Traffic Tickets Details
Outstanding Warrants for Tickets?
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 are subject to being arrested and taken to jail at any time. Warrants are no problem for us! We can post an attorney bond to lift (remove) the warrant for your arrest and set your case for a court hearing.
Getting Yourself Arrested for a Ticket Warrant Is Expensive
Getting arrested on an outstanding warrant for an unpaid ticket is the most expensive way to resolve your traffic ticket! First, you will have to bond yourself out of jail with a cash bond for the full amount owed. Second, you will face the highest amount of the fine, known as the "window fine." Third, you will face additional fees for court costs and the collection expense of arresting you. Fourth, if you were pulled over while driving and arrested, your car might be impounded and you might face towing and impound fees to get your car back. Fifth, you could lose more money from the resulting time away from work, plus the embarrassment of being arrested. This is the worst and most expensive of all possible outcomes!
If you have one or more outstanding warrants for your arrest for unpaid traffic tickets, there are much more favorable outcomes possible that will cost less and eliminate additional hassle and disruption of your life.
Attorney Tkach Can Lift Your Warrant
Whether you simply forgot to take care of a recent traffic ticket before the deadline passed, or you have outstanding warrants from months, or even years ago, we can take care of them all. If you have an outstanding warrant, you cannot resolve that traffic ticket, without the assistance of an attorney, unless and until you do one of the following two things: 1) pay the “window” fine amount for the ticket; or 2) post a cash bond in an amount equal to the maximum fine amount plus court costs! Neither of those two options are 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 to lift a warrant 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 to lift that warrant could, and likely will be, several hundred dollars. To make matters worse, the Court holds your cash until you resolve your traffic ticket, which could take several months. If you fail to appear in court after posting the cash bond, the court simply keeps your cash, and issues another warrant for your arrest with a higher cash bond. The ticket remains unresolved and you essentially start over with a new warrant for your arrest.
Let me suggest an alternative. Keep your cash and protect your driving record! For a nominal fee, hire attorney Todd E. Tkach, to post an attorney bond, lift the warrant and go to court to fight for a dismissal of the traffic ticket. The process is very easy and quick. All you have to do is sign a bond form for us to process and file with the court. You don’t even have to go to court, unless you want to. We’ll take care of everything and will promptly notify you of the court result. Just call us at 214-999-0595 to talk with one of our courteous staff members.
Types of Warrants
Generally, there are two types of warrants for municipal citations; Alias warrants and Capias warrants.
When you receive a traffic citation, you are given an “appearance” date, which is usually 14 to a few days from the date of the ticket, but can be different depending on the court. Prior to your appearance date, you must either: 1) pay your traffic citation; or 2) request a court hearing. If you fail to do either, an Alias warrant for your arrest will be issued. After the Alias warrant is issued, if you are stopped by law enforcement, for any reason, you are subject to arrest.
Are you in this situation now? Do you have outstanding Alias warrants? Call attorney Todd E. Tkach now! We can post a surety bond to lift the warrant for your arrest and set your case for hearing. At the hearing, we strive for a dismissal of the charge(s) against you. If a dismissal can’t be obtained, we’ll aggressively negotiate to obtain the best possible result for you.
Capias warrants are issued when you fail to comply with a plea agreement in which previously entered. It may be that you agreed to pay a certain fine amount within a certain time and/or to not receive any other traffic citations within a certain time period. Failure to comply with any part of that agreement will result in a Capias warrant being issued for your arrest. In this situation, it’s probably too late for us to be able to help. You must either pay the fine or remain subject to arrest at any time.
What is a warrant roundup? This is when cities and jurisdictions devise and implement plans to actively pursue the arrest of anyone who has outstanding warrants for traffic citations. From time to time, usually about two (2) to four (4) times per year, most cities and municipalities conduct warrant roundups. During the roundup, thousands of people are arrested. Some jurisdictions don’t bother with warrant roundup, programs, but rather have a year –round program to actively arrest anyone with outstanding warrants. Effectively, they have a year-round warrant roundup program. And, it doesn’t matter if you are stopped in one jurisdiction with warrants in a different jurisdiction. With outstanding warrants, you are subject to arrest wherever you may be found.
If you think this can’t happen to you, think again! Many times, we’ve posted surety bonds to bail people out of jail who had outstanding warrants, who were arrested during routine traffic stops. Worse yet, during warrant roundups, police officers will actively try to locate anyone with outstanding ticket warrants. They may show up at your home or place of work to arrest you. Try explaining that to your family, co-workers or boss. Don’t let this happen to you!
Additional Information About Warrant Roundups