Local Traffic Tickets
Mesquite Ticket Attorney
There are many reason to hire a Mesquite ticket attorney. Unfortunately, most people do not hire attorneys for their Mesquite traffic tickets. That's usually because they think it will cost too much. Sometimes, they have a well meaning, but naive friend, who told them how to "fix" the ticket. Unfortunately, they usually end up spending more money, time effort and frustration than if they had just hired a Mesquite ticket attorney at the beginning. That's probably why the most popular reasons to hire a Mesquite ticket attorney are convenience, cost and the possibility of a complete dismissal.
Hiring a Mesquite ticket attorney can save you money, time and frustration. Not only can we likely save you money with the elimination or reduction of the fine, but we can also save the long term costs. "Long term costs," you ask? Ya, ... just paying the ticket is not a good idea. Initially, it seems like the quickest and cheapest way to solve the problem. But it's not! Doing so results in a conviction. The future costs of a conviction include increased automobile insurance rates, Texas Department of Public Safety surcharges, and "points" on your driving record.
Additionally, making arrangements to go to court, and actually going to court will be very time consuming. And, after you get there, what do you do. How do you get a good result? How do you know if you got a good result? We have a good idea to answer all of those questions. Don't! Instead, hire attorney Todd E. Tkach for a low, one time flat fee. Let us deal with hassle of municipal courts; the parking, the over zealous security guard at the metal detector, the not so polite clerk who takes your frustration to a new level, and the judge, who's more interested in getting through the docket than hearing your story.
What happens if I don’t hire a Mesquite ticket attorney?
"He who represents himself has a fool for a client."
- Abraham Lincoln
Warrants for your arrest without a Mesquite ticket attorney
After you receive a Mesquite 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 Mesquite traffic warrant for your arrest will be issued. In that event, you cannot resolve your Mesquite traffic ticket with the court unless and until you do one of the following things: 1) pay the maximum fine amount for the ticket, along with a warrant fee and possibly collection fees; or 2) post a cash bond in an amount equal to the maximum fine amount plus court costs, a warrant fee and possibly collection fees! 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 is also not advised. The amount of the cash bond will be several hundred dollars. Depending on the charged violation, it could exceed a thousand dollars. And, you still have to go to court to resolve your underlying ticket. If you don't, you forfeit your cash bond and another warrant for your arrest is issued.
Let me suggest an alternative. Keep your cash and protect your driving record! For a nominal fee, hire Mesquite ticket attorney Todd E. Tkach to post a Mesquite ticket 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 Mesquite ticket attorney Todd E. Tkach now at 214-999-0595. Our team of Mesquite ticket 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 Mesquite ticket 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 Mesquite ticket 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 Mesquite ticket 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 Mesquite ticket attorney Todd E. Tkach represent you on your traffic tickets and protect your driver’s license.
Avoid paying surcharges with a Mesquite ticket 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 Mesquite ticket 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 Mesquite ticket 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 Mesquite ticket attorney Todd E. Tkach now to protect your driving record.
Do I have to be in court with my Mesquite ticket attorney?
In most cases, it is not necessary for you to be present with your Mesquite ticket 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! Mesquite ticket attorney Todd E. Tkach can make the court appearance for you. Even if you’re not there, Mesquite ticket 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 Mesquite ticket 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 Mesquite ticket attorney Todd E. Tkach to make sure your rights are protected!