Our Arlington ticket attorneys defend traffic violation issues in both the Municipal Court and Justice of the Peace Court in Arlington – Pct. 2. Were you stopped by a municipal police officer or a County constable/sheriff? This determines the court in which your ticket will be filed.
Getting one speeding ticket is unpleasant. Imagine getting multiple traffic violations. This can get expensive, complicated, and time-consuming. Multiple traffic ticket convictions can result in a driver’s license suspension. A driver’s license suspension can result in an arrest.
Before the problems accumulate, contact our office to help you navigate the oftentimes difficult and confusing legal process. Our Arlington traffic defense lawyers will present a robust defense and help obtain the best results to keep you on the road with a clean driving record. The Arlington traffic violation attorneys at ANDERSON & ANDERSON, LLP can assist you with traffic violations today.
What happens if you do not properly handle your Arlington traffic ticket? Not only do the fines and court costs increase, but a Judge can also issue a warrant for your arrest. In addition, the Judge could issue a subsequent violation known as a Failure to Appear or Violate Promise to Appear. Sounds expensive? It can be.
To avoid the possible embarrassment and hassle of an unwanted arrest, contact ANDERSON & ANDERSON, LLP.
Another problem you could face with an unpaid traffic violation is the Texas Department of Public Safety could put a hold on your driver’s license preventing you from renewing your license. This is known as an OMNI hold.
Our traffic ticket defense law firm can assist with lifting warrants and removing driver’s license holds.
ANDERSON & ANDERSON, LLP has more than 20 years of experience representing clients in the Arlington Municipal Court. Please contact us for a complimentary consultation.
Visit our FAQs page to get answers to some of the most common questions we hear. If a question you have is not included, contact our firm to speak with an attorney.
If you have a traffic ticket, you may be tempted to simply pay it. Please note that in the State of Texas, simply paying a ticket is an admission of guilt. The Court will report the offense to DPS as a conviction on your driving record. This may result in increased automobile insurance premiums or possible license suspension depending on the circumstances. Below are some of the common questions about Texas traffic ticket violations.
Yes. The Court must give the Department of Public Safety all conviction records which involve operating a motor vehicle in the State. So, most traffic violations will appear on your record, and points will be assessed.
All traffic citations have an Appearance Date. All Courts have different time frames in which to timely respond to an alleged offense. If you miss the appearance date, a warrant may be issued for your arrest. In addition, you may also receive a subsequent offense – a Failure to Appear or a Violate Promise to Appear. Contact our law firm. ANDERSON & ANDERSON, LLP can help.
In the interest of keeping track of driver behavior, the DPS Driver Responsibility Program assesses points for each moving violation – two points for any in-state and our-of-state conviction and three points for a conviction resulting in a crash. The points remain on your driving record for three years from the date of the conviction. When a certain number of points are accumulated, the driver will face a driver license suspension.
Not all traffic violations lead to points. If you receive a ticket for travelling 10 mph or less over the posted speed limit or a seat belt violation, you will not incur any points.