Common Questions about Tickets in Texas
Let Our Houston Traffic Ticket Lawyer Help You Keep Your License
Most people will receive a ticket at some point in their lives. While it may seem like a good idea to pay the ticket and move on, the truth is doing so can cost far more than it’s worth. With over two decades of experience helping clients, the Houston traffic ticket lawyer at Benavides Law Firm can help you build a strong case to avoid the consequences of a tarnished driving record. Call us today and schedule your free consultation to get started.
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Below you will find answers to questions we often hear from our clients regarding their ticket situations. With Benavides Law Firm, you are our priority. If you need more information, please call us immediately and let us help you better understand your case.
Why should I fight my ticket?
Your ticket is a citation for a single moment where you broke the law. It does not represent your entire life, but if you pay the ticket and have the incident added to your record, it will plague you for far longer than that initial moment. According to this article, the average raise in insurance rates is almost 12 percent after a ticket for 15 mph over the posted speed limit. This means not only hundreds of dollars spent paying the ticket, but hundreds more per year in premiums. Fight the ticket. Call Benavides Law Firm.
My license was suspended but I need to drive. What should I do?
In Texas, there are different licenses you can use to help you manage your driving needs. An occupational license is one way to get your driving privileges back while your license is suspended. However, the only way to do so is to prove to the court that you have an unavoidable need to drive. In these cases, having the help of an attorney can make a huge difference in the outcome of your case.
What happens if I get too many points on my license?
Once you have six points on your license, you will be given bigger fines for any moving violations that follow. In cases where there is a conviction, you will have to pay an annual fine for three years.
These offenses include:
- DWI, increasing for subsequent occurrences
- Driving without insurance
- Driving without a valid license
In all these situations, you can fight to have the violations kept off your driving record. Let the Houston traffic ticket lawyer at Benavides Law Firm help you understand how to proceed and keep your driving record clean. We offer free consultations.
How many points are assessed for a speeding ticket?
Two points for a speeding ticket. If a moving violation resulted in a collision, that number increases to three.
Why should I hire an experienced Houston traffic ticket lawyer?
Like anyone who practices a skill, the more time they have to learn, the fewer obstacles stand in their way. Attorney Kelly Benavides has fought for her clients’ rights for over 20 years. Her understanding of the Harris County legal community has earned her a 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating, inclusion in the National Trial Lawyers' “Top 100 Trial Lawyers,” and a long list of satisfied clients.
By working with an experienced lawyer, you have access to tested legal guidance and can take confidence knowing your case is in good hands. Many law firms treat your case like a chance to get you through the legal system as quickly as possible, no matter how much or how little it benefits you. Get help from Benavides Law Firm.
I was involved in a hit & run. Will I lose my license?
Possibly, but with the help of an experienced advocate fighting for your interests, you can increase your chances at the best outcome for your hit and run situation. Benavides Law Firm has successfully challenged many different kinds of traffic violations, and we can help you tell your side of the story. Depending on your circumstances, you may be able to show that you are not a threat on the road. If, for example, you don’t have any prior criminal history or tickets, a judge will be more likely to issue a sentence that allows you to prove yourself. With decades of experience, Benavides Law Firm knows how to build strong cases to help you obtain the best outcome for your situation.
I haven’t paid my ticket. Will I lose my license?
In most cases, the solution is to simply give the government the money they asked for. If you have an outstanding ticket, let Benavides Law Firm help you pay it off without suffering further consequences. During our free consultation, we will explain how the process works and let you know how to handle your outstanding ticket.