Dallas Traffic Ticket Lawyers
Received a Citation? Let Our Firm Help Fight It.
If a police officer issued a citation for an alleged violation of a traffic offense, paying the fine isn't your only option. You have the right to contest the ticket. To challenge your citation, you need an attorney on your side who knows how the courts operate and can present a compelling defense on your behalf.
Backed by over 98 years of combined legal experience, our Dallas lawyers at Scott H. Palmer, P.C. have a thorough understanding of Texas's laws concerning your rights, and we will aggressively fight your citation. Our team will review the details of your stop to determine whether or not it was lawful and just. We will also listen to your account of the events leading up to the officer issuing your citation to build a defense strategy for your case. Understanding that the process for resolving your traffic ticket may be unfamiliar, we'll be available to answer your questions and walk you through the entire process from the beginning until the end.
To discuss your options for contesting your traffic ticket, call us at (214) 891-3382 today.
Defense for Various Traffic Violation Allegations
Many traffic tickets can result in a fine, and others can result in a fine and/or jail time. These consequences can have a huge impact on your finances, as well as your personal and professional life. To work toward reducing or avoiding the penalties, speak with our skilled team as soon as possible. We'll help you understand what to expect and what your options are for resolving the matter. We have helped numerous clients contest their traffic citations, and we're here to deliver the exceptional legal representation you need for your case.
Our Dallas attorneys handle a variety of traffic ticket cases, including but not limited to those involving:
- Speeding: Motorists can be cited for driving above the posted limit or at speeds higher than are reasonable for the road conditions.
- Reckless driving: A driver may be accused of this for driving with a willful disregard for other's safety. This offense is a misdemeanor that can be punished by up to $200 in fines and/or a county jail term of up to 30 days.
- Committing assault by contact: A driver may be ticketed for assault by contact if they threaten to cause bodily harm to another person, or they touch someone else in a provocative or offensive manner. The offense is a Class C misdemeanor, which carries a fine of up to $500.
- Possessing or delivering drug paraphernalia: If a driver is pulled over and the officer who stopped them sees drug paraphernalia in the vehicle, they could be cited for possession or delivery. In Texas, drug paraphernalia is any item that can be used to make, test, analyze, store, hold, or hide a controlled substance. Such objects could include pipes, bongs, scales, and others. Possessing is as a Class C misdemeanor and is penalized by a maximum fine of $500. Delivery is a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by up to 1 year in jail and/or a fine of up to $4,000.
- Racing: Engaging in a speed competition, drag race, or test of vehicle endurance may be charged as a Class B misdemeanor. The conviction penalties include up to 180 days in jail and a maximum fine of $2,000. If aggravating factors exist at the time of the offense, it can be enhanced to a Class A misdemeanor, which is punishable by up to 1 year in jail and/or a fine of up to $4,000.
- Failing to stop at a red light: Drivers must adhere to all traffic control devices; otherwise, they may be cited for a violation.
- Failing to obey road signs: Failing to stop or yield as directed by a road sign may result in a traffic ticket.
- Driving without liability insurance: If a person operates a vehicle that does not have liability insurance meeting the state's minimum requirements, they could be charged with a misdemeanor and fined $350 to $1,000.
What Happens If I Don't Take Care of My Ticket in Texas?
If a cop cited you for a traffic violation, your signature on it is your promise to pay the fine or appear in court to handle the matter. Failing to do either may result in severe consequences, such as the court issuing an arrest warrant in your name or the Department of Public Safety denying the renewal of your driver's license.
Contact Scott H. Palmer, P.C. Today
Before deciding what to do about your traffic ticket, speak with our Dallas attorneys. We'll help you make informed decisions about how to move forward with your case.
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