Local Traffic Tickets
Little Elm Traffic Ticket Lawyer
Have you received a Little Elm traffic ticket? You could save a lot of time, effort, money and frustration by hiring a Little Elm traffic ticket lawyer. A Little Elm traffic ticket won’t just go away. In fact, you have to take action pretty quickly, or your Little Elm traffic ticket turns into a warrant for your arrest. I’m attorney Todd E. Tkach. We are Little Elm traffic ticket lawyers. Our law practice includes traffic ticket defense as part of the criminal defense section of our law practice. We represent people who have received traffic citations in any jurisdiction throughout North Texas. Our primary objective is to get your traffic ticket dismissed. If a complete dismissal is not possible, then protection of your driving record and a reduction of the fine amount is our goal.
Without a Little Elm traffic ticket lawyer, you have to resolve your Little Elm traffic ticket yourself. But, how do you do that? You could just pay the ticket. Sounds like the easy and the right thing to do, but actually, it’s the worst thing you can do. By paying your Little Elm traffic ticket, you are pleading guilty to the charge and it becomes a permanent conviction of your driving record. There are many long term consequences of convictions, including high fine amounts, higher auto insurance rates, “points” on your driving record and surcharges from the Texas Department of Public Safety. So, if you’re not supposed to pay your Little Elm traffic ticket, what do you do? You have to fight it. The only way to do that is to take it to court.
Hire attorney Todd E. Tkach and let us do all of the work to get your Little Elm traffic ticket dismissed. You won’t have to do anything and you won’t have to worry about it. Let us deal with the municipal court and their procedures and rules. After hiring Todd E. Tkach as your Little Elm traffic ticket lawyer, we’ll immediately file a plea of not guilty with the Court and demand a pretrial hearing where we’ll meet with the prosecutor to seek a dismissal of your case. Even if we can't get an outright dismissal, we'll negotiate with the prosecutor of the court to keep the citation from affecting your driving record and reduce the fine as much as possible. As licensed Little Elm traffic ticket lawyers, we know the Texas Transportation Code and the Texas Rules of Criminal Procedure, and how to apply those laws to the specific facts of your case. Call the Little Elm traffic ticket lawyers with the Law Office of Todd E. Tkach now to talk with one of our courteous staff members, who can explain the Little Elm traffic ticket process and answer any question you may have.
What Happens if I Don’t Hire a Little Elm Traffic Ticket Lawyer?
What you don’t know can hurt you!
Warrants for Your Arrest Without a Little Elm Traffic Ticket 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 Little Elm traffic ticket 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 Little Elm traffic ticket 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 Little Elm Traffic Ticket 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 Little Elm Traffic Ticket 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 Little Elm Traffic Ticket 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 Little Elm Traffic Ticket 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 tickets 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 Little Elm Traffic Ticket Lawyer?
In most cases, it is not necessary for you to be present with your Little Elm traffic ticket 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 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!