Local Traffic Tickets
McKinney Municipal Court Warrant
At the Law Office of Todd E. Tkach, our attorneys handle McKinney municipal court warrant cases frequently and effectively. It is our goal to help keep money in your pocket and convictions off your driving record! If you’ve received a McKinney municipal court warrant you need to act with urgency as you could be arrested at any time.
When you receive a traffic ticket, you have a very short allotment of time to pay up on fines or set a court date to fight the charge(s) against you. When you do neither, a McKinney municipal court warrant is issued for your arrest. Once your traffic ticket is in warrant status, you have even fewer options and none of them are favorable! Now, just to get the warrant status lifted all you can do is: a) Post a cash bond equal to the max fine amount of your ticket PLUS court costs or; b) Pay the maximum fine for the ticket. Both of these options are for the birds. Why?
If you pay the maximum fine for your McKinney municipal court warrant, not only are you shelling out the most money possible, you’re also admitting guilt and therefore adding a conviction to your driving record. This can be very problematic in the long run! If you take the latter option of posting a cash bond, your money can be tied up for months while your traffic ticket is resolved. Also, the cash necessary for a bond equal to court costs and the maximum fine will be upwards of several hundred dollars. Do you have that kind of money lying around to tie up for months on end?
It doesn’t matter if you straight up forgot to call the court regarding your traffic violation and it slipped into warrant status – you will still be taken to jail if found by the police! If you call us now we will immediately post an attorney bond to lift the McKinney municipal court warrant and set your case up for a court hearing.
The attorneys at the Law Office of Todd E. Tkach, P.C. fight for a dismissal every time. For a small fee you’ll have a knowledgeable and driven attorney on your side that knows the ins-and-outs of McKinney municipal court warrants. Don’t go it alone! We’re here to help. Call now.
Types of McKinney municipal court warrants
Generally, there are two types of McKinney municipal court warrants for citations; Alias warrants and Capias warrants:
Alias warrants go into effect after you receive a traffic citation if before your appearance date, you fail to either: 1) pay your traffic citation; or 2) request a court hearing. After the McKinney municipal court warrant is issued, if you are stopped, for any reason, you are subject to arrest. Are you in this situation now? Do you have outstanding Alias warrants? Call attorney Todd E. Tkach now! We can post an attorney bond to lift the McKinney municipal court warrant for your arrest and set your case for hearing. At the hearing, we strive for a dismissal of the charge(s) against you. If a dismissal can’t be obtained, we’ll aggressively negotiate to obtain the best possible result for you.
Capias warrants are issued when you fail to comply with a plea agreement that you entered into regarding a previous citation. It may be that you agreed to pay a certain fine within a certain time and to not get any other traffic citations within a certain time period. Failure to comply with any part of that agreement will result in a Capias warrant being issued for your arrest. In this situation, it’s probably too late for us to be able to help. You must either pay the fine or remain subject to arrest at any time.
McKinney Municipal Court Warrant roundups
From time to time, anywhere from two (2) to four (4) times per year, most cities and municipalities in the Dallas and Ft. Worth metroplex conduct warrant roundups. What is a warrant roundup? This is when cities and jurisdictions devise and implement plans to actively pursue the arrest of anyone who has outstanding warrants for traffic citations. However, some jurisdictions don’t bother with warrant roundups, but rather have a year –round program to actively arrest anyone with outstanding warrants from that jurisdiction. If you think this can’t happen to you, think again! Many times, we have posted attorney bonds to bail people out of jail who had outstanding McKinney municipal court warrants who were arrested during routine traffic stops, at work or at home. Law enforcement officers do not discriminate when it comes to outstanding McKinney municipal court warrants. They will show up at the homes and/or work places of anyone who has outstanding McKinney municipal court warrants, and arrest them. Don’t let this happen to you!
Additional Information About Warrant Roundups
Getting Yourself Arrested for a Ticket Warrant Is Expensive
Getting arrested on an outstanding warrant for an unpaid ticket is the most expensive way to resolve your traffic ticket! First, you will have to bond yourself out of jails with a cash bond for the full amount owed. Second, you will face the highest amount of the fine, known as the "window rate." Thirdly, you will face additional fees for court costs and the collection expense of arresting you. Fourth, if you were pulled over while driving and arrested, your car might be impounded and you might face towing and impound fees to get your car back. Finally, you could also face significant State of Texas surcharges. Plus, you will loose more money from the resulting time away from work, plus the embarrassment of being arrested. This is the worst and most expensive of all possible outcomes.
If you have one or more outstanding warrants for your arrest for unpaid traffic tickets, there are much more favorable outcomes possible that will cost less and eliminate additional the hassle.
Todd E. Tkach Can Lift Your Warrant
Let me suggest an alternative. Keep your cash and protect your driving record! For a nominal fee, hire attorney Todd E. Tkach, to post an attorney bond, lift the warrant and go to court to fight for a dismissal of the traffic ticket. The process is very easy and quick. All you have to do is sign a bond form for us to process and file with the court. You don’t even have to go to court, unless you want to. We’ll take care of everything and will promptly notify you of the court result. Just call us at 214-999-0595 to talk with one of our courteous staff members.