Local Traffic Tickets
Plano Speeding Ticket
Getting a Plano speeding ticket is a real pain in the neck. You only have a few days to take some action to resolve it, or your situation gets dramatically worse. In fact, you've got 14 days to either pay the Plano speeding ticket or set it for court. If you don't do either, a warrant for your arrest will be issued. If that happens, you remain subject to arrest at any time while that warrant remains active.
So, what should you do? Pay it? The only good thing about that choice is that a warrant for your arrest won't be issued. The consequences of that choice are that you'll probably pay too much for the fine, you'll get a conviction on your permanent record, you WILL get an increase in your automobile insurance rates, you will get Texas Department of Public Safety "points" on your record and you might have to pay "surcharges," in addition to your fine. So, simply paying your Plano speeding ticket is not a good option. Don’t just pay your Plano speeding ticket and don’t just do nothing at all. Instead, call attorney Todd E. Tkach. The attorneys at the Law Office of Todd E. Tkach, P.C. represent people who have received citations in any jurisdiction throughout the Dallas and Fort Worth metroplex. Our goal is to have your Plano speeding ticket dismissed! Our team of attorneys and staff have the experience and skills to aggressively represent you to make sure that your rights are protected.
Pay attorney, Todd E. Tkach, a low, one time flat fee, and let us do all of the worrying about your Plano speeding ticket case. But, we're not worred. We do this all the time. When you hire us, we’ll immediately enter a plea of not guilty on your behalf, set your Plano speeding ticket case for a pretrial hearing, attend the hearing, meet with the prosecutor, and aggressively pursue a dismissal of your case. If your Plano speeding ticket is not dismissed, we’ll aggressively negotiate for a favorable plea agreement with the prosecutor or take your case to trial. Even if a warrant has been issued for your arrest, we can help. We’ll post an attorney bond to lift (remove) the warrant and then get your 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 Plano speeding ticket
Why is it important to fight your Plano speeding ticket? Simply paying your fine for a Plano speeding ticket means that you agree that you are “guilty” of the charge. Being convicted of, or found guilty of a Plano speeding ticket can have serious consequences. There are at least four (4) major reasons to fight a Plano speeding ticket.
First, fight your Plano speeding ticket to avoid paying a fine
If you are guilty, you must pay a monetary fine. Depending on the Plano speeding ticket involved, the fine could be several hundred dollars. Hiring Todd E. Tkach to fight your Plano speeding ticket could result in a dismissal of the charges. In that event, you don’t have to pay any fine!!
Second, fight your Plano speeding ticket 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 Plano speeding tickets. The number of “Points” charged varies depending on the type of Plano speeding 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. 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 Plano speeding tickets and protect your driver’s license.
Third, fight your Plano speeding ticket to avoid paying surcharges
Convictions of certain Plano speeding tickets 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 Plano speeding tickets. Call Todd E. Tkach now! We’ll fight for a dismissal of these Plano speeding 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.
Fourth, fight your Plano speeding ticket to stop insurance rate increases
Convictions of Plano speeding 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 Plano 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 attorney Todd E. Tkach now to protect your driving record.
Speeding tickets are Class C misdemeanors
All Plano speeding tickets, 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 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 make sure your rights are protected.
Do I have to be in Court on the day of my Plano speeding ticket hearing?
In most cases, it is not necessary for you to be present on the day of your Plano speeding 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! 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 Plano speeding ticket dismissed outright! If we can’t get an outright dismissal, we’ll aggressively negotiate to get the Plano speeding ticket dismissed within a few months in the future to keep the citation off your driving record.
Not all municipal courts are the same
Each city, municipality and Justice of the Peace Court throughout the Dallas / Fort Worth metroplex has its’ own unique procedures and fine amounts for speeding tickets. Each court has its’ own procedures and guidelines. Knowing each court’s procedures and guidelines is crucial to achieving a favorable outcome. Regardless of the city or town that gave you a speeding ticket, 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 particular case to fight for a dismissal of the charges. Call us now at 214-999-0595 to receive your free consultation.