Local Traffic Tickets
Plano Traffic Violation Attorney
Don't try to handle your Plano traffic violation on your own, without a Plano traffic violation attorney. Many people represent themselves for traffic tickets with the idea that think they know what they are doing, or because a well meaning friend told them how to "fix" the ticket. Yes, they handled the case, but at what cost? Unfortunately, they don't even know if they got a good deal, and in most cases, they didn't. As qualified and experienced Plano traffic violation attorneys, we know the volumes of procedural and substantive laws that deal specifically and solely with traffic citations.
Hire a Plano traffic violation attorney? There are lots of reasons to do so. Hi, I’m attorney Todd E. Tkach. The Plano traffic violation attorneys at the Law Office of Todd E. Tkach, P.C. represent people who have received citations, in any jurisdiction throughout the Dallas and Fort Worth metroplex, including all jurisdictions in Dallas, Tarrant, Denton, Collin, Rockwall, Kaufman and Ellis counties. On many occasions, people have called our office to help get them out of the problems they caused themselves by handling their own traffic ticket. They did what, at the time, seemed like the cheapest way to go. Taking the path that seems the least expensive can be a disaster. Depending on the charged violation, pleading guilty and paying the fine could cost several hundred or even thousands of dollars in increased insurance rates and Texas Department of Public Safety "surcharges." Our goal is to have your Plano traffic violation dismissed! Although we can't always get an outright dismissal, we know the best option to pursue to keep the citation off of your driving record and cost you the least amount of money in the long run. Don’t try to handle it alone! Call the Plano traffic violation attorneys 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.
What happens if I don’t hire a Plano traffic violation attorney?
What you don’t know can hurt you!
Warrants for your arrest without a Plano traffic violation attorney
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, a warrant for your arrest will be issued. In that event, your case remains active, with the active warrant, until it is resolved in court. So, what should you do at that point? You could do nothing and wait to be arrested and sit out your time in jail. Most people don't choose that option. You could also pay the maximum fine amount for the ticket, plus an additional amount for the warrant fee. But, as discussed above, simply paying a Plano traffic violation is not a good idea. You could also post a cash bond in an amount equal to the maximum fine amount plus court costs and the warrant fee. However, the amount of the cash bond will be equal to the maximum possible fine for that ticket, plus an additional amount for court costs. At the least, that will be several hundred dollars and could exceed a thousand dollars, depending on the violation involved. And, the Court holds your cash until you resolve your traffic violation in court. If you fail to appear for court, 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 traffic violation 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 traffic violation attorney Todd E. Tkach now at 214-999-0595. Our team of Plano traffic violation 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 traffic violation attorney
Simply paying your fine for a traffic violation 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 violation involved, the fine could be several hundred dollars. Hiring Plano traffic violation 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 traffic violation 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 violations. The number of “Points” charged varies depending on the type of traffic violation 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 traffic violation attorney Todd E. Tkach represent you on your traffic violations and protect your driver’s license.
Avoid paying surcharges with a Plano traffic violation attorney
Convictions of certain traffic violations 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 violations. Call Plano traffic violation attorney Todd E. Tkach now! We’ll fight for a dismissal of these traffic violations 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 violation attorney
Convictions of traffic violations 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 traffic violations 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 violation attorney Todd E. Tkach now to protect your driving record.
Do I have to be in court with my Plano traffic violation attorney?
In most cases, it is not necessary for you to be present with your Plano traffic violation attorney on the day of your traffic violation 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 violation attorney Todd E. Tkach can make the court appearance for you. Even if you’re not there, Plano traffic violation 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, traffic violations,code violations and other municipal tickets are “Class C” misdemeanors, according to the laws of the State of Texas. The Plano traffic violation 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 traffic violation attorney Todd E. Tkach to make sure your rights are protected!