Local Traffic Tickets
Plano Ticket Attorney
Plano ticket attorney Todd E. Tkach. The Plano ticket attorneys with the Law Office of Todd E. Tkach, P.C. represent people who have received traffic citations, in any jurisdiction throughout the Dallas and Fort Worth metroplex. You may wonder whether it's worth hiring a Plano ticket attorney. Unfortunately, most people don't, and end up simply paying their traffic ticket. But, that's the worst thing they can do. They probably just paid a very high fine, and by paying it, they agreed that they were guilty and now have a conviction on their driving record. Although it may initially seem trivial, a conviction can have long lasting affects, including higher auto insurance rates, points on your driving record, and surcharges from the Texas Department of Public Safety. Moreover, it can put your driver's license at risk for suspension with any future citations.
As Plano ticket attorneys, we know the financial consequences of simply paying a ticket, and have the knowledge and experience to achieve a much better result. Our goal is to have your ticket dismissed! We know the Texas Transportation Code and the Texas Rules of Criminal Procedure and how to apply those laws to the facts of your case to seek a dismissal or a favorable plea agreement. Unless you're an attorney, there's no reason you should familiarize yourself with traffic laws. That's our job. Call the Plano 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.
You also need to know that after receiving a traffic violation, you must act quickly. You only have a few days to either pay the ticket (not advised as discussed above) or set your case for a court hearing. If you don't, your case goes into warrant, which means you are subject to arrest at any time. With the Plano ticket attorneys of Todd E. Tkach, P.C. on your side, your worries are over. After hiring us, we’ll immediately send a notice of representation to the court, enter a plea of not guilty on your behalf, set your traffic case for a court hearing, attend the hearing, negotiate with the prosecutor, appear before the judge, if necessary, and promptly notify you of the result of your hearing. You don't even have to go to court, unless you want to. A Plano ticket attorney with our office will be at your court hearing to fight for a dismissal of the charges against you. If your traffic violation is not dismissed, we’ll aggressively negotiate for a favorable plea agreement with the prosecutor or take your case to trial.
What happens if I don’t hire a Plano ticket attorney?
You could get through the situation, but at what cost? What you don’t know can hurt you!
Warrants for your arrest without a Plano 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 do one of the following things: 1) wait to be arrested and sit out your time in jail; 2) pay the ticket! Which, as discussed above, is not a good option; or 3) post your own cash bond in an amount equal to the maximum fine amount, plus court costs and a warrant fee. None 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 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, and, depending on the charge, could exceed a thousand dollars. Moreover, the Court holds your cash until you resolve your traffic ticket, which could take several months. And, if you forget to attend your court hearing, you forfeit all of your cash bond.
Let me suggest an alternative. Keep your cash and protect your driving record! For a nominal fee, hire Plano ticket attorney Todd E. Tkach to post a Plano 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 Plano ticket attorney Todd E. Tkach now at 214-999-0595. Our team of Plano 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 Plano 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 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 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 ticket attorney Todd E. Tkach represent you on your traffic tickets and protect your driver’s license.
Avoid paying surcharges with a Plano 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 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 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 ticket attorney Todd E. Tkach now to protect your driving record.
Do I have to be in court with my Plano ticket attorney?
In most cases, it is not necessary for you to be present with your Plano 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 ticket attorney Todd E. Tkach can make the court appearance for you. Even if you’re not there, Plano 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 Plano 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 Plano ticket attorney Todd E. Tkach to make sure your rights are protected!