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-Do you know how to have a traffic offense dismissed or keep it off your driving record?
-Have you missed your appearance date?
-Are you concerned that the traffic ticket you forgot to pay is now in warrant status?
-Do you have the time to take care of your traffic issues?
-Would you like to have an attorney who specializes in traffic issues resolve your traffic problems for you?
Then look no further. The law firm of Anderson & Anderson, LLP is here to save you time and money.
Anderson & Anderson, LLP has defended thousands of tickets with many of them being dismissed and the vast majority of them being kept off driving records.
Defending traffic tickets is a large part of our practice; however, we do offer other legal services. Please browse our website for further information.
WE PROMISE YOU HONESTY, COURTESY, AND INTEGRITY IN ALL OF OUR COMMUNICATIONS AND TRANSACTIONS.
Traffic Ticket Defense
Let us help you with your ticket and warrant issues in both the city (municipal) and county (justice of the peace) courts. We handle traffic ticket issues in the following cities: Addison, Allen, Anna, Arlington, Balch Springs, Bedford, Benbrook, Carrollton, Cedar Hill, Celina, Cleburne, Cockrell Hill, Colleyville, Coppell, Dallas, Denton, DeSoto, Euless, Fairview, Farmers Branch, Farmersville, Fate, Ferris, Flower Mound, Forney, Frisco, Ft. Worth, Garland, Glenn Heights, Grand Prairie, Grapevine, Hickory Creek, Highland Park, Highland Village, Hurst, Hutchins, Irving, Italy, Kaufman, Keller, Lake Dallas, Lancaster, Lewisville, Little Elm, McKinney, Melissa, Mesquite, Murphy, Palmer, Plano, Prosper, Red Oak, Richardson, Roanoke, Rockwall, Rowlett, Sachse, Seagoville, Southlake, Sunnyvale, Terrell, The Colony, Trophy Club, Tyler, University Park, Waco, Waxahachie, Weatherford, Wilmer, Wylie, and in the following counties: Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Hill County, Hunt County, Johnson County, Kaufman, McClennan County, Parker County, Rockwall, Smith County, Tarrant, Van Zandt County. If you don’t see your city or county, please call us.
City of Dallas Traffic Tickets
City of Dallas traffic tickets, which are issued by City of Dallas Police Officers, are handled in the City of Dallas Municipal Court. Dallas County traffic tickets, which are issued by Dallas County Constables or Sheriffs, are handled in the Dallas County Justice of the Peace Courts.
After receiving a Dallas traffic ticket in the City of Dallas, you have twenty-one days to pay your ticket or appear in court and enter a plea. In other jurisdictions / municipalities, the appearance date varies. If you do not make an appearance, a Dallas warrant will be issued for your arrest and your fine will increase. In addition, the Court may issue an additional offense known as a Failure to Appear.
The only way to dispose of this warrant is to post a cash bond for the fines owed or hire an Dallas ticket attorney who can post a bond on your behalf so you do not have to come up with the money for the outstanding fine. In most instances, hiring an experienced Dallas traffic ticket attorney is less expensive than paying the fines. Simply paying the fine would result in a conviction on your record.
If an outright dismissal is not possible, we will work very hard to have the ticket dismissed through deferred disposition. If you comply with the conditions of the deferred disposition, the ticket will neither affect your driving record nor result in increased insurance rates. The usual requirements of a deferred disposition are: 1) timely payment of a fine to the court and 2) no additional traffic violations for a probationary period. In addition to doing everything possible to get deferred disposition on your case, we will also seek to negotiate a fine reduction with the prosecutors.
We try to get the ticket dismissed in which case you would owe no money to the court. For tickets in the City of Dallas Traffic Ticket, we prefer to set the cases for trial and have you attend because if you are present at the court setting, your chances for dismissal increase.
We handle traffic ticket issues throughout the counties of Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Hill County, Hunt County, Johnson County, Kaufman, McClennan County, Parker County, Rockwall, Smith County, Tarrant, Van Zandt County. More specifically, we handle tickets in the following cities: Addison, Allen, Anna, Arlington, Balch Springs, Bedford, Benbrook, Carrollton, Cedar Hill, Celina, Cleburne, Cockrell Hill, Colleyville, Coppell, Dallas, Denton, DeSoto, Euless, Fairview, Farmers Branch, Farmersville, Fate, Ferris, Flower Mound, Forney, Frisco, Ft. Worth, Garland, Glenn Heights, Grand Prairie, Grapevine, Hickory Creek, Highland Park, Highland Village, Hurst, Hutchins, Irving, Italy, Kaufman, Keller, Lake Dallas, Lancaster, Lewisville, Little Elm, McKinney, Melissa, Mesquite, Murphy, Palmer, Plano, Prosper, Red Oak, Richardson, Roanoke, Rockwall, Rowlett, Sachse, Seagoville, Southlake, Sunnyvale, Terrell, The Colony, Trophy Club, Tyler, University Park, Waco, Waxahachie, Weatherford, Wilmer, Wylie. Please do not hesitate to call our office if the city which issued the citation is not on this list.
DRIVER LICENSE SUSPENSION HEARING
Drivers License Suspension
If you have received notice from the Texas Department of Public Safety that your license will be suspended, we can help you contest this suspension by requesting a Driver License Suspension Hearing (DLSH). Please note that you only have 20 days from the date of the notice (not the postmark date) to request a Driver License Suspension Hearing (DLSH). If you do not meet this time requirement, your Drivers License will definitely be suspended. DPS is very strict with this time constraint.
This notice means that you have accrued too many traffic ticket / traffic citation convictions on your driving record, i.e., traffic ticket convictions for moving violations, no insurance, no driver’s license or driving on a public roadway while your driver’s license was suspended, invalid or revoked.
Driving with a suspended license is a misdemeanor that can lead to costly fines, longer suspension periods, and even jail time. The police could have your car towed in which case you would be responsible for the towing and storage fees for your vehicle. You may also be required to pay heavy fines, a license reinstatement fee, expensive SR-22 insurance rates.
OCCUPATIONAL DRIVERS LICENSE
Drivers License Suspension
More and more, our office is receiving inquiries from individuals who are unable to renew their driver’s license. So often, drivers do not realize that their licenses have been suspended because their mailing address is not current with Texas Department of Public Safety, and they do not receive notice of the forthcoming suspension. The State of Texas is becoming increasingly more diligent in suspending, revoking, cancelling, or denying a driver’s license.
In such a situation, a restricted driver’s license is available based on eligibility. Such a license is called an Occupational Driver’s License or ODL which is a valid Texas Driver License..
FAILURE TO APPEAR PROGRAM – DPS/OMNI HOLDS
Drivers License Suspension
Under the Failure to Appear Program, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) may place a hold your driver’s license and deny renewal if you have allowed a traffic ticket citation to go into warrant status or you have failed to satisfy a judgment to pay a fine for a traffic ticket. If renewal of your driver’s license has been denied, you are prohibited from operating a motor vehicle on any public street/highway in Texas. Such a violation constitutes a misdemeanor. If a DPS/OMNI hold has been placed on your driver’s license, you must resolve the outstanding violation/s before you can renew your license.
The DPS/OMNI hold/s on your driver’s license will not be lifted until DPS receives authorization from each reporting court. It takes three to five business days to update your driving record once DPS receives this authorization. All DPS/OMNI holds must be lifted before your driving record reflects that you are in compliance. You are eligible to drive again and/or renew your driver’s license as soon as you are in compliance.
DALLAS COUNTY SCOFFLAW
Drivers License Suspension
We are receiving more and more inquiries from individuals who not only have outstanding traffic citations / warrants which prevent them from renewing their driver’s licenses, but who also have vehicles that have been SCOFFLAWED, i.e., the vehicle cannot be registered.
The Texas Scofflaw Program is a section of the Texas Transportation Code that allows for registration of a vehicle to be blocked. The Department of Motor Vehicles can SCOFFLAW a vehicle which means the DMV can refuse to register a vehicle if the owner of that vehicle owes money for a fine.
July 1, 2017
“I had some bad tickets and warrant. This firm got them ALL off! Will hire again if needed.”
“Please tell Mr. Anderson that I really appreciate the help your office has provided – especially given the fact that I was unable to appear in court as originally agreed upon. I will recommend your office to anyone in need of the services you provide.”
“I will recommend your office to anyone in need of the services you provide.”
August 28, 2008
“It is so easy to complain and criticize when things don’t move along at the pace that’s expected. It should be equally easy to respond with gratitude when people (Anderson & Anderson, LLP) go out of their way to comply with client needs. I thank you for the great job you are doing on my behalf.”
“I thank you for the great job you are doing on my behalf.”