Local Traffic Tickets
Plano Traffic Violation Lawyer
How do you best describe getting a traffic ticket? "Frustrating." "Unfair." "Stinks." I couldn't agree with you more. I’m Plano traffic violation lawyer Todd E. Tkach. Our law practice includes personal injury and criminal defense, including traffic citations. Yes, not only are traffic violations "criminal" violations (Class C misdemeanors to be specific), but they are also a giant pain in the neck. Any time you get a traffic citation, there is a "record" of the citation and how it is resolved. With your "record" on the line, it is wise to seek the assistance of a qualified Plano traffic violation lawyer to make sure that your record remains clean and that you are avoiding the worst consequences that could occur.
So, you just got a Plano traffic violation. What do you do now? Unfortunately, most people just pay the ticket. That's a very bad thing to do! Not only did you pay too much for the fine, but now you have a conviction of a Class C misdemeanor on your permanent record. Because of that conviction, you will likely get an auto insurance rate increase, a "surcharge" from the Texas Department of Public Safety and "points" on your driving record. And, it's not only insurance companies that look at your record. Employers, potential landlords and credit companies just to name a few. The Plano traffic violation lawyers at the Law Office of Todd E. Tkach, P.C. want to protect your record and save you money. For a low, one time flat fee, we'll go to court to try to get your Plano traffic violation dismissed! We know the relevant law, including the Texas Transportation Code and the Texas Rules of Criminal Procedure, and we know how to apply those laws to the facts of your case. If we can't get a dismissal, we'll use our combined experience and knowledge to make sure that your record is protected and that you pay as little as possible. There's no reason to risk tarnishing your record and paying high fine amounts. Call the Plano traffic violation 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.
With the Plano traffic violation lawyers of Todd E. Tkach, P.C. you won't have to worry about anything. We’ll immediately send a notice of representation to the court, enter a plea of not guilty on your behalf, set your traffic violation case for a court hearing, attend the hearing, meet with the prosecutor, plea your case (if not dismissed) and promptly notify you of the result of the hearing. If your speeding or traffic ticket 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 traffic violation lawyer?
What you don’t know can hurt you!
Warrants for your arrest without a Plano traffic violation 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 violation with the court unless and until you do one of the following things: 1) do nothing and get arrested (not recommended) and stay in jail until the judge determines that you have served enough time to pay off your fine; 2) pay the maximum fine amount for the ticket. Yes, that removes the warrant, but results in a conviction; 3) post a cash bond in an amount equal to the maximum fine amount plus court costs and the warrant fee. Unfortunately,the amount of the cash bond will be several hundred if not a thousand dollars, depending on the charge. Then, the Court holds your cash until you resolve your traffic violation in court. If you fail to appear for court, you forfeit your cash.
Do this! Keep your cash and pay Plano traffic violation lawyer Todd E. Tkach a nominal fee to post a Plano traffic violation bond, lift the warrant, go to court to fight for a dismissal of the traffic violation and promptly notify you of the result. You don’t even have to go to court, unless you want to or if you want to have a trial. Don’t wait. Call Plano traffic violation lawyer Todd E. Tkach now at 214-999-0595. Our team of Plano traffic violation 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 violation lawyer
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 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 violation 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 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 lawyer Todd E. Tkach represent you on your traffic tickets and protect your driver’s license.
Avoid paying surcharges with a Plano traffic violation 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 violations. Call Plano traffic violation lawyer 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 lawyer
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 lawyer Todd E. Tkach now to protect your driving record.
Do I have to be in court with my Plano traffic violation lawyer?
In most cases, it is not necessary for you to be present with your Plano traffic violation 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 violation lawyer Todd E. Tkach can make the court appearance for you. Even if you’re not there, Plano traffic violation lawyer Todd E. Tkach will fight to have your traffic violation 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 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 traffic violation lawyer Todd E. Tkach to make sure your rights are protected!