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Traffic Ticket Attorney Fort Worth

Have you Received a Traffic Ticket in Ft. Worth?

No matter how careful you are, chances are at some point in your life you’ll get a ticket. When this happens your first inclination might be to just “pay the fine and be done with it”.

However, doing so can have serious implications you may not have considered, which is why consulting with a traffic ticket attorney first is always advisable.

Fact is, even minor or simple traffic infractions have the potential to impact your life in ways you may not have considered. From permanently blemishing your driving record, to impacting future employment and increased insurance premiums, you need to know where you stand before just paying the fine.

Being Convicted for a Traffic Violation Can Include Consequences Such as:

  • Possible suspension of driver’s license
  • Higher insurance premiums
  • Inability to renew your drivers license
  • Expensive surcharges and fees
  • Mandatory driving classes
  • Affecting the ability to get hired as a driver
  • And more…

We’re you on the receiving end of a ticket from law enforcement? If so, contact our law firm today to connect with an experienced traffic ticket lawyer in Fort Worth, TX.

*DON’T WAIT* – If you’ve received a traffic ticket you must act fast!  

Paying your Ticket Results in an Automatic Conviction

Although dealing with traffic court might seem like a hassle, don’t fall into the trap of just “paying the fine” to make it go away. In Fort Worth, paying a ticket results in an automatic entry of a “guilty plea” and subsequent conviction.

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Taking No Action Can Result in a Warrant for your Arrest

Tickets issued in Fort Worth include an “appearance date on them. When issued a ticket you are required to sign it. This signature is not an admission of guilt, but rather a guarantee that you will “appear” or resolve the ticket on or before the “appearance date” listed.

The Fort Worth Municipal Court hears cases regarding traffic violations, parking tickets and code violations.

Fort Worth Municipal Court

1000 Throckmorton St

Fort Worth, TX 76102

817-392-6700 (main)

What if You Miss Your Appearance Date?

These days we’re all busier than ever. With so much on your plate its easy to miss your appearance date. Yet doing so is a major mistake you want to avoid at all costs. Whether by accident or procrastination, missing your appearance date will result in a warrant being issued in Fort Worth for your arrest. The court may also make a request to the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) to deny the renewal of your drivers license.

What if I Have a Warrant for a Ticket?

A warrant won’t resolve itself. The sooner you take action to resolve the warrant the better position you will be in. But don’t face this on your own. Hire a ticket layer with extensive experience helping clients resolve warrants for tickets and other criminal offenses.

Our capable and experienced defense attorneys can help you quickly determine the best path forward to resolve your warrant.

Call or message today and connect with a talented defense attorney ready to take on your case.

Potential Routes of Warrant Resolution

Compliance Dismissals – In certain situations simply providing proof of payment or compliance is enough to get a ticket and related warrant dismissed. For example, payment of vehicle registration fees.

Plea of Not Guilty – We can enter a plea of “not guilty” on your behalf and schedule proceedings for a future date. This allows us time to investigate, subpoena witnesses and prepare your case for a “win”.

Fort Worth 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”.

Traffic citations are an accusation that you are in violation of the Texas Transportation Code. However, issuance of a “ticket” does not mean you have been found guilty of the alleged violation and the ticket may be contested in a Fort Worth municipal court.

Hire a traffic ticket attorney from Manuel Diaz Law Firm, PC, and rest easy knowing that your case is in the hands of a talented lawyer eager to aggressively represent you in court.

Traffic Ticket Defense

Although some individuals attempt to make their own case in court, nothing beats the expertise of a defense lawyer backed by decades of experience winning traffic court cases. We can quickly assess the situation, putting battle-tested legal tactics and strategies to work for you and doing everything we can to get the ticket dropped, dismissed, and off of your permanent driving record.

Call today and let our talented lawyers help you achieve a fair resolution to your ticket or warrant.

Potential Consequences if Found Guilty

If found guilty you may face a range of consequences that vary broadly depending on the specific laws broken and the area they were broken at. For example, speeding in a school zone carries with it steeper penalties than does speeding on the highway.

Examples of Potential Penalties if Found Guilty:

  • Points on your driving record
  • Court costs
  • Fines and fees
  • Surcharges for a period of up to 3 years
  • Suspension of your driver’s license
  • Conviction on your driving record

Common Traffic Violations in Fort Worth, TX

  • Improper lane usage (i.e. without the use of a signal)
  • Following too close for road/weather conditions
  • Failure to adhere to the posted speed limit
  • Driving without a license
  • Reckless driving
  • Driving on expired plates
  • Failure to display ID
  • Failure to yield right away
  • Driving without insurance
  • Failure to stop at a red light or stop sign
  • And more…

Driver License Suspension Hearing (DLSH)

Some types of traffic violations and circumstances may result in you receiving a notice of a suspension of your license. These notices are sent by the Texas Department of Transportation, and if not addressed, will result in the suspension of your license.

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

Don’t put your ability to drive at risk. Let our ticket defense lawyers handle any notifications of suspension you receive. We’ll promptly file to contest the suspension by requesting a DLSH (drivers’ license suspension hearing).

BUT DON’T DELAY – The deadline to request a DLSH hearing is fast approaching

In Fort Worth and all across Texas you have a short window of time to request a DLSH hearing. This request must be formally made within 20-days of the date listed on your notice (NOT the date it was postmarked). Failure to do so within 20-days will result in the automatic suspension of your license.

Types of Criminal Defense at Diaz Law Firm

Fort Worth Traffic Tickets and Violations

Drunk Driving, DUIs, and DWIs in Texas

Fort Worth Traffic Tickets and Violations

Tickets are some of the most common cases. In fact, if you receive a ticket, you may not think twice about it. However, tickets shouldn’t be taken lightly.

Many violations result in “points” on your drivers’ license. For each point, you have to pay an annual fine. These points can take years to fall off your record.

After receiving a ticket, you have two options: Pay the ticket or show up in court (the court date is specified on your ticket). If you do neither, you face additional, more serious charges.

Paying a ticket is considered an immediate admission of guilt.

Our attorneys can help you fight your ticket or advocate for lighter penalties. With the help of a criminal defense lawyer, you can minimize fees, exclude a ticket from your driving record, or even have your case dismissed.

Drunk Driving, DUIs, and DWIs in Texas

Drunk Driving, DUIs, and DWIs in Texas

Call us immediately if you’re facing DUI or DWI charges. Fort Worth regulations state that drivers must request a hearing within 15 days of their DUI to fight for their license.

If you’ve already waited longer than 15 days, you should still call an experienced Fort Worth criminal defense attorney. You might lose your license, but could still avoid high fines, jail time, and other impactful consequences.

A DUI or DWI in Fort Worth can result in a prison sentence (even if it’s your first offense). Even if you’re not facing jail time, you may be required to surrender your license or pay thousands in fines. Additionally, a DUI or DWI can limit your future employment opportunities.

At Diaz Law Firm, we understand the complexities of Texas driving laws. We’ve helped many clients reach a satisfactory verdict. We’ve also seen many cases dismissed without charges. We will listen to the details of your case to understand your specific circumstances. Then, we’ll plan a strategy for defending your rights and protecting your freedom.

Domestic Violence or Abuse

Sexual Assault, Public Indecency, & Other Sexual Offenses

Domestic Violence or Abuse

Unfortunately, domestic violence charges can seriously impact your life. At their worst, these charges can result in loss of child custody, jail time, and felony on your record, among other consequences.

At Diaz Law Firm, we understand that family matters are complex. Sometimes, domestic abuse accusations are attempts to gain child custody or take revenge for an offense. Other times, they’re caused by misunderstandings or emotional outbursts. These actions don’t always merit jail time or a felony record. However, these charges can be difficult to fight.

Our team of criminal defense lawyers is experienced in family violence charges. We understand the ways Fort Worth courts tend to approach domestic abuse cases. As a result, we hold a number of successful strategies for defending your rights. Our attorneys will help you present the truth of your situation regardless of the opposition’s claims.

We also grasp the emotional difficulties of defending yourself against accusations from a loved one. We’ll treat your case with sensitivity, empathy, and professionalism. We’ll stand by you step by step, day by day, until your case is resolved.

Sexual Assault, Public Indecency, & Other Sexual Offenses

If you’ve been accused of sexual crimes, contact a Texas criminal defense lawyer immediately. These charges can carry lifelong consequences. Jail time, sexual offender registration, and a felony record are all possible outcomes of a conviction on sexual charges.

When discussing your case, our criminal defense lawyers always work with professionalism. We understand investigations can feel embarrassing or violating. At our Texas law firm, our goal is to support you in retelling your experience of the circumstances accurately in order to reach a satisfactory solution.

Our firm understands that sexual charges are complex. We work with each client to truly understand their situation. Accusations can arise out of misunderstandings, mistakes, or different experiences of the same set of circumstances. For example, you may not be aware that your partner felt pressured or coerced into a sexual situation. Other times, sexual offenses arise because you were unaware of specific Texas laws (such as incest or public indecency). We’ll listen to your side of the story and help you fight for a satisfactory outcome.

Sexual offenses in Fort Worth, Texas can include:

  • Offering or receiving payment for sexual services
  • Engaging in sexual conduct in a public place
  • Pressuring another individual to engage in sexual activities
  • Engaging in sexual conduct with a minor

Not all sexual cases result in convictions. Some cases are successful in proving a client’s innocence. Other cases are simply dismissed, resulting in no conviction and no criminal record. Our attorneys will explain the best strategy for your particular situation.

When you’re facing sexual offense charges, you need an attorney with skill and discretion. Contact our office to find out how our experienced Texas criminal defense lawyers can protect you.

Drug Possession, Drug Trafficking, & Other Drug Crimes

Various Felony Charges in Fort Worth Texas

Drug Possession, Drug Trafficking, & Other Drug Crimes

Drug crimes can range from simple to complex, but most carry significant charges. In Texas, even a misdemeanor drug conviction can result in several months in prison and several thousand in fines. More serious charges carry up to hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines and life sentences in prison.

It’s important to contact a lawyer immediately after a drug charge. With the help of an attorney, you may be able to reduce or avoid jail time, fines, and a criminal record. If you want to protect your freedom and your future, call our office today.

Various Felony Charges in Fort Worth Texas

Many of the crimes mentioned above can result in a felony. A range of other criminal charges can result in felony jail time and a criminal record.

Felonies are serious, life-changing convictions. A felony can affect many areas, including your:

  • Child custody
  • Employment
  • Admission to graduate schools
  • Right to own a firearm
  • Right to vote
  • Right to run for public office

In Texas, some of these rights can be contested in court or restored to you after a period of time. However, it’s important to take a felony charge seriously from the beginning. Some felony penalties include several years or decades in prison and thousands of dollars in fines.

It’s vital to start preparing your defense as soon as possible. Contact our office today to talk with a skilled Fort Worth attorney about the right strategy for protecting your rights.

Texas 3G Crimes

Texas 3G Crimes

3G offenses are some of the most serious criminal charges. If you or someone you love has been accused of a 3G crime, reach out to a Fort Worth criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible.

If you are convicted of a 3G offense, you face mandatory jail time. You will not be allowed parole until you have served at least half of your sentence. With a 3G charge, it’s especially important to have the right lawyer by your side.

In some cases, innocent individuals are falsely accused of 3G crimes. These cases mandate an aggressive approach. Our attorneys are skilled in exposing the truth in these situations.

Not sure whether your case qualifies as a 3G offense? Call our office. We’ll gladly answer your questions and help you determine the best next steps.

Traffic Ticket Attorney in Texas – our service areas

We proudly serve the greater communities of Dallas, Fort Worth, and San Antonio

Results Driven Traffic Ticket Attorney

Don’t let a traffic ticket loom over your head. Hire an experienced ticket defense lawyer that can get you the results you need.

We’ll work hard to resolve your tickets in the most favorable way possible, and do everything we can to make sure the offense doesn’t end up on your permanent driving record.

Call or message us today to set up a free initial consultation and to learn more about why so many Fort Worth, TX drivers trust us to represent them in and out of court.

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