Local Traffic Tickets
Plano Traffic Ticket Lawyer
Hiring a Plano traffic ticket lawyer for a ticket, or hiring a lawyer for anything can be a bit intimidating. That's probably why most people just pay their Plano traffic tickets. But, just paying your traffic ticket is a bad choice. And, hiring a Plano traffic ticket lawyer is easy and cheap. That's right, cheap.
Paying your ticket is the "easiest" way to resolve your case. Or is it? By paying your Plano traffic ticket, you are paying a high fine amount and are entering a plea of guilty, which means that it's a conviction on your permanent record. A record that is available for anyone to see, including prospective employers, auto insurance carriers, landlords, lending institutions and all governmental entities. Wouldn't it be terrible to lose out on a job, a loan, or an apartment or house, just because you paid a Plano traffic ticket. Plano traffic ticket lawyer Todd E. Tkach. For a one time, low flat fee, we represent people who have received traffic citations in ANY jurisdiction throughout the greater Dallas and Fort Worth metroplex. Our goal is to save you money, time, effort and frustration.
Convictions cause other problems as well, including increased auto insurance rates, "points" on your record and possible surcharges from the Texas Department of Public Safety. The Plano traffic ticket lawyers at the Law Office of Todd E. Tkach, P.C. know the relevant bodies of Texas procedural and substantive laws to protect your record and save you money. Hire attorney, Todd E. Tkach as your Plano traffic ticket lawyer and your worries are over. We will immediately file a notice of representation with the court, plead not guilty on your behalf, schedule your case for a pretrial hearing, meet with the prosecutor and judge on the day of your hearing, negotiate the best outcome possible and promptly notify you of the results of the hearing. And, 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 jury trial. Don't wait! Hire Todd E. Tkach as your Plano traffic ticket lawyer now. You only have a few days to either pay your Plano traffic ticket or set it for court. Otherwise, a warrant for your arrest gets issued. Even if there's a warrant for your arrest, we'll lift the warrant and fight to keep your record clean. Call the Law Office of Todd E. Tkach now to talk with one of our courteous staff members, who can explain the Plano traffic ticket process, answer any questions you may have, and ultimately resolve your traffic ticket case.
What happens if I don’t hire a Plano traffic ticket lawyer?
What you don’t know can hurt you!
Warrants for your arrest without a Plano traffic 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 fail to do either, a warrant for your arrest will be issued. In that event, you remain subject to arrest at any time, unless and until you do one of the following things:
- Do nothing and wait to be arrested. Then, sit in jail until the Judge determines that you've served enough time to pay off your fine and warrant fee. They usually require one day for each $100.00 of outstanding fines and costs.
- Pay the ticket! As discussed above, that's a terrible idea and results in a permanent conviction on your record.
- Post a cash bond in an amount equal to the maximum fine amount, plus court costs and a warrant fee. That does remove the warrant, but can also be problematic. The amount of the cash bond will be several hundred dollars and could exceed a thousand dollars, depending on the charge. The cash will be equal to the maximum possible fine for that ticket, plus an additional amount for court costs and the warrant fee. The Court holds your cash until you resolve your traffic ticket in court. Fail to appear in court and you forfeit your cash bond.
Let me suggest an alternative. Keep your cash and protect your driving record! For a nominal fee, hire Plano traffic ticket lawyer Todd E. Tkach to post a Plano traffic 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 traffic ticket lawyer Todd E. Tkach now at 214-999-0595. Our team of Plano traffic 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 traffic 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 traffic 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 traffic 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 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 ticket lawyer Todd E. Tkach represent you on your traffic tickets and protect your driver’s license.
Avoid paying surcharges with a Plano traffic ticket 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 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 traffic 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 tickets 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 ticket lawyer Todd E. Tkach now to protect your driving record.
Do I have to be in court with my Plano traffic ticket lawyer?
In most cases, it is not necessary for you to be present with your Plano traffic 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 traffic ticket lawyer Todd E. Tkach can make the court appearance for you. Even if you’re not there, Plano traffic 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.
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 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 lawyer Todd E. Tkach to make sure your rights are protected!