By: Beltz Law Firm
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OUT OF STATE TICKETS CAN HOLD UP A TEXAS LICENSE
Out Of State Traffic Tickets
Texas is like a “whole other country!” We’ve heard the phrase in many different settings, and it also seems to apply when you get a traffic ticket. If you are the unfortunate recipient of an out-of-state ticket, failure to properly dispose of that ticket can potentially cause problems for your Texas Drivers License. Unlike other countries, however, Texas allows other states to report outstanding violations and convictions to your Texas driving record.
What does that mean for you?
Well, failure to handle the ticket on time can result in a warrant issued for your arrest and a subsequent hold placed on your license. The hold can prevent you from obtaining a replacement license, renewing your license, or if you are seeking a new Texas drivers license, it can prevent you from being issued one in the first place.
Another possible consequence is that if you just pay the ticket, the conviction can be reported to Texas and the Department of Public Safety may use that conviction against you causing your license to be suspended, surcharged, or revoked.
Simply put, thinking that an out-of-state ticket will just disappear is unlikely and thinking that just paying it is the easiest thing to do is unwise. The best thing to do is to contact our office for a consultation whenever you receive a ticket, no matter the location. While we cannot be hired to handle an out-of state ticket, we can discuss the consequences of any actions or inaction taken on the out-of-state ticket. For more information about how paying for traffic tickets in Garland can ruin a driving record click here.