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Traffic Ticket Attorney Dallas
Have you recently been cited with a traffic ticket? Or perhaps you missed your court date and are concerned about a traffic warrant out for your arrest?
No matter your situation, a Dallas based traffic ticket attorney can help.
A traffic ticket might not seem like a serious issue, but convictions can lead to serious consequences including but not limited to:
- Increased insurance premiums
- Suspension of driver’s license
- Inability to renew drivers license
- Surcharges and fees
- Impact the ability to get hired in certain roles involving transportation
- And more…
If you have been issued a ticket, call today and get connected with an experienced traffic ticket lawyer in Dallas who is ready to take on your case. The first consultation is always free. But don’t delay, your court date is fast-approaching and you need to be ready.
Paying your Ticket is an Automatic Conviction
For many busy Dallas residents, a simple traffic ticket might seem like too much of a hassle to contest, leading them to simply “pay the fine”.
However, this is an inadvisable course of action in most cases. In Dallas, TX, simply paying the ticket is considered an admission of guilt and results in an AUTOMATIC CONVICTION.
Taking No Action can Result in a Warrant for your Arrest
Each traffic ticket issued in Texas lists an “appearance date”. This date is the day and time that you and/or your attorney must “appear” in court. If cited in Dallas, the City of Dallas Municipal Court automatically sets this appearance date, which must happen within twenty-one (21) days of the date the citation was issued. When the law enforcement officer gives you a ticket, they require a signature. This signature is NOT an admission of guilt, but rather a guarantee that you will show up in court on or before the “appearance date” if you chose to contest the ticket.
What if You Miss Your Appearance Date?
It happens. You forget, get busy, or simply procrastinate. What’s the worst that could happen?
You end up with an arrest warrant in your name. This is a scenario you never want to find yourself in, and can result in you being arrested, handcuffed and placed in Dallas jail, sometimes for up to a week or more.
If you can’t make or afford bond, you may even end up losing your job from the unexcused work absence.
If you have, or fear that a warrant may be out for your arrest due to a missed traffic date in court, time is not on your side. Reach out to our firm as soon as possible to get connected with a traffic ticket attorney who is familiar with navigating the Dallas legal system and local courts.
Our experienced defense attorneys provide aggressive representation and will leverage the right legal strategies and approach to help you obtain a favorable outcome.
Dallas Traffic Ticket Laws
Laws used by police to issue traffic citations and tickets in Texas are detailed in the Texas Transportation Code (also known as the ‘Rules of the Road’). As an example, of the most commonly cited violations of traffic laws is exceeding the posted speed limit.
These ticked are given by Dallas County Constables or Sheriffs and handled in Dallas County Justice of the Peace Courts.
Being criminally cited with a traffic ticket is an accusation of a violation of Dallas law. However, you are considered innocent until proven otherwise and you may contest the ticket in court, or even request a jury trial (unlikely for a traffic violation).
Your traffic ticket defense lawyer from Manuel Diaz Law Firm, PC will work with you to find the optimal path forward, offering key insights and advice into the Dallas court system, judges and district attorneys.
Traffic Ticket Defense
Defending your ticket is something you should never do alone. Although it is within your legal right to represent yourself in court, Judges expect that anyone doing so has the requisite knowledge of court procedure and what is and is not allowed.
Our talented traffic ticket lawyers are well-versed in efficiently and effectively handling traffic ticket cases and warrant issues in both the city (municipal) and county (justice of the peace) courtrooms.
We can provide you with the best chance of a fair resolution, seeking to get your ticket dropped, dismissed or reduced.
Potential Consequences if Found Guilty
The penalties for traffic violations can range substantially depending on the specific laws broken, where they were broken at (i.e. speeding in a School Zone carries steeper penalties), and other factors.
Below are Examples of Potential Consequences:
- Points on your driving record
- Fines and fees
- Court costs
- Surcharges for a period of up to 3 years
- Suspension of your driver’s license
- Conviction on your driving record
Common Traffic Violations in Dallas
- Improper lane usage
- Following too close for conditions
- Reckless driving
- Driving without a license
- Driving without insurance
- Failure to display ID
- Expired plates
- Failure to yield right away
- Failure to stop at a red light or stop sign
- And more…
Driver License Suspension Hearing (DLSH)
Have you received a notice from the Texas Department of Transportation regarding an upcoming suspension of your license?
Common Reasons for License Suspension in Texas Include:
- Too many traffic citation or ticket convictions
- Driving without insurance
- Driving without a license at the time
- Driving on a public roadway while your license was suspended, invalid or revoked
- And more
Our ticket defense attorneys can contest the suspension by requesting and representing you at a driver’s license suspension hearing (DLSH).
But time is NOT on your side. In Texas you have a short twenty (20) days from the date of the notice (not the postmark date) to request such a hearing. Failure to do so within this timeframe will result in suspension of your license.
The Criminal Justice Process in Dallas, TX
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Aggressive representation, exceptional client service, and results-oriented legal strategy are what we’re known for. Put our years of legal experience to work for you and get the representation you deserve.
As a primary objective, our job is to work hard on making 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 Texas drivers trust us to represent them in and out of court.