Traffic Tickets and Ordinances in Houston, TX
GUIDING AND PROTECTING CLIENTS WITH TRAFFIC AND ORDINANCE VIOLATIONS
More than a million tickets are written by Houston Police Officers each year to be addressed by the City of Houston Municipal Courts. Thousands of traffic tickets are issued by the Harris and Fort Bend County Constables and the Sheriffs. With this many traffic offenses being cited, it's important to remember that you have rights and are not guilty until proven so by the State.
Whether you are distressed from your recent encounter with having red and blue lights behind your car, troubled after receiving a pink ticket for alleged municipal ordinance violations on your real estate, or uneased after law enforcement’s impromptu visit to your business left you with a laundry list of alleged violations that could end up costing you thousands of dollars or close your business, experienced attorney Tracey Beecher has handled it all. We know it's not a trivial matter when clients seek our firm’s assistance with traffic tickets and municipal ordinance violations. We work diligently to defend our clients’ pocketbook, licenses and business interests in these matters. Our practice area includes:
Building Code Defense
License Suspension Hearings
Traffic Ticket Defense
Municipal Ordinance Violations
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Traffic Tickets and Ordinances
Frequently Asked Question
Can I just pay the fine?
Most tickets have a section on the back that details the "window fine". It has instructions so that you can submit payment by mail. However, by paying the fine you are also found guilty and the conviction may appear on your driving record. Having convictions on your driving record can result in increased insurance rates and cause your license to be suspended. Without understanding the repercussions of paying the fine and accepting guilt, it's not advisable to simply submit payment.
What types of traffic violations can hurt my driving record?
Any moving violations for which you are convicted will appear on your driving record. Moving violations are one of the ways that your insurance rates can be increased. If during a 12-month period you are convicted of four or more violations, your license can be suspended. There are many different moving violations but some of the most common ones are:
Running a red light
Failing to yield right of way
Failure to control speed
Running a stop sign
A traffic ticket may seem small, but it is a legal matter and should be given proper consideration.
Do I need an attorney?
A good traffic ticket attorney with experience can be very helpful. The Texas Transportation Code is difficult to understand and navigate. The Beecher Law Firm PLLC can help you to prevent your ticket from becoming a conviction on your record, decrease your time in court and save you money on court costs and fines.
What happens if I drive with a suspended license?
If you are caught driving with a suspended license you will be charged with "Driving While License Invalid". If this is your first conviction, the fines can be up to $500 and a suspension of your license for up to a year.