By: Beltz Law Firm
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IRVING MUNICIPAL COURT CITATIONS
TRAFFIC TICKETS IN IRVING
CLASS C MISDEMEANOR IRVING
Getting a citation for anything is bad. Getting citations and not knowing what to expect is worse. Irving will give citations out for a variety of reasons, but rest assured we can handle the court and your citations effectively. Let’s get you familiarized with Irving and basic things to expect.
Their physical address is 305 N. O’Connor Rd., Irving, TX 75061. The mailing address is Irving Municipal Court, P.O. Box 152288, Irving, TX 75015-2288. They can be reached at (972) 721-2451, Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. You can get more generalized information from their website. While they offer a pay online option, we advise against it as it could lead to a costly conviction on the driving record.
When we deal with this court we generally get court dates that are set approximately 2-4 months away. When we receive a court date from them, we get our offers upfront before stepping foot in the court and are expected to finalize everything at the first setting or set it for a trial. This is a negative in a way as it does not allow much time to convey offers with clients but at the same time we know what the worst case scenario is going to be up front. In depth information about the expectations and process of handling a warrant for this court can be found here.
A citation carries many headaches and effects if not handled correctly so take a moment and get familiar with what you could be up against. Irving is known for warrant round-ups and active participation in the surcharge program. Both of these issues have been outlined in depth in previous articles on this site. Simply type in “warrant” or “surcharge” in the search bar above for more articles related specifically to those issues. If your case has gone into a warrant status, or even if it has not, give us a call to have an experienced and knowledgeable staff assist you with your citation.
What are the consequences of not handling your Irving ticket properly?
Consequence # 1- If you do not appear within the 21 days given, the court will add on all sorts of fees. They can add on late fees, warrant fees and even collection fees making your once small fine into an even bigger fine.
Consequence # 2- If you do not handle your citation as soon as possible after your appearance date has past, the court will then issue a warrant for your arrest. You can get arrested any day at any time, even in front of loved ones or co-workers.
Consequence # 3- If you ignore the 21 days to appear, and let a warrant be issued and still do not handle your citation. The court can put a scofflaw hold on your registration.
What is a Scofflaw? If you have warrants or fines that are outstanding, a block will be placed on your record preventing vehicle registration with the Dallas County Tax Assessor’s Office. Vehicle registration will not be allowed until there is a final disposition on all outstanding warrants or fines. The Irving Municipal Court will send the Dallas County Tax Assessor’s Office a list of people with outstanding warrants or fines. The Tax Assessor’s Office will match these records with the Texas Department of Transportation vehicle database and put a Scofflaw flag on matching records. This will prevent registration of the vehicle until the final disposition of all outstanding warrants or fines has occurred.
In order to avoid this whole ordeal for just a simple traffic ticket, contact The Beltz Law Firm as soon as you can. We will process our paperwork to the court to make your appearance date and enter a plea. The court will set up a hearing for the attorney to go in and review your case with the prosecutor. At that time the prosecutor will determine if a dismissal can be granted. If your case is legal and sufficient and no dismissal is granted, the attorney will negotiate deferred adjudication with a deferral fee to protect your driving record.
Feel free to contact us at 214-321-4105