Our Collin County ticket attorneys defend traffic violation issues in every Municipal Court and every Justice of the Peace Court in Collin County. Were you stopped by a municipal police officer or a County constable/sheriff? This determines the court in which your ticket will be filed.
No one likes getting traffic tickets. Traffic violations can be expensive and burdensome. If not handled properly, a traffic ticket can result in a conviction on your record.
In addition, if not handled according to the Court’s timeline, a Judge can issue a warrant for your arrest.
Fortunately, the Collin County traffic ticket attorneys at ANDERSON & ANDERSON, LLP can help keep your driving record clean and keep you on the road to drive legally. Our Collin County traffic violation lawyers at ANDERSON & ANDERSON, LLP are ready to assist.
An alias warrant is issued when you miss the appearance date. i.e., the date by which you must make a court appearance. The appearance date is shown on your ticket. If you take no appropriate action on or before this date, a warrant for your arrest may be issued. Furthermore, an additional violation known as a Failure to Appear and/or Violate Promise to Appear may be issued. Sounds expensive? It can be.
If you have an outstanding warrant, contact ANDERSON & ANDERSON, LLP. By posting an attorney bond to lift the warrant, we can help you avoid the potential embarrassment of an arrest.
The potential consequences of an ignored traffic citation may include car impoundment, increased court costs, and fines, the embarrassment of an unwanted arrest, possible jail time, etc.
Unresolved traffic tickets in Collin County may result in the Texas Department of Public Safety putting a hold on your driver’s license which prevents you from renewing/updating your driver’s license. This is known as an OMNI hold.
Our Collin County traffic violation lawyers can assist in having your holds lifted.
ANDERSON & ANDERSON, LLP can help. Our Collin County traffic ticket attorneys are experienced in addressing Collin County traffic cases. We can assist in providing valuable legal advice, getting charges dismissed, fines reduced, lifting warrants, and keeping your driving record clean. 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.
No. It would seem that simply paying the fine is the right thing to do; however, in the State of Texas this will result in a conviction. Contact ANDERSON & ANDERSON, LLP for advice on how to proceed.
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.