Local Traffic Tickets
Richardson Traffic Violation
Get a dismissal or reduced fine by fighting a Richardson traffic violation in court. Don't just pay your ticket. That's exactly what the court and the police want you to do. So, why not just pay it? Because, if you do so, you're likely paying too much for the fine and are convicted of the charge. That's a terrible result! The only thing worse would be if you failed to do anything and got a warrant for your arrest. If the police gave you a Richardson traffic violation, you must take action quickly to avoid a warrant. Don’t just pay your ticket and don’t just do nothing at all. Instead, call attorney Todd E. Tkach. The attorneys at the Law Office of Todd E. Tkach, P.C. represent people who have received traffic violations in any jurisdiction throughout the Dallas and Fort Worth metroplex, and will appear in any court in Dallas, Tarrant, Collin, Denton, Rockwall, Kaufman and Ellis counties. Our goal is to have your Richardson traffic violation dismissed! Our team of attorneys and staff have the experience and skills to aggressively represent you to make sure that your rights, and your money, are protected.
Simply paying your Richardson traffic violation, either before or after a warrant has been issued, is a terrible mistake. By paying, it, you have entered a plea of guilty and are now convicted of the charge. That has long term consequences, including "points" on your driving record, surcharges from the Texas Department of Public Safety, and high automobile insurance rates. Call the Law Office of Todd E. Tkach now to talk with one of our courteous staff members, who can explain the Richardson traffic violation process, answer any questions you may have, and ultimately resolve your case. Even if a warrant has been issued for your arrest, we can help. We’ll post an attorney bond to lift (remove) the warrant and then get your case set for a hearing. When the case is completed, we’ll promptly notify you of the result. 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.
Why you should fight your Richardson traffic violation
Why is it important to fight your Richardson traffic violation? Simply paying your fine for a ticket means that you agree that you are “guilty” of the charge. Being convicted of, or found guilty of a violation can have serious consequences. There are at least four (4) major reasons to fight a Richardson traffic violation.
No. 1: Fight your Richardson traffic violation to avoid paying a fine
If you are guilty, you must pay a monetary fine. Depending on the violation involved, the fine could be several hundred dollars. Hiring Todd E. Tkach to fight your Richardson traffic violation could result in a dismissal of the charges. In that event, you don’t have to pay any fine!!
No. 2: Fight your Richardson traffic violation to avoid “points” on your driving record
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 Richardson traffic violations. The number of “Points” charged varies depending on the type of ticket you are given, but ranges from one (1) to six (6) points. A Texas driver gets 2 points for most ticket 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. Accumulating twenty-one (21) points in any three (3) year period will result in a suspension of your driver’s license. If that happens, you cannot legally drive an automobile in Texas. Let attorney Todd E. Tkach represent you on your Richardson traffic violations and protect your driver’s license.
No. 3: Fight your Richardson traffic violation to avoid paying surcharges
Convictions of certain Richardson traffic violations 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 violations. Call Todd E. Tkach now! We’ll fight for a dismissal of these Richardson traffic violations 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.
No. 4: Fight your Richardson traffic violation to stop insurance rate increases
Convictions of Richardson traffic violations can raise your automobile insurance rates. All automobile insurance companies check your driving record before agreeing to insure you or renew your automobile insurance. Having “convictions” for tickets on your driving record can cost you a lot of money. Your automobile insurance company WILL increase your insurance rates when you apply for new insurance or for a renewal of your existing insurance. And, although the Texas Department of Public Safety has consequences for convictions for 3 years, the auto insurance companies are not bound by that rule. Once your insurance rates are increased, they rarely go down, unless you bring it to the attention of your insurer. Somehow, they never seem to contact you to let you know they are reducing your premiums. Avoid paying increased insurance rates! Call attorney Todd E. Tkach now to protect your driving record.
Richardson traffic violations are Class C misdemeanors
All Richardson traffic violations, code violations and other municipal citations are “Class C” misdemeanors, according to the laws of the State of Texas. At the Law Office of Todd E. Tkach, we handle all types of Class “C” misdemeanors, as well as all other criminal code violations. All Class C misdemeanors in the State of Texas, including Richardson traffic violations, 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. 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 fight your violation and make sure your rights are protected.
Do I have to be in Court on the day of my Richardson traffic violation hearing?
In most cases, it is not necessary for you to be present on the day of your Richardson traffic violation 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 Richardson traffic violation dismissed outright! If we can’t get an outright dismissal, we’ll aggressively negotiate to get the Richardson traffic violation dismissed within a few months in the future to keep the citation off your driving record.
Not all municipal courts and the same
Each city, municipality and Justice of the Peace Court throughout the Dallas and Fort Worth metroplex has its’ own unique procedures and fine amounts for traffic violations. The City of Richardson is no exception. Knowing the procedures and guidelines for a traffic ticket is crucial to achieving a favorable outcome. The attorneys at Todd E. Tkach, P.C. know the procedures, the substantive law, the prosecutors and the judges so that we can effectively evaluate your Richardson traffic violation case to fight for a dismissal of the charges. Call us now at 214-999-0595 to receive your free consultation.