction on their driving record. As Lewisville ticket attorneys, we know the long-term affects of convictions on your driving record. Higher insurance rates, points on your driving record, surcharges from the Texas Department of Public Safety and a possible driver's license suspension.
As Lewisville ticket attorneys, we know how much money it can cost with convictions. We know well the Texas Transportation Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure and how to apply those laws to the specific facts of your case. We have the knowledge, skill and experience to achieve a much better result than simply paying your traffic ticket and getting a conviction. We all have our vocations. If you're not an attorney, there's no reason you should know anything about Texas traffic laws. That's our job! Call the Lewisville ticket attorneys with the Law Office of Todd E. Tkach now to talk with one of our ticket specialists who can explain the Lewisville traffic ticket process and answer all of your questions.
You also need to know that after receiving a traffic violation, you must act quickly. You only have a few days until a warrant for your arrest gets issued. With the Lewisville ticket attorneys of Todd E. Tkach, P.C. on your side, your worries are over. After hiring us, we’ll immediately file a plea of not guilty with the court and set your traffic ticket or traffic violation case for a court hearing. Whether you choose to go to court or not, a Lewisville ticket attorney with our office will be at your court hearing to meet with the prosecutor and fight for a dismissal of the charge. If your traffic ticket is not completely dismissed, we’ll aggressively negotiate for a favorable plea agreement with the prosecutor to reduce your fine amount and protect your driving record. If the offer isn't satisfactory, we'll take your case to trial.
What happens if I don’t hire a Lewisville ticket attorney?
What you don’t know can hurt you!
Warrants for your arrest without a Lewisville ticket attorney
After you receive a Lewisville 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 your Lewisville traffic ticket with the court unless and until you take direct action. You could just wait to be arrested and sit in jail until a Lewisville judge determines that you have "sat out" your fine. NOT a good option! You could also just pay the ticket. But, as discussed above, that's a very bad idea. You could instead, post a cash bond in an amount equal to the maximum fine amount plus court costs and the warrant fee. However, the cash bond will likely be several hundred dollars, if not in excess of a thousand dollars. And, the court holds your cash until you appear in court to resolve your case. If you fail to appear, you forfeit your cash.
There is a much better alternative. Keep your cash and protect your driving record! For a nominal fee, hire attorney Todd E. Tkach to post a bond, lift the warrant and go to court to fight for a dismissal of your Lewisville 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 Lewisville ticket attorneys 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 Lewisville ticket attorney
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 a Lewisville ticket attorney
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 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 Lewisville ticket attorney
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 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 a Lewisville ticket attorney
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 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 Lewisville ticket attorney?
In most cases, it is not necessary for you to be present with your Lewisville ticket attorney 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 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.
Attorney 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 Lewisville ticket attorneys 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!