It’s estimated that every single person in the United States will
be pulled over by flashing red and blue lights at least once in their
lives. In fact, one-third of all traffic stops made by the Texas Highway
Patrol Division typically results in a citation. Whether you were speeding
or accidentally ran a red light, being told to sign a ticket can be a
This isn’t to say that the idea behind ticketing traffic violations
isn’t sound; penalizing offenders is, in many cases, the only way
for the Texas Highway Patrol Division to regulate unsafe driving behaviors
and prevent accidents. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that a
trooper is always in the right, or that a ticket is necessarily fair.
Fortunately, there are ways you can fight your ticket and protect your
Traffic Ticket Penalties
In Texas, penalties and fines for traffic ticket violations are determined
on a county-by-county basis. If you’re convicted of a violation,
point will be added to your driving record. As these points continue to
accumulate, you may find yourself paying higher car insurance rates, being
fined additional surcharges, and even losing your legal right to drive.
Steps to Fighting Your Ticket
If you’re ready to fight your ticket and protect your driving record,
the first step you need to take is to hire a lawyer who can guide you
through this process and litigate on your behalf. At Jerry Loftin &
Fort Worth traffic ticket lawyers can review your ticket, investigate your case, compile evidence, and help
you submit a not guilty plea to the court.
If you intend to submit a not guilty plea, the court needs to be notified
before the due date on your ticket. In response, the court will set a
hearing date where you can argue your case before a judge. Our legal team
can represent your case and convince the judge to reduce your sentence
or dismiss your ticket. At this point, you may need to request a defensive
driving course to remove the ticket from your driving record.
Schedule a Consultation
Contact Jerry Loftin & Associates if you have received a traffic ticket
for any type of violation. We have over 65 years of experience and can
utilize the extent of our skills and resources to help you secure a positive
Call our Fort Worth traffic ticket attorneys at (817) 429-2000 to schedule a free consultation.