For more than 20 years, our Garland ticket attorneys have represented hundreds of clients in the Garland Municipal Court and the Justice of the Peace Court in Garland – Pct. 2,1. Were you stopped by a municipal police officer or a County constable/sheriff? This determines the court in which your ticket will be filed.
The last thing you want to do is ignore a traffic ticket that may result in an arrest warrant. Can you imagine being arrested in front of your children or co-workers? What a nightmare. Having a warrant will also add fees to the already expensive traffic fines. Not to mention, the Judge may issue an additional violation known as a Failure to Appear and/or Violate Promise to Appear.
Contact the Garland traffic ticket attorneys at ANDERSON & ANDERSON, LLP for help when you have tickets in Garland. Our attorneys will fight for your rights and try to get your tickets dismissed.
If you missed your Garland court date, the Judge could issue a warrant for your arrest. In addition, the Judge may also issue a Failure to Appear and / or Violate Promise to Appear. The Texas Department of Public Safety may put a hold on your driver’s license which will prevent you from renewing your license. Driving with an Expired Driver License is a Class C Misdemeanor.
If there is a warrant for your arrest, contact our office. Our experienced Garland traffic lawyers can advise you on how to best proceed and how to avoid a conviction on your driving record. A Class C Misdemeanor conviction can cause increased insurance rates and even a possible license suspension.
Our law office can help save you time and money. In most cases, we can appear on your behalf, so that you do not have to take time from work. We have represented traffic tickets in Garland for more than 20 years. We have the experience to help you navigate the time-consuming and oftentimes difficult legal process.
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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.