Local Traffic Tickets
Plano Speeding Ticket Attorney
Money is not the only thing you will save by hiring a Plano speeding ticket attorney. You'll also save the time, effort and frustration. Many people don't hire attorneys for speeding tickets either because they think it will cost too much, they think it's easier to just pay it, or they got advice from a good friend about how to "fix" the ticket. Unfortunately, in most cases, they are wrong.
I’m Plano speeding ticket attorney Todd E. Tkach. At the Law Office of Todd E. Tkach, P.C., we represent people who have received traffic citations, in any jurisdiction throughout the Dallas and Fort Worth metroplex. For a low, one time flat fee, we will handle your traffic ticket case from beginning to end.
Simply paying your speeding ticket is a bad idea. You're doing exactly what the court and the police want you to do. By doing so, you are likely paying too much for the ticket and are pleading guilty, which means you are convicted of the charge. As your Plano speeding ticket attorney, our goal is to have your ticket dismissed, thereby eliminating any fine. We know the Texas Transportation Code and the Texas Rules of Criminal Procedure, and we know how to use those procedural and substantive laws to seek a dismissal of our case. If we can't get an outright dismissal, we'll negotiate with the prosecutor to avoid a conviction and reduce the fine amount as much as possible. Avoiding a conviction is paramount. Failing to do so results in Texas Department of Public Safety "points" against your driving record, "surcharges," and increased auto insurance rates. Call the Plano speeding ticket 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.
With the Plano speeding ticket attorneys of Todd E. Tkach, P.C. on your side, your worries are over. You won't have to lift a finger. You don't have to worrry about taking time off work to set your case for a hearing or to attend the hearing. You don't have to worry about waiting in line to talk to the prosecutor, or what you'll say when you get there. You don't have to worry about going before the Judge to find out what the result of your case will be. Instead, for a nominal fee, hire Todd E. Tkach as your Plano speeding ticket attorney. We’ll immediately send a notice of representation to the court, thereby preventing your case from going into warrant, enter a plea of not guilty on your behalf and set your speeding ticket case for a pretrial hearing. At the hearing, we'll fight for a dismissal of the charges against you. If your speeding or traffic ticket is not dismissed, we’ll aggressively negotiate for a favorable plea agreement with the prosecutor or take your case to trial. Don't wait. You only have a few days after you receive a speeding ticket to either pay it or set it for a hearing. If you don't, a warrant for your arrest will be issued. Put your mind at ease and call the Plano speeding ticket attorneys with the Law Office of Todd E. Tkach.
What happens if I don’t hire a Plano speeding ticket attorney?
What you don’t know can hurt you! Handling your own case with no prior experience or relying on the bad advice of a well meaning friend can be disastrous.
Warrants for your arrest without a Plano speeding ticket attorney
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 take direct action. You could just wait to be arrested and sit in jail until the judge of the court determines that you have "sat out" your fine. NOT a good option! You could also just pay the ticket. But, as discussed above, that's a very bad idea. You could instead, post a cash bond in an amount equal to the maximum fine amount plus court costs and the warrant fee. However, the cash bond will likely be several hundred dollars, if not in excess of a thousand dollars. And, the court holds your cash until you appear in court to resolve your case. If you fail to appear, you forfeit your cash.
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. You don’t even have to go to court, unless you want to. Don’t wait. Call Plano speeding ticket attorney Todd E. Tkach now at 214-999-0595. Our team of Plano speeding 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 Plano speeding 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 Plano speeding 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 Plano speeding 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 Plano speeding ticket attorney Todd E. Tkach represent you on your traffic tickets and protect your driver’s license.
Avoid paying surcharges with a Plano speeding 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 Plano speeding 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 Plano speeding 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 Plano speeding ticket attorney Todd E. Tkach now to protect your driving record.
Do I have to be in court with my Plano speeding ticket attorney?
In most cases, it is not necessary for you to be present with your Plano speeding 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! Plano speeding ticket attorney Todd E. Tkach can make the court appearance for you. Even if you’re not there, Plano speeding 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 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 attorney Todd E. Tkach to make sure your rights are protected!