If you received a traffic ticket in Dallas County ticket, you might wonder what it will cost you. Dallas County traffic tickets are not cheap.
What Are The Fines And Court Costs For Dallas County Traffic Tickets?
The fines on moving and non-moving violations vary depending on the offense and location of the stop. Below are some examples of speeding fines in Dallas County. For each ticket, add $134 in court costs:
- Speeding 1-10 MPH over: $97 fine
- Speeding 11-15 MPH over: $122 fine
- Speeding 16-20 MPH over: $147 fine
- Speeding 20+MPH over: $200 fine
- Speeding in a school zone 1-10 MPH over: $117 fine
- Speeding in a school zone 11-15 MPH over: $142 fine
- Speeding in a school zone 16-20 MPH over: $167 fine
- Speeding in school zone 20+MPH over: $200 fine
What Can You Do If You Get A Dallas County Traffic Ticket?
Ok, so a Dallas County police officer just issued you an expensive speeding ticket. Now that you know what the ticket will cost in fines and court costs, what should you do? You have several options in Dallas County:
1. Pay Your Fine
Many of you have neither the time nor the desire to fight a Dallas County traffic ticket. You mistakenly think that paying the fine is a time-efficient solution. So you mail payment to the Court. If you choose to just pay the fine, the matter is indeed settled, but you will receive a conviction on your driving record. You will be assessed two points on your driver’s license.
2. Fight Your Ticket
You could spend your valuable time preparing your case and to go Court. With preparation, maybe you could get a Not Guilty verdict. Unfortunately, this is rarely the case. In most cases, you need to be experienced in fighting traffic tickets and who wants to spend a day in Court?
Instead of going through this time-consuming process and not properly addressing this case and ending up with the wrong disposition, you can hire the Dallas County traffic ticket lawyer at Anderson & Anderson, LLP to fight your ticket. Our Dallas County attorneys are familiar with the courts and the law. We are more likely to get you the best possible disposition than someone unfamiliar with the law.
3. Do Not Miss Your Court Date
Occasionally, some Texans try to fight their ticket in court, but they miss their court date. If you do not appear in Court, a warrant could be issued. You are then subject to arrest. If arrested, you will need to post a bond, and you will face increased fines and court fees.
If a warrant for your arrest is issued, the traffic defense attorneys at Anderson & Anderson, LLP can help. With this being said, it is best to be proactive and hire our attorneys as soon as you get the ticket. You can avoid appearing in court and possibly missing your court date.
4. Take A Defensive Driving Course
You may be eligible to have your ticket dismissed by taking and passing a Texas state-approved defensive driving course. Taking the class also may prevent points from being added to your license. It may also prevent an increase in your insurance premiums. Please note that you may not be eligible to have a ticket dismissed through a driver safety course in the following cases:
- You were going 25 MPH or more over the limit
- You were speeding in a school or work zone
- You have a commercial driver’s license
If you qualify for a defensive driving course to get the ticket dismissed, you must first contact the court where the ticket was filed. The Court must grant your request, and you must pay the appropriate fee. In addition, you must have a valid Texas driver’s license and valid automobile insurance. If you take the class without first contacting the Court, your Certificate of Completion will not be accepted. You will have wasted time and money.
Once your request for a driving safety course is granted, you will be given a deadline to complete the class and submit your certificate of completion and other required documents to the court. If you give the court everything by the deadline, your ticket should be dismissed, but if you do not comply with all requirements, the traffic court may enter a guilty plea. Then you would have to pay all the fines and court fees. However, if you miss your deadline, please contact our office. We can contact the Court on your behalf and petition the Court to accept the late documents as timely received.
Rather than going through this complicated process on your own, contact the traffic ticket defense lawyers at Anderson & Anderson, LLP. With our knowledge and expertise, we can guide you through the process of addressing your case and attaining a favorable disposition, oftentimes, without the necessity of taking a time-consuming Texas State-approved Driver Safety Course.
Contact Our Dallas County Traffic Ticket Lawyers Now
Did you get a traffic ticket in Dallas recently? Was it near Klyde Warren Park, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, or another popular sight? You now face possible fines, court costs, and license points, not to mention the hassle and stress of dealing with a ticket.
Our Dallas County traffic ticket defense attorneys at Anderson & Anderson, LLP can represent your legal interests. Our attorneys will review your case and present a strong defense and work for the best possible outcome – sometimes an outright dismissal with no money due to the Court is possible.
We have the time. We have the experience. We have the expertise.
Contact our Dallas traffic defense attorneys today at (214) 370-8260. Our attorneys serve the communities of Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Kaufman, and Tarrant counties.