Municipal and Justice of the Peace (JP) courts are authorized to handle Class C Misdemeanors. Each court operates a little differently and provides various options for handling your traffic ticket or municipal ordinance. Typically, hiring an attorney will allow you to avoid making an appearance in court and provide some extension of time required to pay any fines.
Traffic tickets and municipal ordinance violations are classified as Class C misdemeanors. Despite being “just traffic tickets”, the implications of certain traffic convictions can result in costly penalties and fines. Further, if you receive a conviction for certain offenses the DPS will add other surcharges that must be paid every 3 years.
Driver License Points Surcharges
If you accumulate six or more points on your driving record, you will receive surcharges in the amount of $100 for the first six points and $25 for each additional point. In addition, the DPS adds other fees on top of those charges.
Driver License Conviction Surcharges
If you receive a conviction for one of several offenses: DWI, No Insurance, Driving While License Invalid, or No Driver License, the DPS has a set surcharge schedule for each offense. You must pay the surcharges every three years, or face suspension of your license.
Al Rowland regularly works with clients to find the best possible solution to your traffic tickets and municipal ordinance violations. You can visit our website devoted to traffic tickets and municipal violations at www.dfwtrafficticket.com to learn more about that area of our practice.
Traffic ticket and Municipal Violations Include:
- Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility (No Insurance)
- Driving While License Invalid
- Running a Red Light
- Public Intoxication
- Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
- Minor in Possession of Alcohol
- Capias Warrants
- Attorney Bonds
Municipal and JP Courts handled: Collin County JP, Frisco, Plano, Allen