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Waxahachie Traffic Ticket Attorney
attorney Todd E. Tkach. Many people who have received Waxahachie traffic tickets have questioned whether to try to handle it themselves or hire a Waxahachie traffic ticket attorney. Unfortunately, most people do not hire a Waxahachie traffic ticket attorney, and opt for just paying their traffic ticket. What they don't realize is that simply paying their Waxahachie traffic ticket is probably the worst thing they can do. Not only did they likely pay a very high fine amount, but they are now convicted of the violation. That means it's a conviction on their permanent driving record. It's not so much the fine amount, but rather the long-term affects that will likely cause the biggest problems. Increased auto insurance rates, points on their driving record, and surcharges from the Texas Department of Public Safety are among the biggest. The long-term financial burden far outweighs the initial fine amount. And, all of these things combined put you closer to a driver's license suspension.
At the Law Office of Todd E. Tkach, P.C., we are all too aware of the problems people experience by simply paying their traffic tickets. The good news is that there are alternatives, which are far better. As Waxahachie traffic ticket attorneys, we have the knowledge and experience to reach the best result possible for you. The best result is a complete dismissal, which is our ultimate goal. We use the Texas Transportation Code and the Texas Rules of Criminal Procedure to force the State to prove its' case, which sometimes it cannot do. In that event, the case must be dismissed. Even if a complete dismissal cannot be achieved, we'll use the procedural and substantive laws to get the best possible result. Our job is protect your wallet, your driving record and your peace of mind.
After you receive a Waxahachie traffic ticket, you only have a few days before a warrant for your arrest gets issued. Pay it or set it for a court hearing. Those are your only options to avoid a warrant for your arrest. As discussed above, simply paying the ticket is not a good option. For a low one time fee, hire the Waxahachie traffic ticket attorneys with the Law Office of Todd E. Tkach, P.C. It's easy to get started. Just call our office and talk to one of paralegals who can fully explain the Waxahachie traffic ticket process and how we can help you achieve the best result possible for you.
The first thing we'll do as your Waxahachie traffic ticket attorney is file a plea of not guilty with the court. That stops your case from proceeding to a warrant and forces the court to schedule a pretrial hearing. At the hearing, we'll face the prosecutor and seek a complete dismissal of your case. If a complete dismissal can't be achieved, we'll aggressively negotiate with the prosecutor to protect your driving record and reduce your fine amount as much as possible. You don't even have to go to court, unless you just want to or if you want to take your case to trial. Don't wait. Call the attorneys at the Law Office of Todd E. Tkach, P.C.
What Happens If I Don’t Hire a Waxahachie Traffic Ticket Attorney?
What you don’t know can hurt you!
Warrants for Your arrest Without a Waxahachie Traffic Ticket Attorney
After you receive a Waxahachie traffic ticket, you only have a few days to either pay the ticket or set it for a court hearing. If you don't, you may end up in jail as a result of a traffic ticket warrant. If that occurs, you can't resolve that Waxahachie traffic ticket unless you take some very decisive action. You could pay the ticket. But, as we discussed above, that's not a good option. You could also post your own cash bond, which although that would get you out of jail, at least temporarily, it doesn't end your case. Not only are you parting company with a few hundred dollars, but you still have to show up in court to talk to the Judge to finally resolve your Waxahachie traffic ticket. If you forget or fail to appear in court, the Court keeps your cash bond and you are convicted of the ticket. Neither of those options is good. 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 dollars. The Court holds your cash until you resolve your traffic ticket, which could take several months.
Let me suggest an alternative. Keep your cash and protect your driving record! For a nominal fee, hire attorney Todd 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 attorney Todd E. Tkach now at 214-999-0595. Our team of Waxahachie 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 Waxahachie 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 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 Waxahachie 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 attorney Todd E. Tkach represent you on your traffic tickets and protect your driver’s license.
Avoid Paying Surcharges With a Waxahachie 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 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 Waxahachie 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 attorney Todd E. Tkach now to protect your driving record.
Do I Have to Be in Court With My Waxahachie Traffic Ticket Attorney?
In most cases, it is not necessary for you to be present with your Waxahachie 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! 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 Waxahachie 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 attorney Todd E. Tkach to make sure your rights are protected!