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Lewisville Traffic Lawyer

lewisville traffic lawyerIt may be hard to believe, but in most cases, it's cheaper to hire a Lewisville traffic lawyer than to handle the case yourself. It’s true! Unfortunately, most people won't hire an attorney for a traffic ticket, because they think it is too expensive. Their perception is compounded because they also don't understand the long term financial affects. I’m Lawyer Todd E. Tkach. Our law practice involves representing individuals for personal injury and criminal defense, including traffic citations. Why hire a Lewisville traffic lawyer? Money, effort, time and frustration. “Money” probably got your attention first, right?

Why you need a Lewisville traffic lawyer

Unlike many other areas of law that require high fees or high hourly billing rates, traffic citations are different. As your Lewisville traffic lawyer, we only charge a low, one time flat fee, no matter how much time it takes us complete your case. The value for that low fee I quite high. We immediately file a plea of not guilty with the court and request a pretrial hearing for your case. Communication with our clients is paramount, so we then promptly notify you of your court date by mail or email. At the pretrial hearing, we’ll meet with the prosecutor to argue your case, using the substantive and procedural laws to seek a complete dismissal of your case. If a complete dismissal is not possible, we'll negotiate with the prosecutor to keep the citation from affecting your driving record, and reduce any fine amount that may be owed. You don't even have to go to court, unless you want to set your case for trial. As your Lewisville traffic lawyer, we take care of everything from beginning to end to save you money, time, effort and frustration.

Pursuing your ticket without a Lewisville traffic lawyer could render different results. At first, it’s enticing to end your ticket situation by just simply paying it. Unfortunately, that's the worst thing you can do. It results in a conviction of the charge, which has long term affects, including increased automobile insurance rates, high fine amounts, "points" against your driving record, expensive surcharges assessed by DPS and a possible driver's license suspension. Don’t go-it-alone! Call Lawyer Todd E. Tkach now to talk with one of our paralegals, who can explain the Lewisville traffic citation process and answer all of your questions.

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What happens if I don’t hire a Lewisville traffic lawyer?

What you don’t know can hurt you!

Warrants for your arrest without a Lewisville 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 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 Lawyer 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 Lawyer Todd E. Tkach now at 214-999-0595. Our team of Lewisville 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 a Lewisville 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 Lawyer 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 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 Lawyer Todd E. Tkach represent you on your traffic tickets and protect your driver’s license.

Avoid paying surcharges with a Lewisville 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 Lawyer 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 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 Lawyer Todd E. Tkach now to protect your driving record.

Do I have to be in court with my Lewisville traffic lawyer?

In most cases, it is not necessary for you to be present with your Lewisville traffic lawyer 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! Lawyer Todd E. Tkach can make the court appearance for you. Even if you’re not there, Lawyer 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 Lewisville 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 Lawyer Todd E. Tkach to make sure your rights are protected!