You were stopped by the police and got a ticket. Sure, you could pay the amount listed on the ticket. The fine listed on the ticket you received is not magical and it is not set in stone. That is what the court having jurisdiction over your ticket charges you to convict you of a traffic offense that goes on your driving record without requiring you to come to court.
The points the Texas Department of Safety puts on your license after that, the surcharges that can result from those points, the suspension of your driver’s license that can happen if you don’t pay those surcharges within a certain time, the new ticket or even arrest that can result if you drive while your license is suspended (and how can you pay for all that if you don’t drive to work?), all of that is your problem–a problem the courts are too busy to worry about.
Or you could take a day off of work and go down to the Justice of the Peace or the Municipal Court (depending on where you were stopped) and ask for something better. You’ll fill out some paperwork given by a receptionist or clerk and answer some questions, then you’ll sit in an uncomfortable chair and wait. And wait. And wait. Eventually, you’ll get to talk to a prosecutor. Maybe you’ll get a lower fine or sanction and maybe you won’t. Either you’ll still have to pay a fine and have missed work, or you’ll have to miss another day of work and come back for a trial. At the trial you’ll have to follow all the rules and procedures of that court, but you won’t know them, and the prosecutor will.
Most people choose one of those two options. They are willing to sacrifice the time and/or money to go it alone.
But is there a better way? Yes.
Instead you can pay me a modest sum to go to court and handle your case for you. In the vast majority of cases, you will never have to appear in court. If you do have to appear it will likely only be for a trial. At that trial you will have the same knowledgeable and skilled attorney fighting for you about your traffic ticket as many others hire to defend them when facing jail time on a serious felony or misdemeanor criminal case.
COMMERCIAL DRIVER’S LICENSE
Are you a commercial driver? If so then every traffic ticket is a serious matter for you. I understand the dilemma you face. Even if you were driving your personal car on your own time, and nothing you did had anything to do with your job as a commercial driver, you livelihood is still threatened.
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will still impose points and surcharges on your license, as mentioned above, and may still suspend or revoke your driver’s license. I know that for commercial driver’s this means they cannot work. And that can shatter your entire life.
I understand that because of these dire, and unfair consequences, your traffic ticket is as important to you as a criminal case involving life in prison may be to someone else. That’s why I am willing to take your case and vigorously defend your rights. I will fight to ensure your rights are respected and make sure you have the best defense possible under the circumstances.