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Plano Traffic Warrant

plano traffic warrantSo, you forgot about a ticket and now you have a Plano traffic warrant for your arrest. That situation can be a big problem. You are subject to arrest at any time and could be taken to jail. Try explaining that to your spouse or boss! However, it's a problem that can be solved pretty easily. I'm attorney Todd E. Tkach. If you have a Plano traffic warrant for your arrest, we can post an attorney bond to lift (remove) the warrant for your arrest and set your case for a court hearing. Whether you simply forgot to take care of a recent traffic ticket before the deadline passed, or you have outstanding Plano traffic warrants from months, or even years ago, we can take care of them all. Call the Law Office of Todd E. Tkach now for your free consultation.

Why you need a Plano traffic warrant 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 don't do either, a Plano traffic warrant for your arrest will be issued. In that event, the warrant remains active, unless you take some direct action. Although, you could just do nothing and wait to be arrested and sit in jail until the judge of the court determines that you have served enough time to pay for your ticket. Not a good option! You could also just pay the outstanding fine. Although that sounds like the responsible thing to do, it's a very bad decision and is not responsible. By paying the ticket, you are pleading guilty to the charge, which means it goes on your driving record. Your auto insurance rates WILL increase as a result. You may also get Texas Department of Public Safety "points" on your driver's license. Too many points and they slap you with "surcharges." Don't pay your surcharges and they suspend your driver's license. So, paying your ticket is not a good option, even when you have a Plano traffic warrant for your arrest. Another option is to post your own cash bond to lift the warrant. That would solve the problem of the warrant for your arrest, but that option also has baggage. The amount of the cash bond will be several hundred dollars, and could exceed a thousand dollars, depending on the outstanding charge against you. The Court holds your cash until you appear in court to resolve your traffic ticket. If you fail to appear in court, you forfeit your cash and another warrant for your arrest gets issued.

Dangerous myths about ticket warrants that could land you in jail

Let me suggest an alternative. Keep your cash and protect your driving record! For a nominal fee, hire Todd E. Tkach to handle your case from beginning to end, including posting an attorney bond, lifting the Plano traffic warrant for your arrest, set your case for a pretrial hearing, attending the hearing, negotiating with the prosecutor to seek a dismissal of your case, and notifying you of the result of your hearing.

Plano Traffic Warrant

Types of Plano Traffic Warrants

Generally, there are two types of Plano traffic warrants for municipal citations; Alias warrants and Capias warrants:

Alias Warrants

Alias warrants go into effect after you receive a traffic citation if before your appearance date, you fail to either: 1) pay your traffic citation; or 2) request a court hearing. After the Plano traffic warrant is issued, if you are stopped, for any reason, you are subject to arrest. Are you in this situation now? Do you have outstanding Alias warrants? Call attorney Todd E. Tkach now! We can post an attorney bond to lift the Plano traffic warrant for your arrest and set your case for hearing. At the hearing, we strive for a dismissal of the charge(s) against you. If a dismissal can’t be obtained, we’ll aggressively negotiate to obtain the best possible result for you.

Capias Warrants

Capias warrants are issued when you fail to comply with a plea agreement that you entered into regarding a previous citation. It may be that you agreed to pay a certain fine within a certain time and to not get any other traffic citations within a certain time period. Failure to comply with any part of that agreement will result in a Capias warrant being issued for your arrest. In this situation, it’s probably too late for us to be able to help. You must either pay the fine or remain subject to arrest at any time.

Plano Traffic Warrant Roundups

From time to time, anywhere from two (2) to four (4) times per year, most cities and municipalities in the Dallas and Ft. Worth metroplex conduct traffic warrant roundups. What is a traffic warrant roundup? This is when cities and jurisdictions devise and implement plans to actively pursue the arrest of anyone who has outstanding traffic warrants for traffic citations. However, some jurisdictions don’t bother with traffic warrant roundups, but rather have a year –round program to actively arrest anyone with outstanding traffic warrants from that jurisdiction. If you think this can’t happen to you, think again! Many times, we have posted attorney bonds to bail people out of jail who had outstanding Plano traffic warrants who were arrested during routine traffic stops, at work or at home. Law enforcement officers do not discriminate when it comes to outstanding Plano traffic warrants. They will show up at the homes and/or work places of anyone who has outstanding Plano traffic warrants, and arrest them. Don’t let this happen to you!

Additional Information About Warrant Roundups

Getting Yourself Arrested for a Ticket Warrant Is Expensive

Getting arrested on an outstanding warrant for an unpaid ticket is the most expensive way to resolve your traffic ticket! First, you will have to bond yourself out of jails with a cash bond for the full amount owed. Second, you will face the highest amount of the fine, known as the "window rate." Thirdly, you will face additional fees for court costs and the collection expense of arresting you. Fourth, if you were pulled over while driving and arrested, your car might be impounded and you might face towing and impound fees to get your car back. Finally, you could also face significant State of Texas surcharges. Plus, you will loose more money from the resulting time away from work, plus the embarrassment of being arrested. This is the worst and most expensive of all possible outcomes.

If you have one or more outstanding warrants for your arrest for unpaid traffic tickets, there are much more favorable outcomes possible that will cost less and eliminate additional the hassle.

Todd E. Tkach Can Lift Your Warrant

Let me suggest an alternative. Keep your cash and protect your driving record! For a nominal fee, hire 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. The process is very easy and quick. All you have to do is sign a bond form for us to process and file with the court. You don’t even have to go to court, unless you want to. We’ll take care of everything and will promptly notify you of the court result. Just call us at 214-999-0595 to talk with one of our courteous staff members.