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Richardson Municipal Court Warrant

richardson municipal court warrantIf you have a Richardson Municipal Court Warrant for your arrest, you could be arrested at any time and taken to jail. Sounds like a big problem. But, it's a problem that is easily solved, if you do something about it. If you received a City of Richardson traffic citation, you only have a few days to either pay the ticket or set it for a hearing. If you don't do either, a Richardson municipal court warrant for your arrest will be issued. If that happens, you only have a few options to resolve the warrant. Most of them are not good, but there's at least one option that will solve all of your problems.

Why you need a Richardson municipal court warrant attorney

So, let's explore those options. First, you could simply wait to be arrested and could sit in jail until the Judge of the Court determines that you have served enough time to satisfy the outstanding fine and warrant fee for your Richardson municipal court warrant. That is not a good option for most people. Second, you could just pay the outstanding fine and warrant fee. But, if you simply pay the ticket, not only are you paying the highest fine possible for that particular ticket, but you are convicted of the charge, which means it will go on your driving record, and could have long term consequences. Third, you could post a cash bond with the court in an amount equal to the maximum fine for the ticket, plus an additional amount for court costs and a warrant fee. Posting a cash bond for your Richardson municipal court warrant 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. 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 case in court. If you fail to appear in court, you forfeit your cash bond and are convicted of the charge. Fourth, for a low, one time flat rate fee, you could hire Todd E. Tkach to post an attorney bond to lift (remove) your Richardson municipal court warrant, set your case for a pretrial hearing, and appear in court to completely resolve your outstanding citation.

Dangerous myths about ticket warrants that could land you in jail

I'm attorney Todd E. Tkach. Our law practice involves personal injury, including car and truck wrecks, and criminal defense, including traffic citations. We represent individuals who have received traffic citations in any jurisdiction throughout the entire Dallas and Fort Worth metroplex, including all courts in Dallas, Tarrant, Collin, Denton, Rockwall, Ellis and Kaufman counties. Whether you simply forgot to take care of a recent Richardson traffic ticket before the deadline passed, or you have outstanding Richardson municipal court warrants from months, or even years ago, we can take care of them all. Call the Law Office of Todd E. Tkach, P.C. now to talk with one of our courteous legal representatives, who can explain the entire process we will undertake to resolve your outstanding Richardson municipal court warrant and answer any questions that you may have.

Richardson Municipal Court Warrant

Types of Richardson municipal court warrants

Generally, there are two types of Richardson municipal court warrants for citations; Alias Warrants and Capias Warrants:

Richardson 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 Richardson municipal court 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 Richardson municipal court 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.

Richardson 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.

Richardson Municipal Court 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 warrant roundups. What is a warrant roundup? This is when cities and jurisdictions devise and implement plans to actively pursue the arrest of anyone who has outstanding warrants for traffic citations. However, some jurisdictions don’t bother with “Warrant roundups,” but rather have a year –round program to actively arrest anyone with outstanding 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 Richardson municipal court warrants who were arrested during routine traffic stops, at work or at home. Law enforcement officers do not discriminate when it comes to outstanding Richardson municipal court warrants. They will show up at the homes and/or work places of anyone who has outstanding Richardson municipal court 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.