Local Traffic Tickets
Richardson Speeding Ticket Lawyer
Like any unforeseen problem in our lives, after getting a speeding ticket, you must take action to solve the problem. Like any problem, you must decide whether to take care of it yourself, or pay someone to solve it for you. Hiring a Richardson speeding ticket lawyer is a good idea if you've received a speeding ticket. Sure, you can take care of it yourself. Just pay the ticket, right? Wrong! How many times have you tried to solve a problem, only to find out later, after spending hours of time and effort, that it would have been cheaper and better job would have been done if you had just hired someone to take care of it. Hiring a Richardson speeding ticket lawyer is no different.
I'm attorney, Todd E. Tkach. Our law practice focuses on personal injury and criminal defense, including traffic tickets. We go to all courts in the Dallas and Fort Worth area, including all courts in Dallas, Tarrant, Collin, Denton, Rockwall, Kaufman and Ellis counties. If you've received a Richardson speeding ticket, considering hiring us for a one time, low flat fee as your Richardson speeding ticket lawyer. Our goal is to have your traffic ticket dismissed. In that case, you don't owe any fine. If a complete dismissal is not possible, we'll use the State's laws to negotiate a plea agreement to keep the citation from affecting your driving record and reduce the fine amount as much as possible.
If you simply pay the ticket, you are likely paying too much for the fine and are pleading guilty, which gets recorded as a conviction on your driving record. Convictions have several long term financial consequences, including increased insurance rates, Texas Department of Public Safety surcharges and "points," which moves you one step closer to a driver's license suspension. As Richardson speeding ticket lawyers, we know the hundreds of procedural and substantive laws that apply solely to traffic citations and use those laws to get the best result for you.
Now that you know that paying the speeding ticket is not a good option, now what? You could go to court and talk to the prosecutor or judge. Without a Richardson speeding ticket lawyer, you will be required to take your time from work to deal with the bureaucracy of municipal court. Municipal courts are no different than any other government bureaucracy. You hurry up to endlessly wait in line to hear that pleasant word: "NEXT!" Then you get the opportunity to talk to the clerk, prosecutor or judge. Let the Richardson speeding ticket lawyers with the Law Office of Todd E. Tkach handle your Richardson speeding ticket from beginning to end. You won't have to do anything. We'll contact the court to prevent your case from going into warrant, and will request that your case be set for a pretrial hearing. At the hearing, we'll talk with the prosecutor to try to get your case dismissed. If we can't get a dismissal, we'll enter a plea agreement to reduce your fine as much as possible and protect your driving record. Call the Richardson speeding ticket 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.
What happens if I don’t hire a Richardson speeding ticket lawyer?
What you don’t know can hurt you!
Warrants for your arrest without a Richardson speeding ticket 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 ticket with the court unless and until you do one of the following things. First, you could just wait to be arrested an could sit in jail until the judge of the court determines that you've sat in jail long enough to satisfy your outstanding fine and warrant fee. Obviously, that's not a good option for most people. Second, you could pay the maximum fine amount for the ticket, plus the warrant fee. As discussed above, paying the ticket is not a good option. Third, you could post a cash bond in an amount equal to the maximum fine amount plus court costs and a warrant fee. But, the amount of the cash bond will be equal to the maximum possible fine for that ticket, plus an additional amount for court costs and a warrant fee. The cash necessary for that bond will be several hundred dollars, and could be as much as a thousand dollars. And, if don't set your case for a hearing or fail to appear at the hearing, you forfeit your cash.
Let me suggest an alternative. Keep your cash and protect your driving record! For a low, one time flat fee, hire 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 Todd E. Tkach now at 214-999-0595. Our team of Richardson speeding 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 Richardson speeding 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 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 Richardson speeding 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 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 Todd E. Tkach represent you on your traffic tickets and protect your driver’s license.
Avoid paying surcharges with a Richardson speeding ticket 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 tickets. Call 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 Richardson speeding 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 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 Todd E. Tkach now to protect your driving record.
Do I have to be in court with my Richardson speeding ticket lawyer?
In most cases, it is not necessary for you to be present with your Richardson speeding 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! Todd E. Tkach can make the court appearance for you. Even if you’re not there, 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, 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. 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 attorney Todd E. Tkach to make sure your rights are protected!