Austin Traffic Ticket Lawyers

Traffic tickets are expensive and inconvenient. If neglected, even a simple speeding ticket can turn into an arrest warrant. If you have received a traffic ticket in Austin, don’t forget about it and hope for the best. Contact TPL today to begin working towards a dismissal. Start now. 

Get Your Ticket Dismissed 

Don’t waste time going to traffic court, and don’t plead guilty. TPL has years of experience working with prosecutors and judges to obtain dismissals. The process is simple: save time, save money, and obtain a dismissal. 

  • How much is a speeding ticket in Austin? Hundreds of dollars. The exact amount depends on the actual speed, and where the violation occurred. Bexar County and the City of Austin have different fine schedules.
  • How do I get a speeding ticket off my record in Texas? Don’t plead guilty. Avoiding a guilty plea is the first step in keeping your record clean. Even a simple traffic citation can have a negative impact on your record. 

Don’t Plead Guilty to Traffic Ticket

Many courts encourage people to pay citations over the phone or online. While this may be easy and convenient, it can have expensive consequences. Paying a citation online is the equivalent of pleading guilty and receiving a conviction. Don’t do it. 

Tickets Have Insurance Consequences 

One of the main reasons to fight a traffic ticket is to avoid increased insurance costs. Spending a few extra dollars on the front could potentially save hundreds, or thousands of dollars in the long run. 

  • Will one speeding ticket raise my insurance? Yes, it’s possible a single citation could increase insurance rates. Learn more.
  • How much does a ticket make your insurance go up? According to CarInsurance.com, one ticket can increase rates substantially. Review their informative table here.
  • How long does a ticket stay on your record in Texas? Tickets are never automatically expunged from the record. Therefore, a record theoretically exists forever, however, for insurance purposes, it’s approximately three years. Learn more.

Suspended Texas Driver License 

Outstanding tickets prevent the renewal of a Texas Driver License. Outstanding citations inaldivate driving privileges, and result in an arrest warrant for Failure to Appear. Driving While License Invalid is a serious criminal charge, enhanceable to Class B Misdemeanor status, and punishable by time in county jail.  

  • What is a Texas Occupational Driver License? An Occupational Driver License allows individuals with suspended driving privileges to drive legally during the period of suspension. Learn more. 
  • Is it worth hiring a lawyer for a ticket? It’s always important to have trusted legal counsel for any criminal matter. Tickets can have expensive insurance consequences, and result in points against your Texas Driver License. Learn more.

Trey Porter Named Austin Best Criminal Defense Lawyer 

Mr. Porter has been voted by his peers as one of Austin’s Best Lawyers every year since 2015, with specific recognition in the fields of Criminal Defense and DWI Defense. Mr. Porter is also recognized by the National Trial Lawyers Association as a Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense Lawyer, and holds a 10.0 Superb rating from AVVO, where attorneys are rated based on skillful litigation, client satisfaction, peer endorsements, and positive results. Learn more.

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    CHARGES DISMISSED

    DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED .15

    Driving facts involved failing to maintain a single lane and speeding. Client refused breath test and forced law enforcement to obtain search warrant for blood. Blood test result was not used after challenge from Defense, and State waived and abandoned charge.

    CHARGES DISMISSED

    DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE

    Client was a college student, worried about the collateral consequences of an alcohol offense. After negotiation and review of the traffic stop, the case was dismissed. Client received no criminal conviction. The charge was later expunged and deleted from client’s record.

    CHARGES DISMISSED

    DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED .15+

    Client was involved in minor accident. Client was at fault in accident. A young executive, client was concerned that a criminal conviction for DWI would result in termination. After review of the traffic stop, it was clear the officer lacked probable cause for arrest. State eventually dismissed DWI charge. Client received no criminal conviction.

    CHARGES DISMISSED

    DWI 2nd

    Client, a military veteran, was facing up to one year in jail. State could not prove intoxication by alcohol, and was prepared to proceed on loss of use by marijuana. After challenging the State to prove that marijuana was ingested at or near time of driving, and that marijuana impaired client’s driving, the State dismissed the case on the day of trial.

    CHARGES DISMISSED

    DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE

    Driving facts involved a false claim by police that taillight was out. After challenging the reasonable suspicion for the traffic stop, the State was forced to dismiss the case when video did not match police report. Client has since expunged arrest, and has no criminal record.

    CHARGES DISMISSED

    DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE

    Client is a public school teacher and faced immediate termination upon conviction. The facts of the case were bad. State was unwilling to budge in negotiation, and matter was set for trial – the last shot at avoiding a conviction and preserving client’s livelihood. State was forced to dismiss on day of trial. Client has no criminal record, and has since expunged the DWI arrest.

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