Local Traffic Tickets
Richardson Traffic Attorney
After you get a Richardson traffic ticket, you have a few options on how to handle it. The easiest and likely the cheapest option is to hire a Richardson traffic attorney. I know that's not usually the first thought after getting a traffic ticket. But, it should be.
I’m attorney Todd E. Tkach. At the Law Office of Todd E. Tkach, P.C., part of our law practice involves representing people who have received traffic citations. We go to any court in any jurisdiction throughout the greater Dallas and Fort Worth metroplex. Many people think that they should hire an attorney only if they have a major problem with a traffic ticket. But the truth is that hiring an attorney right at the beginning is usually the best thing to do. For a low, one time flat rate fee, you can hire us as your Richardson traffic attorneys. Our goal is to have your ticket dismissed! We know the various bodies of Texas law that contain the hundreds of laws dealing specifically and solely with traffic citations. We use those procedural and substantive laws to seek a dismissal of your ticket. If an outright dismissal can't be achieved, we apply those laws to the facts of your particular case to achieve the best result for you. Keeping the citation off your driving record and reducing the fine are of the utmost importance to us.
As your Richardson traffic attorneys, not only do we try to immediately save you money on the fine amount, but we take measures to prevent future expenses related to that ticket. What future expenses? If you simply pay the ticket, which is what most people do, you are pleading guilty, which results in a conviction. Convictions WILL be a permanent part of your driving record and WILL increase your automobile insurance rates. There's also the "points" that you accumulate from convictions, which move you one step closer to a driver's license suspension. And then there's the very unpopular "surcharges" assessed by the Texas Department of Public Safety for convictions of some citations. Don’t go-it-alone! Call the Richardson traffic attorneys 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. We handle it from beginning to end. You don't have to do anything. Let us deal with the well known hassles and headaches of dealing with a municipal court system. Don't waste your time waiting in line to hear "NEXT!"
What happens if I don’t hire a Richardson traffic attorney?
What you don’t know can hurt you!
Warrants for your arrest without a Richardson traffic 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 fail to do either, a warrant for your arrest will be issued. And that's no laughing matter. With an outstanding warrant, you are subject to arrest at any time. If a warrant has been issued, you cannot resolve that traffic ticket with the court unless and until you do one of the following things: 1) wait to be arrested and sit in jail until the Judge determines that you've been there long enough to "sit out" your fine; 2) pay the maximum fine amount for the ticket, plus an additional amount for the warrant fee; or 3) post a cash bond in an amount equal to the maximum fine amount plus court costs and the warrant fee; or 4) hire attorney, Todd E. Tkach as your Richardson traffic attorney and pay him a low one time flat rate fee to post an attorney bond, lift the warrant and completely resolve your traffic ticket case. 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. Posting a cash bond 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 or even as much as a thousand dollars. If you fail to appear in court after that, you forfeit your cash.
Keep your cash and protect your driving record! For a nominal fee, hire attorney Todd E. Tkach to post a Richardson traffic attorney bond, lift the warrant and go to court to fight for a dismissal of the traffic ticket. Don’t wait. Call attorney Todd E. Tkach now at 214-999-0595. Our team of Richardson traffic attorneys 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 traffic attorney
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 attorney 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 traffic attorney
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 attorney Todd E. Tkach represent you on your traffic tickets and protect your driver’s license.
Avoid paying surcharges with a Richardson traffic attorney
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 attorney 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 traffic attorney
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 attorney Todd E. Tkach now to protect your driving record.
Do I have to be in court with my Richardson traffic attorney?
In most cases, it is not necessary for you to be present with your Richardson traffic attorney 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! attorney Todd E. Tkach can make the court appearance for you. Even if you’re not there, attorney 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 attorney Todd E. Tkach to make sure your rights are protected!