Local Traffic Tickets
Richardson Ticket Lawyer
Save time and money by hiring a Richardson ticket lawyer. Many people are surprised that you can and will save time and money by hiring a Richardson ticket lawyer to handle your traffic ticket. You also save the headache and frustration of dealing with a government municipality. And that may be the best benefit of all. The Richardson ticket lawyers with the Law Office of Todd E. Tkach, P.C. represent individuals who have received traffic citations in any jurisdiction throughout the greater Dallas and Fort Worth metroplex, including all courts in Dallas, Tarrant, Collin, Denton, Rockwall, Kaufman and Ellis counties. For a nominal, one time flat fee, we handle your case from beginning to end, so that you don't have to do anything.
When is the last time you had to deal with a municipal court or governmental entity? Your experience was, at least, probably very frustrating and time consuming. Don't get frustrated and don't give yourself a headache. Instead, hire Richardson ticket lawyer, Todd E. Tkach. Save the inconvenience of taking off work to get to the court. Spare yourself the frustrating experience of standing in line waiting not so patiently to hear that all important word: "NEXT!" Avoid that uncomfortable moment when you have to talk to the less than tolerant judge.
Now for the money savings. Our goal is to have your citation completely dismissed. If not a complete dismissal, then a reduction of your fine amount and a clean driving record when it's done. As your Richardson ticket lawyer, we'll apply the procedural and substantive laws to the unique facts of your case to get the best plea agreement possible. Keeping your driving record clean can save you hundreds of dollars.
By simply paying your ticket, you are convicted, and you likely paid close to the highest fine amount allowed. This WILL increase your insurance rates, which will remain higher for months or even years. That alone could cost several hundred dollars. As your Richardson ticket lawyer, we'll protect your driving record by avoiding convictions, especially those that could have long-term affects, other than increased insurance rates. Convictions of traffic citations cause you to be assessed "points" by the Texas Department of Public Safety. Most convictions are 2 points, but convictions of some citations can be as high as 6 points. With 6 points, you are assessed a yearly $100.00 surcharge, with an additional $25.00 for additional point. Some convictions alone garner a $750.00 surcharge. Don't risk it. Call the Richardson 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 ticket lawyer?
What you don’t know can hurt you!
Warrants for your arrest without a Richardson 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 don't, a warrant for your arrest will be issued. In that uncomfortable situation, you must take action. The warrant will not go away. You could just wait to be arrested and "sit out" your time in jail until the Judge determines that you've been in jail long enough. Many people will just pay the outstanding fine and warrant fee. Although that lifts the warrant, you are paying the maximum fine amount for the ticket, plus the warrant fee and you are convicted of the charge. As discussed above, that can have long term consequences. You could post a cash bond in an amount equal to the maximum fine amount plus court costs and a warrant fee. But, that can be problematic as well. 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 the warrant fee. 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 traffic ticket in court. And, if you fail to appear in court, you forfeit your cash bond.
Let me suggest an alternative. Keep your cash and protect your driving record! For a nominal fee, hire Todd E. Tkach to post attorney bond, lift the warrant and go to court to fight for a dismissal of the traffic ticket. Don’t wait. Call Todd E. Tkach now at 214-999-0595. Our team of Richardson 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 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 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 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 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 ticket lawyer?
In most cases, it is not necessary for you to be present with your Richardson 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 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 Todd E. Tkach to make sure your rights are protected!