Under Texas Law, Traffic Tickets are classified as Class C Misdemeanors and are punishable by fine only. Traffic Tickets may seem like no big deal, however, when you neglect a Traffic Ticket it has the potential to become a big deal. When a Traffic Ticket is not properly handled in a timely manner, a court can issue an additional failure to appear charge and issue warrants on the initial ticket(s). Even though a Traffic Ticket can be punished only by a fine, if the Traffic Ticket(s) go into warrant status, you can be arrested on the warrant.
In the State of Texas, there are two types of Traffic Ticket Warrants, Alias Warrants and Capias Warrants.
Alias Warrants are issued when a person receives a ticket and, for whatever reason, neglects to handle the ticket in a timely manner. An Alias Warrant can be lifted by a cash bond or an Attorney’s Surety Bond.
At Davidson Law, when a client calls with an Alias Warrant, our experienced Traffic Warrant Attorneys will file, with the court, an Attorney’s Surety on the client’s behalf along with a Letter of Representation. Once the Attorney’s Surety Bond and the Letter of Representation are filed and processed with the court, the warrant will be lifted and the court will then set the ticket for a Pre-Trial hearing.
At the Pre-Trial Hearing, our Traffic Warrant Attorneys will meet with the prosecutor in attempt to get the Traffic Tickets dismissed and if a dismissal is not possible, our Traffic Warrant Attorneys will attempt to negotiate a disposition that results in a reduced fine and deferred disposition.
If the client is not satisfied with the result of the Pre-Trial Hearing, our Traffic Warrant Attorneys will skillfully represent the client in a trial by Judge or Jury.
A Capias Warrant is issued when a client receives a Traffic Ticket and makes a plea to the court on that ticket and fails to comply with the terms of the plea, whether it be payment, Defensive Driving or some other term of the plea. A Capias Warrant is different from an Alias Warrant in that it cannot be bonded by an Attorney or a Bondsman. The only way a Capias Warrant can be lifted is by contacting the court to determine the reason for the Capias Warrant and then following the instruction of the court to appropriately dispose of the case and the warrant.
Why should I hire an attorney to lift a Traffic Warrant?
When you have a Traffic Warrant, one option is to simply pay the ticket or tickets. However, one should consider the consequences before simply paying a ticket. When you simply pay a ticket that is in warrant, not only are you paying increased fines due to the warrant but you are also, under most circumstances, admitting guilt to the court and receiving a conviction on ticket. This is significant because a Traffic Conviction on one’s record can have many unintended consequences. Depending on the violation, a single conviction can lead to surcharges from the State and increased insurance premiums.
As Traffic Warrant Attorneys, it is not ethical to make guarantees to a client regarding the outcome of a case. However, the Traffic Warrant Attorneys at Davidson Law have had tremendous success lifting clients Traffic Ticket Warrants, keeping their tickets off their record and saving money on the fine and court costs. Call the Traffic Warrant Attorneys at Davidson Law to see if we can lift your Traffic Ticket Warrants, keep your Traffic Ticket off your record and save you money on your fine and court costs.