The overwhelming majority of traffic tickets are Class C Misdemeanors, punishable by a fine only, usually up to $500 plus court costs and state fees. The most common Traffic Tickets cases involve speeding, running a red light or stop sign, and failing to yield.
Traffic Ticket convictions can accumulate to suspend a person's driver's license. Also, while defensive driving is sometimes an option, the courts limit how many times a person can complete defensive driving within a certain time frame. It's always best to try and avoid a conviction when possible considering increased insurance fees, DPS fees -- especially if the cost is near the same as just paying the ticket.
Every type of Class C traffic ticket will have its own types of defenses. Viewing the patrol car video from the officer, as well as reviewing the scene, reports, and dispatch logs, will all factor into the potential defenses.
If you'd like to talk in detail about your situation, or if you have questions, contact us for a Free Case Consultation. Keep in mind, Keates Law Firm only practices in Austin and Travis County.
Hiring the right attorney from the beginning is important. Poor legal decisions will have a negative effect upon the case as it progresses. The Keates Law Firm has over 16+ Years Experience handling Traffic Tickets cases. Our focus is to try and have the case dismissed against you. We don't even discuss pleas until all legal and negotiation options have been explored in detail.
Your goal should be Dismissal for any Class C ticket. While not every case can be dismissed, there are some way to negotiate a dismissal that still will avoid any suspensions and hefty fees. Keates Law Firm has experience with all of the municipal Courts and Justice of the Peace Courts in Travis County, and can help.
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