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.
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
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
Domestic Violence or Abuse
Sexual Assault, Public Indecency, & Other Sexual Offenses
Drug Possession, Drug Trafficking, & Other Drug Crimes
Various Felony Charges in Fort Worth Texas
Texas 3G Crimes
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.