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Richardson Traffic Ticket Lawyer

richardson traffic ticket lawyerHiring a Richardson traffic ticket lawyer could save you time, effort, frustration and money. If you've received a Richardson traffic citation, you must take action quickly. You only have a few days to either pay the ticket or set it for a court hearing. If you don't do either, a warrant for your arrest will be issued. I’m lawyer Todd E. Tkach. At the Law Office of Todd E. Tkach, P.C., we represent people who have received traffic citations in any jurisdiction throughout the Dallas and Fort Worth metroplex, including Richardson. Hire us, and we do ALL of the work to try to get your ticket dismissed! You don't have to do anything. Even if we can't get an outright dismissal, we'll negotiate with the prosecutor of the court to keep the citation from affecting your driving record and reduce the fine as much as possible. As licensed Richardson traffic ticket lawyers, we know the Texas Transportation Code and the Texas Rules of Criminal Procedure, and will use those bodies of law get the best result for your case. Don’t go-it-alone! Call the Richardson traffic 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 ticket citation process, answer any questions you may have, and ultimately resolve your traffic ticket case.

Why you need a Richardson traffic ticket lawyer

After receiving a traffic ticket, the worst thing you can do is nothing at all. In that event, a warrant for your arrest will be issued. The second worst thing to do is simply pay the ticket. That's exactly what the police and the court want you to do. Unfortunately, doing that results in a conviction of the ticket, which will go on your permanent driving record. It will cause your auto insurance rates to increase and could earn you "points" on your driving record or "surcharges" from the Texas Department of Public Safety. You could fight your ticket in court. Instead, let the Richardson traffic ticket lawyers of Todd E. Tkach, P.C. save you time, effort, money and frustration. Let us deal with the municipal court, their rules and their schedule. We’ll immediately send a notice of representation to the court, enter a plea of not guilty on your behalf and set your traffic ticket or speeding ticket case for a court 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. A Richardson traffic ticket lawyer with our office will be in court on the date of your court hearing to fight for a dismissal of the charges against you. If your traffic ticket is not dismissed, we’ll aggressively negotiate for a favorable plea agreement with the prosecutor or take your case to trial.

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What happens if I don’t hire a Richardson traffic ticket lawyer?

What you don’t know can hurt you!

Warrants for your arrest without a Richardson traffic 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 either get arrested and sit out your fine or bond out; pay the maximum fine amount for the ticket plus the warrant fee; post a cash bond in an amount equal to the maximum fine amount plus court costs and a warrant fee; or hire Todd E. Tkach to post an attorney bond to 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.

Let me suggest an alternative. Keep your cash and protect your driving record! For a nominal fee, hire lawyer 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 lawyer Todd E. Tkach now at 214-999-0595. Our team of Richardson traffic 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 traffic 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 lawyer 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 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 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 lawyer Todd E. Tkach represent you on your traffic tickets and protect your driver’s license.

Avoid paying surcharges with a Richardson traffic ticket lawyer

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 lawyer 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 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 tickets 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 lawyer Todd E. Tkach now to protect your driving record.

Do I have to be in court with my Richardson traffic ticket lawyer?

In most cases, it is not necessary for you to be present with your Richardson traffic 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! lawyer Todd E. Tkach can make the court appearance for you. Even if you’re not there, lawyer 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.

Lawyer 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. Lawyer 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 lawyer Todd E. Tkach to make sure your rights are protected!