Local Traffic Tickets
Lewisville Traffic Attorney
You’re having a bad day. You just got a Lewisville traffic ticket. What makes matters even worse is that you have to do something about it, or it turns into a warrant for your arrest. Hire a Lewisville traffic attorney? Yes, you should! In most cases, hiring a Lewisville traffic attorney will save you money, and the time and effort that you would otherwise spend trying to deal with it. Sure, you could just pay the ticket. Unfortunately, what you don’t know can and will hurt you.
The Lewisville traffic attorneys at the Law Office of Todd E. Tkach, P.C. represent people who have received traffic tickets in any jurisdiction throughout North Texas, including Dallas, Tarrant, Collin, Denton, Rockwall, Kaufman and Ellis counties. Contrary to what many people may think, it’s not expensive. We charge a one time, low, flat fee to take your case from the beginning to the end. Even if a warrant has already been issued it’s no problem for us. We’ll post an attorney bond to lift (remove) the warrant, set your case for court and seek a dismissal of the charge.
Many people don’t hire Lewisville traffic attorneys for their traffic tickets. Instead, they usually just pay the ticket. The only good part about paying a ticket is that it won’t go into warrant. The very bad part about paying a ticket is that it results in a conviction and becomes a part of your permanent driving record. Additionally, you likely paid way too much for the fine. A conviction also results in Texas Department of Public Safety ("DPS") "points" on your record, and possible DPS surcharges. What are “Surcharges?" That's a politically correct way of saying, DPS gets more money from you if you are convicted of a traffic ticket. Your automobile insurance rates will also increase as soon as you try to renew your insurance policy.
As stated above, a qualified Lewisville traffic attorney will save you money and time by avoiding all of the possible financial problems discussed above. We know the relevant procedural and substantive laws, and we know how to apply those laws to your specific case. Having a command of the laws gives us the opportunity to get your Lewisville traffic ticket dismissed. If an compete dismissal can’t be achieved, we'll meet with the prosecutor to reach a plea agreement to avoid a conviction, keep the traffic ticket from affecting your driving record and reduce the fine.
The financial advantages of hiring a Lewisville traffic attorney is reason enough to do so. But you also get eh savings of time and effort. No one wants to deal with a Lewisville traffic ticket. It takes time and effort to figure out what to do and to actually do it. Going to court can also be a bit intimidating. You have to deal with people who don’t care about your case and care much more about moving you through the system. Waiting in line to hear someone scream "NEXT!" is nobody’s idea of a good afternoon.
Save your money, time and effort. Hire the Lewisville traffic attorneys with the Law Office of Todd E. Tkach, P.C. Let us deal with municipal court and its’ procedures. The first thing we will do is file a notice of representation with the court, requesting that the case be placed on the next attorney pretrial docket. That stops your case from going into a warrant status. At the pretrial hearing, we’ll sit down with the prosecutor to determine the best result for your case. After we reach an acceptable plea agreement, we'll promptly notify you of the result by mail or email. Call the Lewisville traffic attorneys with the Law Office of Todd E. Tkach, P.C. now to talk with one of our traffic citation paralegals, who can explain the Lewisville traffic ticket process and answer all of your questions.
What happens if I don’t hire a Lewisville traffic attorney?
What you don’t know can hurt you!
Warrants for your arrest without a Lewisville traffic attorney
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 two things: 1) pay the maximum fine amount for the ticket; or 2) post a cash bond in an amount equal to the maximum fine amount plus court costs! Neither of those options is advisable. 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 Lewisville traffic attorney 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 Lewisville traffic 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 traffic 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 traffic 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 traffic 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 traffic 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 traffic attorney?
In most cases, it is not necessary for you to be present with your Lewisville traffic 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 traffic 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!