Local Traffic Tickets
Lewisville Traffic Violation
Got a Lewisville traffic violation? Now what?Well ... the worst thing you can do is nothing at all. If you do that, a warrant for your arrest will be issued. Pay the ticket? That's the second worst thing you can do, and it's exactly what the court and the police want you to do. Why? Because they collect a high fine amount from you and don't have to do anything else to get it. It seems that getting a Lewisville traffic violation is as much about raising revenue as it is traffic law enforcement.
So if you shouldn't "do nothing" and shouldn't pay your Lewisville traffic violation, what should you do? Call attorney Todd E. Tkach. The attorneys at the Law Office of Todd E. Tkach, P.C. represent people who have received traffic violations in any jurisdiction throughout North Texas, including Lewisville. The very best result, and our goal with every case, is to have your Lewisville traffic violation dismissed! Our team of attorneys and staff have the experience and skills to aggressively represent you to make sure that your rights, and your money, are protected
As stated above, simply paying your Lewisville traffic violation, either before or after a warrant has been issued, is a terrible mistake. By paying, it, you have entered a plea of guilty and are now convicted of the charge. Convictions have long term financial consequences. Depending on the charge you are convicted of, the Texas Department of Public Safety ("DPS") can charge "points" on your driving record, assess surcharges, and raise your automobile insurance rates. Call the Law Office of Todd E. Tkach now to talk with one of our courteous staff members, who can explain the Lewisville traffic violation process and answer any and all questions you may have. Even if a warrant has been issued for your arrest, we can help. We’ll post an attorney bond to lift the warrant and then get your Lewisville traffic violation case 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 Lewisville traffic violation
Why is it important to fight your Lewisville traffic violation? Simply paying your fine for a violation 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 traffic violation.
First, fight your Lewisville traffic violation 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 traffic violation could result in a dismissal of the charges. In that event, you don’t have to pay any fine!!
Second, fight your Lewisville traffic violation 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 Lewisville traffic violations. The number of “Points” charged varies depending on the type of violation you are given, but ranges from one (1) to six (6) points. A Texas driver gets 2 points for most Lewisville 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 traffic violations and protect your driver’s license.
Third, fight your Lewisville traffic violation to avoid paying surcharges
Convictions of certain Lewisville traffic 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 traffic violations 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 traffic violation to stop insurance rate increases
Convictions of Lewisville traffic violations 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 violations 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.
Lewisville traffic violations are Class C misdemeanors
All Lewisville traffic violations, 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, including traffic violations, 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 Lewisville traffic violation and make sure your rights are protected.
Do I have to be in Court on the day of my Lewisville traffic violation hearing?
In most cases, it is not necessary for you to be present on the day of your Lewisville traffic violation 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 traffic violation dismissed within a few months in the future to keep the citation off your driving record.
Not all municipal courts and the same
Each city, municipality and Justice of the Peace Court throughout the Dallas and Fort Worth metroplex has its own unique procedures and fine amounts for traffic violations. The City of Lewisville is no exception. Knowing the procedures and guidelines for a Lewisville traffic violation 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 case to fight for a dismissal of the charges. Call us now at 214-999-0595 to receive your free consultation.