Texas Traffic Tickets

Got an Unpaid Traffic Ticket?

unpaid traffic ticketGet a dismissal or reduced fine by fighting an unpaid traffic ticket in court.

If the police gave you an unpaid traffic ticket, you must take action quickly.  You have only a few days to either pay your unpaid traffic ticket or request a court date.  Your failure to do so will result in a warrant being issued for your arrest.  Let me suggest an alternative.  Don’t just pay your unpaid traffic 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 unpaid traffic tickets in any jurisdiction throughout the Dallas and Fort Worth metroplex.  Our goal is to have your unpaid traffic ticket dismissed!  Our team of attorneys and staff have the experience and skills to aggressively represent you to make sure that your rights are protected. 

Call the Law Office of Todd E. Tkach now to talk with one of our courteous staff members, who can explain the unpaid traffic ticket process, answer any questions you may have, and ultimately resolve your unpaid traffic ticket case.  With the attorneys of Todd E. Tkach, P.C. on your side, your worries are over.  We’ll immediately enter a plea of not guilty on your behalf and set your unpaid traffic 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 unpaid traffic ticket case or a negotiated plea agreement in your favor.  Of course, we’ll be with you on the date of your court hearing to fight for a dismissal of the charges against you.  If your unpaid traffic ticket is not dismissed, we’ll aggressively negotiate for a favorable plea agreement with the prosecutor or take your case to trial.  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 unpaid traffic ticket

Why is it important to fight your unpaid traffic ticket?  Simply paying your fine for an unpaid traffic ticket means that you agree that you are “guilty” of the charge.  Being convicted of, or found guilty of an unpaid traffic ticket can have serious consequences.  There are at least four (4) major reasons to fight an unpaid traffic ticket.

First, fight your unpaid traffic ticket to avoid paying a fine

If you are guilty, you must pay a monetary fine.  Depending on the unpaid traffic ticket involved, the fine could be several hundred dollars.  Hiring Todd E. Tkach to fight your unpaid traffic ticket could result in a dismissal of the charges.  In that event, you don’t have to pay any fine!!

Second, fight your unpaid traffic ticket 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 unpaid traffic tickets.  The number of “Points” charged varies depending on the type of unpaid 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.  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 unpaid traffic tickets and protect your driver’s license.

Third, fight your unpaid traffic ticket to avoid paying surcharges

Convictions of certain unpaid traffic tickets 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 unpaid traffic tickets.  Call Todd E. Tkach now!  We’ll fight for a dismissal of these unpaid 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. 

Fourth, fight your unpaid traffic ticket to stop insurance rate increases:

Convictions of unpaid 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 unpaid traffic 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.

Unpaid traffic tickets are Class C misdemeanors

All unpaid traffic tickets, 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 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 make sure your rights are protected. 

Do I have to be in Court on the day of my unpaid traffic ticket hearing?

In most cases, it is not necessary for you to be present on the day of your unpaid 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 unpaid traffic ticket dismissed outright!  If we can’t get an outright dismissal, we’ll aggressively negotiate to get the unpaid traffic ticket 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 / Fort Worth metroplex has its’ own unique procedures and fine amounts for unpaid traffic tickets.  Each court has its’ own procedures and guidelines.  Knowing each court’s procedures and guidelines is crucial to achieving a favorable outcome.  Regardless of the city or town that gave you an unpaid traffic ticket, 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 particular case to fight for a dismissal of the charges.  Call us now at 214-999-0595 to receive your free consultation.


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