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Traffic Tickets With Scofflaws In Irving
The Beltz Law Firm
Discussing Scofflaw Procedures In Irving
Have you received a traffic ticket in the City of Irving. Irving Municipal Court allows you 21 days to make your initial appearance in court and enter a plea. There are plenty of consequences if you do not make your appearance date on time or let your case stay outstanding for a long period of time.
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.
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