Local Traffic Tickets
Plano Speeding Ticket Lawyer
A Plano speeding ticket lawyer could save you money. Surprised? Not only money, but time, effort and frustration. I'm attorney, Todd E. Tkach. Our law practice includes personal injury and criminal defense, including representing individuals who have received traffic citations. Many people have hired us as their Plano speeding ticket lawyer. We go to all of the municipal and Justice of the Peace courts throughout the greater Dallas and Fort Worth metroplex, including all courts in Dallas, Tarrant, Collin, Denton, Rockwall, Kaufman and Ellis counties.
Will it cost a lot of money to hire Todd E. Tkach as your Plano speeding ticket lawyer? No! For a one time, low flat fee, we will handle your case from beginning to end. You don't have to do anything. You don't even have to go to court, unless you want to or if you want to have a trial. Our goal is to save you money, time, effort and frustration. A dismissal of your ticket is the best result. If that can't be achieved, protection of your driving record and a reduced fine amount is the next best thing. As licensed Plano speeding ticket lawyers, we know the relevant procedural and substantive laws (primarily the Texas Transportation Code and the Texas Rules of Criminal Procedure) and we know how to apply those laws to the facts of each particular case. You can actually save money by hiring us. Call the Plano speeding ticket lawyers 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.
In addition to the immediate savings enjoyed by a dismissal or a fine reduction, you'll save the long term expenses incurred by accepting a conviction of the charge. A conviction occurs when you pay the ticket without going to court. It will cause increased auto insurance rates, Texas Department of Public Safety "points" on your driving record, surcharges, and a possible driver's license suspension. If that weren't enough, you also save the time, effort and frustration that you will undoubtedly incur by trying to handle the ticket on your own. With the Plano speeding ticket lawyers of Todd E. Tkach, P.C. on your side, your worries are over. Let us communicate with the court, deal with the overzealous security guard at the court's metal detector, deal with the bossy clerk, negotiate with the aggressive prosecutor and make your appearance in front of the judge. When our work is completed, we'll send you a letter or email informing you of anything you need to do to finalize your case. Don't wait. Call the attorneys with Todd E. Tkach, P.C. now to hire us as your Plano speeding ticket lawyers.
What happens if I don’t hire a Plano speeding ticket lawyer?
It depends, in large measure, on what you do. What you don’t know can hurt you!
Warrants for your arrest without a Plano speeding ticket lawyer
After you receive a Plano traffic ticket, you only have a few days to either pay the ticket or set it for a court hearing. If you don't, Plano issues a warrant for your arrest. With an active warrant for your arrest, you must take action. That problem won't just go away. Among your options are the following:
- You could just do nothing. If you do that, you're just waiting to be arrested, and eventually, you will be. Once arrested, you must sit in jail until the judge of the court determines that you have served enough time to pay for your fine and warrant fee. Plano usually requires 1 day in jail for each $100.00 of outstanding fines and court costs. Even the most resilient of people won't choose this option.
- You could just go pay the ticket. But, by now, there's a warrant fee and perhaps a collection fee. Also, as discussed above, just paying the ticket is a terrible idea. It results in a conviction on your permanent record and could cost more money in increased auto insurance rates and Texas Department of Public Safety surcharges.
- You could post a cash bond with the court. Of course, the cash necessary for that bond would be several hundred dollars and perhaps in excess of a thousand dollars, depending on the charge. That would lift the warrant, but your troubles are far from over at that point. You still have to go to court to resolve your case. If you fail to appear for court, you forfeit your entire cash bond. If you do show up for court, what do you do at at that point?
Let me suggest an alternative. Keep your cash and protect your driving record! For a nominal fee, hire Plano speeding ticket lawyer Todd E. Tkach to post a Plano speeding ticket lawyer 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 lawyer Todd E. Tkach now at 214-999-0595. Our team of Plano speeding ticket lawyers 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 Plano speeding ticket lawyer
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 lawyer 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 lawyer
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 lawyer Todd E. Tkach represent you on your traffic tickets and protect your driver’s license.
Avoid paying surcharges with a Plano speeding ticket lawyer
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 lawyer 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 lawyer
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 lawyer Todd E. Tkach now to protect your driving record.
Do I have to be in court with my Plano speeding ticket lawyer?
In most cases, it is not necessary for you to be present with your Plano speeding ticket lawyer 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 lawyer Todd E. Tkach can make the court appearance for you. Even if you’re not there, Plano speeding ticket lawyer 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 Plano speeding ticket lawyers 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 Plano speeding ticket lawyer Todd E. Tkach to make sure your rights are protected!