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Understanding How Courts Issue Warrants For Traffic Tickets In Texas
Lawyers That Lift Warrants In Garland And Surrounding Communities
If you have traffic tickets that are past due and have gone into warrant status it is important to understand exactly how a warrant is issued. Further, it is also important to understand what can be done about it to remove the warrant and not have it go on your permanent record. Handling a warrant for traffic tickets improperly can cause serious damage to your permanent record that is near impossible to reverse. This article is intended to help those that have warrants for traffic tickets in the North Texas area. If you would like to discuss your traffic ticket warrants with our experienced legal team after reading this article, feel free to contact us at 214-321-4105.
Understanding The Appearance Date On Your Traffic Ticket
When a traffic ticket is issued, the police officer normally asks that you sign the ticket. The signature is not an admission of guilt. It affirms your promise to contact the court within a specific time period to either set set the case for trial or resolve it. If the time period passes and you have not contacted the court, it is a violation of that promise. In some courts a separate ticket for violate promise to appear can be issued. Further, the underlying ticket can be placed in warrant status. The warrant isn’t issued for the ticket itself, but the missed appearance date. The warrant only serves to bring you before the court to resolve the ticket.
Issuing And Removing Warrants For Traffic Tickets
The issuance of a warrant normally occurs after a properly filed complaint has been done. A complaint is a sworn statement from the police officer that a violation has occurred. After the complaint is on file, a judge can then sign off on a warrant. The warrant, once it is signed off on becomes “active.” That means that it has been reported to the North Texas database so all arresting agencies can see it.
Removing a warrant for traffic tickets requires that an appearance bond be filed by an attorney. In almost every North Texas cities bail bond companies do not write bonds for tickets. They will take your money however, and go and hire a lawyer to do this. Which means that you are paying a middle man to pick up the phone and do something you could have done yourself… Which is call a lawyer. We suggest you contact a lawyer directly because they will be the ones that will do the work. You want the ability to hire a lawyer you trust, not the cheapest lawyer a bond company can find to increase their profit.
After The Traffic Ticket Warrant Is Removed
After the warrant is removed by filing an appearance bond, the attorney that you hired will appear in court on your behalf. This is the difference between paying off old tickets that have gone into warrant and hiring a lawyer. When you pay off old tickets, they are automatically reported to your permanent record. That means they will never be removed. They can have a serious impact on your driving record, cause surcharges, suspend your license and drastically increase insurance coverage premiums. When a lawyer lifts the warrant for traffic tickets, they do so without causing a conviction on your record to appear. If you are going to pay any money to the court for old tickets, you want to make sure you get something in exchange for that investment. This is what a lawyer helps you to do. That is why we suggest you contact a lawyer for old traffic tickets that have gone into warrant status. If you would like to discuss your traffic ticket warrants with our law firm, contact us today at 214-321-4105.