Local Traffic Tickets
Richardson Traffic Ticket Attorney
In most cases, it's cheaper to hire a Richardson traffic ticket attorney than to handle the case on your own. That's right! Many people don't hire attorneys for a traffic ticket, because they don't understand the long term financial affects and think that an attorney will be too expensive. I'm& attorneyTodd E. Tkach. Our practice involves representing individuals for personal injury, including car wrecks, and criminal defense, including traffic citations. If you received a Richardson traffic ticket, consider the following reasons to hire a Richardson traffic ticket attorney. Money, effort, time and frustration. Well, ... lack of frustration, that is.
The attorneys fees for most areas of law are usually very high. But, for traffic citations, we charge a low, one time flat fee, no matter how much time it takes us complete your case. When you hire Todd E. Tkach as your Richardson traffic ticket attorney, we immediately send a notice of representation to the court on your behalf to prevent your case from going into warrant, enter a plea of not guilty, and request a pretrial hearing. We’ll then promptly notify you of your court date and clearly discuss with you the entire procedure we’ll take to pursue a dismissal of your traffic ticket case. In most cases, it's not necessary for you to be present in court, unless there was a prior warrant or if you want to have a jury trial. If we can't get an outright dismissal, we'll negotiate with the prosecutor to keep the citation from affecting your driving record, and reduce any fine amount that may be owed. A Richardson traffic ticket attorney with our office will attend your court hearing to meet with the prosecutor and the Judge to fight for a dismissal of the charges against you.
The easiest and fastest way to handle a traffic ticket is to simply pay it. Unfortunately, that's the worst thing you can do. Paying a traffic ticket means that you are entering a plea of guilty, which results in a conviction. The long term affects of a conviction can be very costly. Increased automobile insurance rates, high fine amounts, "points" against your driving record, expensive surcharges assessed by the Texas Department of Public Safety and a possible driver's license suspension are just a few of the unintended consequences of convictions. Don’t go-it-alone! Call the Richardson traffic ticket 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.
With the Richardson traffic ticket attorneys of Todd E. Tkach, P.C. on your side, your worries are over. Let us communicate with the court, deal with the overzealous security guard at the court's metal detector, deal with the bossy clerk, negotiate with the aggressive prosecutor and make your appearance in front of the judge. When our work is completed, we'll send you a letter or email informing you of anything you need to do to finalize your case. Don't wait. Call the attorneys with Todd E. Tkach, P.C. now to hire us as your Richardson traffic ticket attorneys. You won't have to lift a finger.
What happens if I don’t hire a Richardson traffic ticket attorney?
What you don’t know can hurt you!
Warrants for your arrest without a Richardson traffic ticket 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, a warrant for your arrest will be issued. If a warrant is issued, you must take action. It won't go away! Some of your options are as follows: 1) wait to get arrested and "sit out" your outstanding fine and warrant fee; 2) pay the maximum fine amount for the ticket plus the warrant fee; 3) post a cash bond in an amount equal to the maximum fine amount, plus court costs and warrant fee; or 4) pay Todd E. Tkach a low, one time flat fee to post an attorney bond, set your case for court and seek a dismissal of the charge in court.
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 and the warrant fee. The cash necessary for that bond will be several hundred dollars, and could be as high as a thousand dollars. After posting the cash bond, you are required to appear in court at a later date. If you don't, you forfeit your cash and are convicted of the charge.
Keep your cash and protect your driving record! For a nominal fee, hire attorneyTodd E. Tkach to post a traffic ticket 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 attorneyTodd E. Tkach now at 214-999-0595. Our team of Richardson traffic ticket 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 ticket 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 attorneyTodd 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 ticket 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 ticket 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 attorneyTodd E. Tkach represent you on your traffic tickets and protect your driver’s license.
Avoid paying surcharges with a Richardson traffic ticket attorney
Convictions of certain traffic ticket 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 attorneyTodd 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 ticket 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 ticket 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 attorneyTodd E. Tkach now to protect your driving record.
Do I have to be in court with my Richardson traffic ticket attorney?
In most cases, it is not necessary for you to be present with your Richardson traffic ticket 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! attorneyTodd E. Tkach can make the court appearance for you. Even if you’re not there, attorneyTodd 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 Richardson traffic ticket 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 attorneyTodd E. Tkach to make sure your rights are protected!