Do you need a Dallas Traffic Ticket Attorney?
If you have received a traffic ticket in Dallas and you care about your driving record, then the best thing for you to do is to hire a Dallas traffic ticket attorney. Our Municipal Court Litigation practice focuses on aggressive criminal defense where results matter in municipal courts. If you are facing a possible driver’s license suspension, suspension of your commercial driver’s license, Uber or Lyft network suspension or other potentially serious consequence, we can help you fight your traffic ticket and keep you driving.
TRAFFIC TICKET ATTORNEY FAQs
- How much is the fine for my traffic ticket?
- What happens if I miss my court date or forget my ticket?
- How can I do a warrant check?
- Should I take a deferred probation or deferred adjudication offer?
- What can I do if I have a warrant for a traffic ticket?
- Can you lift a warrant for a traffic ticket?
- Can an attorney write a bond for a traffic ticket warrant?
Texas Law classifies traffic violations as misdemeanors punishable by fine only. However, if you pay the ticket, the conviction will stay on your record. And this will likely result in increased insurance rates, driver’s license surcharges, and a possible license suspension. Furthermore, ignoring or forgetting these citations will lead to warrants being issued for your arrest. So even if your ticket will not affect your livelihood, you should still nevertheless hire a traffic ticket lawyer.
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If you have an active warrant for a traffic violation, we may be able to get your warrant lifted and fight your traffic ticket for you so that you do not have to go to jail. Depending on what municipality the traffic ticket is in, we may be able to keep you from coming to court entirely.
Here is a list of common traffic offenses with maximum fine amounts:
- Speeding ($200)
- Reckless Driving ($200)
- Failure to Signal ($200)
- No Seatbelt Driver ($50)
- No Seatbelt Child ($200)
- Riding in Open Bed ($200)
- Red Light ($200)
- Stop Sign ($200)
- Passing School Bus ($1250 or $2000 if repeated)
- Passing Emergency Vehicle ($200)
- Use of Wireless Communication Device in a School Zone ($200)
- No Registration ($200)
- No Driver’s License ($200)
- Failure to Show License ($200)
- No Insurance ($500)
- Parking in Handicapped Space ($750)
Note that these are just the common offenses, and certain circumstances could make the maximum fines higher. Furthermore, all courts assess court costs in addition to the fine amounts. It is not uncommon for the court costs to be equal to or even greater than the fine amount. Court costs do incur penalties and will be increased if a warrant has been issued on your case. However, hiring a traffic ticket lawyer may reduce the amount of the fine that you would ultimately have to pay.
When an officer writes you a citation they will require that you sign it as well. If you do not sign it, then the officer does have the authority to take you to jail. By signing the ticket you are explicitly promising to the court that you will appear to answer to the citation. Sometimes people get busy or forget about the ticket, and they subsequently fail to make this initial appearance. Once the court date has passed without the person attending, a judge will subsequently issue a warrant for their arrest. With this warrant outstanding, any police officer can take them into custody whenever an officer makes contact.
If you want to do a warrant check in Dallas, you can visit the Dallas Municipal Record Search page or the Dallas Warrant Search page. However, these links only cover Dallas, and they may not reflect the most recent or complete records.
Some deferred offers count as an admission of guilt. And admissions of guilt can cause as many problems as convictions. As a Dallas traffic ticket attorney, I chiefly work on getting your case dismissed without admitting guilt. Every case is different, and we must analyze the specific facts of your case in order to determine what strategy we should use to obtain your traffic ticket dismissal.
If the court has issued a warrant for your arrest, you have a few options for getting the warrant lifted. You can contact the court and ask to pay the ticket and court costs; this will result in a conviction on your record. You can pay the full or double the amount of the ticket and court costs, whichever the court requires. Alternatively, Texas attorneys may write bonds for clients without you having to pay the court any money. This is a promise to appear in court as your attorney. Your attorney will be responsible for showing up and representing you on that case after he writes your bond. Once your warrant has been lifted, the court will assign you a new court date and the case can then be disposed of.
Yes, a Dallas traffic ticket attorney can lift a warrant for a traffic ticket in most circumstances. You should always hire an attorney to lift a warrant instead of paying the ticket. If you just pay the ticket, then you will be convicted. However, hiring an attorney to write a bond for you will allow you to fight the traffic ticket without paying the ticket and without admitting guilt.
Yes, in Texas, a Dallas traffic ticket attorney can write you a bond. Not all Dallas traffic ticket attorneys do this, but many do.