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Mesquite Traffic Attorney

mesquite traffic attorneyYou just got a Mesquite traffic ticket. Now what? You should consider hiring a Mesquite traffic attorney. Most people don't even think of hiring a Mesquite traffic attorney for their traffic tickets; usually because they think it's too expensive. In most cases, it ends up being less expensive. I'm attorney, Todd E. Tkach. At the Law Office of Todd E. Tkach, P.C., we represent people throughout the Dallas and Fort Worth metroplex and all of North Texas who have received traffic tickets in any jurisdiction, including Mesquite. The Mesquite traffic attorneys at the Law Office of Todd E. Tkach, P.C. have the experience, skills and education to reach the best result possible for you. Our goal is to have your ticket dismissed!

Attorneys practicing other areas of law frequently charge huge fees for legal representation. But we represent people for Mesquite traffic tickets for a low, one time flat fee, no matter how much time it takes us to complete the case. We take care of everything from the beginning of the case to a final dismissal. In most cases, you don't even have to appear in court, unless you want to. After hiring us as your Mesquite traffic attorney, we'll file a plea of not guilty with the court, schedule a hearing on the plea docket, meet with the prosecutor at the hearing, negotiate a favorable plea agreement and promptly notify you of the result of your case by mail or email.

Why you need a Mesquite traffic attorney

Initially, it may appear easy to be simply take care of your own Mesquite traffic ticket. You could do nothing, or just pay the ticket. But those are not good options. Doing nothing results in a warrant for your arrest being issued. The warrant remains active until you take some direct action. At this point, you must post a bond and schedule your case for a hearing with the court. With or without a warrant, just paying the ticket results in a conviction of the charge, which remains permanently on your driving record. Additionally,convictions have long term consequences that can be very expensive. Higher automobile insurance premiums, "points" on your driving record, "surcharges" from the Texas Department of Public Safety ("DPS"), and a possible driver's license suspension. As licensed Mesquite traffic attorneys, we know that the Texas Transportation Code and the Texas Rules of Criminal Procedure, and how to use those laws to seek a dismissal of your case. If we can't get a complete dismissal, we'll apply the substantive and procedural laws to the specific facts of your case to reach the best outcome possible. Avoiding the unknown potential problems can save you a lot of money. Don’t go-it-alone! Call the Mesquite traffic attorneys with the Law Office of Todd E. Tkach now to talk with one of our courteous staff members, who can explain the traffic citation process, answer any questions you may have, and ultimately resolve your traffic ticket case.

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What happens if I don’t hire a Mesquite traffic attorney?

Everyone has the right to represent themselves in court. But what you don’t know can hurt you!

"He who represents himself has a fool for a client."

  • Abraham Lincoln

Warrants for your arrest without a Mesquite traffic 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 warrant for your arrest will be issued. In that event, you cannot resolve that traffic violation with the court unless and until you pay the maximum fine amount for the ticket, plus a warrant fee, post a cash bond in an amount equal to the maximum fine amount plus court costs and the warrant fee, get arrested and sit out your fine amount, or hire a Mesquite traffic attorney. The first three options are not advisable. If you simply pay the ticket, or "sit it out," 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 violation, which could take several months.

Let me suggest an alternative. Keep your cash and protect your driving record! For a nominal fee, hire Mesquite traffic attorney Todd E. Tkach to post a Mesquite traffic 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 traffic attorney Todd E. Tkach now at 214-999-0595. Our team of Mesquite traffic 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 traffic 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 traffic 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 traffic 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 traffic attorney Todd E. Tkach represent you on your traffic tickets and protect your driver’s license.

Avoid paying surcharges with a Mesquite traffic 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 traffic 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 traffic 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 traffic attorney Todd E. Tkach now to protect your driving record.

Do I have to be in court with my Mesquite traffic attorney?

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