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Plano Traffic Lawyer
Getting a traffic ticket really stinks! The only thing worse is having to take care of it. Should you hire a Plano traffic lawyer? If you don't, you better do something pretty quickly. You only have a few days to either set it for a court hearing or pay the ticket. If you don't do either, a warrant for your arrest will be issued. Paying the ticket sounds like the easiest way to go. It's not! If you do so, you are pleading guilty to the charge, which is a conviction and a permanent blemish on your driving record. But, so what, "blemishes don't bother me." Maybe not you, but they really bother your auto insurance company, which will raise your rates for a conviction. Time to hire a Plano traffic lawyer? The Texas Department of Public Safety, ... you know, the guys who determine if you can get or keep a driver's license, ... don't like convictions much either. In fact, they give you "points" for convictions. Hey, I got "points!" That sounds like a good thing, right? But it's not. Too many points and they slap you with "surcharges." That doesn't even sound good! Because it's not. Getting points and surcharges also moves you closer to a driver's license suspension.
You could go to court and fight your ticket. Without a Plano traffic lawyer, what do you do? Go to the court? When? What do you do when you get there? How much time is going to take for you to request a hearing, go to court and eventually talk with a prosecutor or the Judge? Even if you do, what are you going to say? "I didn't do it!," "Everyone else around me was going the same speed," "My foot accidentally hit the gas pedal for just a second," "I had to go to the bathroom really badly!" "Why me!?" We've heard them all. So have the prosecutors and the courts. Excuses and stories won't help you. You need the help of an experienced and qualified Plano traffic lawyer. I'm attorney, Todd E. Tkach. At the Law Office of Todd E. Tkach, P.C. we represent people who have received traffic citations in any court throughout the greater Dallas and Fort Worth Metroplex. Our goal is to have your ticket dismissed! As licensed Plano traffic lawyers, we know that the Texas Transportation Code and the Texas Rules of Criminal Procedure contain hundreds of laws dealing specifically and solely with traffic ticket citations. Additionally, each city, town and municipality has its’ own unique procedures and fines regarding traffic tickets. Don’t go-it-alone! Call the Plano traffic lawyers with the Law Office of Todd E. Tkach now to talk with one of our courteous staff members, who can explain the traffic ticket citation process, answer any questions you may have, and ultimately resolve your traffic ticket case.
Save your time, effort and frustration and pay the Plano traffic lawyers of Todd E. Tkach, P.C. a low, one time flat fee to handle your case from cradle to grave. We’ll immediately send a notice of representation to the court, enter a plea of not guilty on your behalf and set your traffic ticket or speeding ticket case for a court hearing. At the hearing, we'll use the procedural and substantive laws as they apply to the facts of your case to pursue a dismissal of your traffic ticket. If a complete dismissal can't be achieved, we'll aggressively negotiate with the prosecutor or Judge to keep your driving record clean and reduce the fine amount as much as possible. Of course, if you choose, we'll take your case to trial. Don't wait, call Todd E. Tkach now for your free consultation.
What happens if I don’t hire a Plano traffic lawyer?
Well, you have to do something. Unfortunately, what you don’t know can hurt you!
Warrants for your arrest without a Plano traffic lawyer
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 get arrested and sit in jail until the judge determines that you've spent enough time in jail to "sit out" your fine; 2) pay the ticket! Which includes the maximum fine amount for the ticket, plus an additional amount for the warrant fee; 3) post a cash bond in an amount equal to the maximum fine amount plus court costs and the warrant fee; or 4) hire Todd E. Tkach for a small fee to post an attorney bond to lift the warrant, set your case for a hearing, go to court to negotiate with prosecutors and fully inform you of the court result. Sitting in jail is usually not a good option for most people. Paying the ticket is also not a good option, as we discussed above. 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 and the warrant fee. The cash necessary for that bond will be several hundred dollars and could exceed a thousand dollars. The Court holds your cash until you resolve your traffic ticket, which could take several months. And, if you fail to appear for the hearing, you forfeit your cash.
Let me suggest an alternative. Keep your cash and protect your driving record! For a nominal fee, hire Plano traffic lawyer Todd E. Tkach to post a traffic 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 traffic lawyer Todd E. Tkach now at 214-999-0595. Our team of Plano traffic 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 traffic 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 traffic 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 traffic 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 ticket 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 traffic lawyer Todd E. Tkach represent you on your traffic tickets and protect your driver’s license.
Avoid paying surcharges with a Plano traffic lawyer
Convictions of certain traffic ticket 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 traffic 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 traffic 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 ticket 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 traffic lawyer Todd E. Tkach now to protect your driving record.
Do I have to be in court with my Plano traffic lawyer?
In most cases, it is not necessary for you to be present with your Plano traffic 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 traffic lawyer Todd E. Tkach can make the court appearance for you. Even if you’re not there, Plano traffic 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.
Lawyer 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 traffic 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. Lawyer 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 traffic lawyer Todd E. Tkach to make sure your rights are protected!