Driving over the legal speed limit, running a red light or otherwise disregarding a traffic control device, driving with defective auto equipment, and failing to yield right-of-way are all reasons that you may be pulled over and written a traffic ticket in the City of DeSoto, Texas. Have you been written a traffic violation by a law enforcement official in DeSoto? Then you have a decision to make before your citation becomes overdue. You must decide whether it would be in your best interest to plead guilty to your violation, and allow points to be added to your driving record, or to dispute your ticket, in an effort to get it dismissed and to protect your record from points. Whether you drive with a Class C driver's license or a CDL, if you have made the decision to challenge your citation, consider getting in touch with the Law Office of Attorney Jack Byno. For more than 20 years, we have made it our business to defend against all forms of traffic citations issued by law enforcement in the DFW region, and are skilled in the representation of both Class C and CDL drivers. If you would like additional information on how our traffic ticket law firm may be of service to you, please complete our Traffic Ticket Contact Form.
The DeSoto Police Department makes an especial effort to keep speeding motorists in check, for both their safety and for the safety of all drivers on DeSoto roads. This means that if you have a penchant for driving too fast while behind the wheel in Dallas County, chances are high that you will be pulled over and issued a speeding ticket. Once a speeding ticket is in your hands, you have a responsibility to respond to it before it becomes overdue, but this does not mean that you are obliged to plead guilty to your violation. You may also take responsibility for your citation by taking action to dispute it in court. While you may try to do this on your own, in hopes of protecting your driving record from points, it may be in your better interest to hire Jack Byno & Associates to assist you with this goal. We may be able to work out a satisfactory plea deal for you in court, such as reduced fines or deferred adjudication, so that points may be kept off your driving record, or we may be hired to fight your speeding ticket before a judge at trial.
Sometimes, drivers in DeSoto are arrested following the issuance of a traffic warrant by the DeSoto Municipal Court. A traffic warrant may be issued for you by the court if you fail to respond to a citation that you have received previously in the city, and it has now gone past due. A traffic warrant is a serious development, and will eventually lead to your arrest if considered trivial and not lifted in a timely manner. Are you worried about being arrested in your very near future now that a traffic warrant has been issued for you? Then get in touch with the Law Office of Attorney Jack Byno. Getting traffic warrants lifted is one of the legal services that may be provided by our law firm, and we also know what it takes to get bonds posted for our clients, as well. If we are able to post bond for you, this bond would act as a guarantee from our law firm to appear in court on your behalf at a later date.
Our law firm would also advise you to be aware of an annual event known as the Great Texas Warrant Roundup. This is a time of year when law enforcement in DeSoto, and in towns all across the State of Texas, place a special focus on finding and arresting drivers, both Class C and CDL, who have been issued traffic warrants but who have yet to be arrested. The only way to avoid arrest during (and before) Warrant Roundup season, is to get your traffic warrant lifted as soon as possible. If Jack Byno & Associates is successful in its attempts to get your warrant lifted, you will not be one of the many drivers who are unpleasantly surprised by the DeSoto Warrant Roundup each year.
The DeSoto Police Department does not only pull over Class C motorists caught breaking traffic law while behind the wheel. At their discretion, police may also pull over and write traffic violations to CDL holders. While Class C drivers do not have to consider their career when deciding how to respond to a traffic violation they have received in DeSoto, CDL holders (who often include commercial truckers, school bus drivers, and emergency vehicle drivers) do. In other words, if you plead guilty to your CDL or trucking violation, points subsequently added to your driving record could place your means of living in jeopardy, by revealing your disregard for traffic law as a commercial driver. Because of this fact, you as a CDL holder may want to consider challenging your DeSoto traffic ticket instead of pleading guilty to it. While CDL drivers are not eligible for driving safety courses, deferred adjudication, and certain other plea deals, Jack Byno & Associates, in an attempt to help you protect your livelihood, may be retained to seek you a plea agreement in court. This way points may be kept off your record and your career may be safeguarded.
One of the functions of the Texas Department of Public Safety (Texas DPS) is to penalize drivers who have been convicted of serious traffic offenses (such as drunk driving) in the City of DeSoto. If your driver's license is in danger of being suspended, DPS will inform you of this by mailing you an informational Notice of Suspension. If you are sent this notice by DPS, and respond to it by requesting a DL suspension hearing, you would be taking the first steps of defending against your looming suspension. If DPS grants you a DL suspension hearing, keep the Law Office of Attorney Jack Byno in mind. We know what it takes to defend against DeSoto DL suspension in the Dallas County Justice of the Peace Court, and may be able to provide you with the tools and resources you need to successfully defend against yours. Sometimes, our clients get in touch with us after their licenses have already been suspended, whether because they have lost a DL suspension hearing that was granted to them or because they were not granted a hearing by DPS in the first place. Either way, if your license is now suspended but you still require transportation to work, school functions and other important locations, you may benefit from an Occupational Driver's License. An ODL would make your DL suspension easier to endure, if permitted to you, as it would allow you legal, albeit restricted, access to the roads.
The Law Office of Attorney Jack Byno has been helping DeSoto drivers deal with traffic tickets issued to them in and around the city for more than 20 years. Because we have such experience when it comes to challenging violations in court and helping our clients keep points off their driving records, there is no reason not to get in touch with us and see if we can't do the same for you. It does not matter to us why you were written a traffic citation, nor what class driver's license you hold. If you have questions concerning your DeSoto traffic ticket or would like more information on speeding violations, court proceedings, traffic warrants, bonds, driver's license suspension, Occupational Driver's Licenses, or CDL violations, please fill out our Traffic Ticket Contact Form or speak with a member of our staff at 817-685-0912.
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