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Perhaps you were recently caught breaking traffic law in the City of Merit, Texas, perhaps by speeding, disregarding a traffic control device, driving with defective auto equipment or without valid registration. If you were issued a traffic ticket as a consequence of your offense, it is up to you to respond to your violation by the date it is due, and you have two options to consider when it comes to doing this. You may consider pleading guilty to your offense, and allowing points to be added to your driving record, or you may instead decide to challenge your violation in an effort to protect your record from points. If you choose the latter option, the Law Office of Attorney Jack Byno may be of service to you. We are a North Texas-based traffic ticket law firm that has, since our establishment in 1994, defended Class C and CDL motorists against traffic violations issued to them in Merit and surrounding Hunt County communities. We may be able to seek you a favorable alternative to points added to your driving record, such as reduced fines, deferred adjudication, or driving safety courses, or we may be hired to fight your traffic ticket in a formal trial setting, in front of a judge and jury. Would you like to learn more about our law firm and how we may be able to help you defend against your Merit traffic ticket? Please take a moment to complete our Traffic Ticket Contact Form.


Are You Thinking About a Speeding Ticket You Received in Merit?
The Merit Police Department is making a special effort to catch and issue speeding ticket to motorists discovered to be driving over the speed limit in and around the city. If you have a bad habit of driving too fast while behind the wheel, and are caught doing so in Merit, do not be surprised if you are written a speeding violation as a penalty. However, whether you hold a Class C driver's license or are a commercial driver, you may challenge your offense if you would rather not pay a fine and allow points to be added to your driving record. Jack Byno & Associates may be able to help you challenge your violation in the Merit Municipal Court, which, in the case that you allow your citation to become outstanding, will issue a warrant for your arrest.

Merit Municipal Court Issues Traffic Warrants

In some cases, when drivers forget about (or purposefully neglect) speeding tickets or other traffic citations written to them in Merit, and their violations go past due, the Merit Municipal Court issues traffic warrants for these motorists. A traffic warrant is essentially an arrest warrant, which is of course a serious matter that could lead to your incarceration. If a warrant for your arrest has been issued by the Merit Municipal Court over your outstanding traffic ticket, and you are afraid that jail time looms in your near future, your fears may become a reality unless you take action to get your warrant lifted. While Jack Byno & Associates may be hired to get your warrant lifted and bond posted for you, so that you may be safe from arrest and so that your case may be represented in court at a later date, if your traffic warrant remains out you could be arrested during (if not before) the Great Texas Warrant Roundup.

The Great Texas Warrant Roundup is an annual event during which law enforcement agencies all across the State, including in Merit, work around-the-clock to locate and arrest drivers with pending traffic warrants. Every year, drivers who have been issued warrants previously by the courts, but who have not yet been arrested as a result, are sought after by police, arrested and thrown behind bars. If you are one such motorist with a pending traffic warrant, take action today to protect yourself from arrest during Warrant Roundup season and hire Jack Byno & Associates to get your warrant lifted.

Defending Against CDL & Trucking Violations Issued in Merit, TexaS

Ambulance drivers, truckers, bus driver and others who hold a commercial driver's license (CDL) rely upon their clean driving records, and reputations as safe drivers, as a form of job security. Therefore, if a CDL holder is pulled over by a police officer and issued a traffic ticket while on the job in Merit, Texas, it may not be in their best interest, nor in the interest of their careers, to plead guilty to their offenses and allow points to be added to their driving records. Even though challenging your Merit CDL or trucking violation may be the only course of action for you to take, perhaps you are worried that you will be unable to appear in court to dispute your traffic ticket, simply because your job may keep you on the road. The Law Office of Attorney Jack Byno understands this concern, and may therefore be able to appear in court for you in an attempt to work out a favorable deal for you (please be advised, however, that you as a commercial driver are unfortunately not qualified for some plea deals, including probation and defensive driving courses).

Driver's License Suspension for Motorists in Merit

Although driver's license suspension is a penalty often associated with serious traffic violations, such as drunk driving or the accumulation of habitual Merit traffic violations on one's driving record, it may also be the result of unpaid State Surcharges, or even a failed medical exam. If your driver's license has been designated for suspension by the Department of Public Safety (DPS), you will informed of this development in advance, via a mailed Notice of Suspension. Upon examination, you will see that your notice has allotted you 20 calendar days to request a DL suspension hearing. If you request and are a granted a hearing at which to challenge the looming suspension of your driver's license, you may seek legal defense from the Law Office of Attorney Jack Byno, which may be retained to represent you in the Hunt County Justice Court. While our law firm would do its best to ensure that your DL suspension is overruled in the JP Court if hired to do so, in some cases this is not a possible outcome, such as in the instance that a client has already lost a DL suspension hearing that was previously granted to them. If this is the situation you have found yourself in, and you are now struggling to do without your DL, you may be interested in applying for an Occupational Driver's License. If you apply for and are granted a ODL, you may use it to drive legally for the duration of your Merit DL suspension.

If you are unsure as to the exact reason for the suspension of your driver's license, you may request a copy of you Texas Driving Record for review.


Consider Disputing Your Merit Traffic Ticket

If you are considering disputing your Merit traffic ticket, but are unsure as to how you may go about doing so, do not hesitate to get in touch with Jack Byno & Associates. Our law firm understands that it is your goal to keep your violation off of your driving record if at all possible, and this becomes our goal as well the second we are hired to defend against your traffic offense in court. To learn more about traffic warrants, bonds, court proceedings, Merit speeding tickets, CDL violations, or DL suspension, please fill out our Traffic Ticket Contact Form or speak with a member of our staff at 817-685-0912.​



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