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Traffic Ticket Attorney Texas
Have you been the unfortunate recipient of a traffic ticket in Texas?
Texas ranks among the top five states for issuing traffic tickets, with over 13 million traffic tickets issued each year.
Don’t become yet another statistic of the Texas Department of Transportation, and don’t put your pristine driving record at risk. Hire a traffic ticket attorney ready to defend your case.
Our award-winning law firm has extensive experience handling cases from speeding tickets, to reckless driving and driving without insurance among other violations.
Put our decades of experience to work on your behalf and let us do what we do best: get tickets dismissed, reduced, or settled without leaving a permanent mark on your driving record.
Simple Traffic Ticket – Serious Implications
Traffic tickets might not seem like that “big of a deal”, but they can have a serious impact on your life. Fact is, even a simple speeding ticket, if not properly dealt with, can cost you more than you think.
Traffic Violations Can Include Consequences Such as:
- Higher insurance premiums
- Inability to renew your drivers license
- Possible suspension of driver’s license
- Expensive surcharges and fees
- Affecting the ability to get hired as a driver
- Mandatory driving classes
- And more…
If you have been ticketed for a traffic violation, don’t put it off until the last minute. Contact our law firm today and get help from a seasoned traffic ticket lawyer ready to resolve your ticket fast.
*DON’T WAIT* – You only have a small window of time to contest your ticket and “Appear” in court
Paying your Ticket Results in an Automatic Conviction
No one wants to waste time dealing with a traffic ticket. Paying the fine is bad enough, but did you know that doing so will result in an automatic entry of a “guilty” plea and a conviction on your driving record?
Taking No Action Can Result in a Warrant for your Arrest
Taking no action is even worse. All tickets issued in Texas have an “appearance date” on them. You are required by law to “appear” on or before this date. Failure to do so will result in a warrant being issued for your arrest.
When a ticket is issued, the officer will ask you to sign it. This signature is not an admission of guilt, but rather a guarantee to the courts that you will “appear” on or before the listed date.
Typically the “appearance” will be at the municipal court in the city or county in which you were driving when the ticket was issued to you.
What if You Miss Your Appearance Date?
Life gets busy, and traffic tickets often fall to the bottom of our ever-growing “to do” list. However, missing this date is a serious issue. No matter if by accident or intent, failing to appear by the “appearance” date will result in a warrant being issued for your arrest.
What if I Already Have a Warrant for a Ticket in Texas?
You can’t “outwait” a warrant and it isn’t going away. The good news is that you don’t have to face this (sometimes) embarrassing situation on your own. Fact is, lots of people forget or miss their appearance date. We can help you get back in compliance and this cloud out from over your head.
Our capable and experienced defense attorneys can inquire about your warrant and work to find the best resolution quickly and efficiently.
Potential Avenues of Warrant Resolution
Compliance Dismissals – Depending on the underlying infraction for your warrant, we may be able to get it dismissed with simple proof of payment or compliance. For example, proof that you have since paid your vehicle registration fees.
Plea of Not Guilty – With a “not guilty” plea, we are granted time to prepare your case with evidence and even subpoena witnesses (including the officer who issued the ticket) in order to support your case.
Texas Traffic Ticket Laws
Traffic citations and offenses fall under violations as detailed in the Texas Transportation Code, otherwise known as the “Rules of the Road”.
These codified laws and regulations are what law enforcement officers use to issue traffic tickets. However, contrary to what many believe, a ticket is not a guilty verdict and the issuing officer does not get the final say. You have a legal right to contest the ticket in a court of law.
Texas Traffic Ticket Defense
Hire a traffic ticket attorney with years of experience defending and beating tickets in court. Put our winning track record to work for you and let us quickly resolve any tickets issued in your name. We’ll quickly and efficiently evaluate your case and put a strategy together to get the issue resolved in the best way possible.
Potential Consequences if Found Guilty
The penalties for being found guilty of a ticket vary. The applicable penalties will be reflective of the specific laws broken and the circumstances surrounding the offense(s).
Examples of Potential Penalties if Found Guilty:
- Court costs
- Fines and fees
- Points on your driving record
- Suspension of your driver’s license
- Conviction on your driving record
- Surcharges for a period of up to 3 years
Common Traffic Violations in Fort Worth, TX
- Following too close for road/weather conditions
- Failure to adhere to the posted speed limit
- Improper lane usage (i.e. without the use of a signal)
- Driving without a license
- Driving on expired plates
- Reckless driving
- Failure to display ID
- Failure to yield right away
- Failure to stop at a red light or stop sign
- Driving without insurance
- And more…
Driver License Suspension Hearing (DLSH)
Some types of traffic tickets, especially when combined with other circumstances (such as a previous history of violations) may prompt the Texas Department of Transportation to send you a notice of a pending suspension of your license.
If you have received such a notice, you have a 20-day window to request a DLSH (Driver License Suspension Hearing) to prevent the suspension of your driver’s license. We can officially request a DLSH and vigorously represent your case at the hearing, doing everything we can to protect your rights and secure your ability to continue driving.
Situations That May Result in a Notice of Suspension:
- A history of traffic ticket convictions
- Driving without insurance
- Driving without a license at the time of the alleged violation
- Driving on a public roadway while your license was revoked, suspended or invalid
- And more
Results Driven Traffic Ticket Attorney
Don’t let the stress of a traffic ticket get you down. Hire a talented traffic ticket defense attorney from Manual Diaz Law Firm, PC and let us handle it for you.
We work quickly, resolving your ticket fast and helping you move on with your life. Call or message us today to set up a free initial consultation and to learn more about why so many drivers across Texas trust us to represent them in and out of court.