Traffic Offenses
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Traffic Offenses

Traffic offenses may seem minor, but like every other legal infraction, they require time, effort, and the assistance of litigation experts. There are a variety of traffic violations, and while some drivers are under the impression that these cannot be disputed, many of these offenses have been overturned by the Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy.

●      Driving While License Suspended

●      Failure to Stop

●      Fleeing and Eluding

●      Habitual Traffic Violator

●      Leaving the Scene of the Accident

●      Racing on the Highway

●      Reckless Driving

●      Vehicular Homicide / Manslaughter


Common Traffic Offenses in Tarrant County, TX

If you have been caught driving with a suspended license, there are a plethora of potential consequences you may face. These include but are not limited to additional suspension time, jail time, or exorbitant fines. And depending on how your license was suspended in the first place, you may wind up facing even more penalties for the act of driving with a license that isn’t valid.

This is an incredibly common problem that drivers face, and in many cases, the driver did not even know their license was suspended. If you’re not sure why you received a citation for driving with a suspended license and you’re ready to fight this in court, Richard McConathy and his team are always ready to prepare a defense. Don’t go in front of the judge alone; call us and speak to one of our legal professionals today for more information. We can help you understand your case on a deeper level while we fight for your rights.

Failure to Stop & Render Aid is another serious traffic offense that requires the attention of a criminal defense lawyer. In the state of Texas, this is an extremely serious charge that can result in a life-changing conviction. If you or a loved one have recently been involved in a hit and run, or any sort of situation that involved an automobile striking something and leaving the premises, calling a criminal defense attorney is paramount.

Failing to stop and render aid can become a third-degree felony if serious bodily injury was one of the results of the collision. If loss of life was the result of the crash, then this is upgraded to second-grade felony. However, to get a conviction, prosecutors must be able to prove in court that the driver knowingly was involved in a crash and chose to leave the scene.

Lawyer For Traffic Offenses in Tarrant County, TX

Fleeing and eluding entails a driver knowingly evading a police officer after receiving audio and visual signs to cease movement. However, while many people assume that fleeing law enforcement is always a dramatic, high-intensity activity, many individuals who are charged with this crime are not even intentionally fleeing.

Expert Tarrant County criminal defense attorneys are able to analyze your situation and find evidence that leads to a favorable outcome. In many cases, drivers do not see or hear police officers’ signals to stop. In other instances, drivers do not stop immediately due to safety concerns, and law enforcement wrongfully misinterprets this as fleeing and eluding.

There are so many aspects of this type of charge, and you need an expert on your side if you expect to make it out on the other side of this trial. By hiring Richard C. McConathy, you can count on a lawyer to go into court on a daily basis and fight on your behalf. With decades of experience and a never-ending list of client referrals, you can count on McConathy and his team to help you with your traffic tickets.

Driver Responsibility Program Points and Surcharges in Tarrant County

Habitual traffic violators are individuals who have received multiple violations within a one- or two-year span. To keep track of drivers’ violations, Texas has developed a point system that is attached to every driver’s driving record. For every moving violation committed in the state of Texas, two points are added to the driver at fault’s record. If the moving violation results in an accident or collision, an additional point is added, so three (3) in total.

By no means is this an arbitrary system. Accumulating points on your driving record has real life consequences, which is why you want this fight this the first chance you get. If you accumulate six points onto your record within a three-year span, you will be assessed an annual $100 surcharge that increases by $25 for each additional point you receive during that time frame. Four violations in one year, or seven in two years results may result in a driver’s license suspension.

The roadways are growing more crowded everyday, and accidents are bound to happen. Unfortunately, some of these collisions result in serious injury, or even death. If you have been a part of a vehicular homicide / manslaughter and you don't know what to do, you may be needlessly panicking.

Here are the facts. Drivers convicted of vehicular homicide are eligible for prison time, high fines, a suspended driver’s license, and a permanent criminal record. The consequences of manslaughter are severe, but they vary depending on your driving record, previous convictions, and the severity of the offense. As a result, hiring a criminal defense lawyer in Tarrant County is paramount.

Traffic offenses should not be taken lightly. High fines, points on your driver’s license, and a destroyed driving record are all at stake here when you have traffic violations that are not discussed with a proven professional. At The Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy, you’ll have everything you need to start tackling your violations one by one. Together, we will build a defense that helps you overcome and defeat your citations.

Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy | Tarrant County Traffic Ticket Defense Attorney

Don’t wait for missed court appearances, warrants, and police visits to your front door. Get ahead of your traffic offenses by calling Tarrant County traffic lawyers as soon as possible. As the leading DFW criminal defense lawyer in Texas, you can count on Richard C. McConathy to help you overcome the violations and citations that are currently troubling you. Contact us today to speak to a legal expert; our in-house professionals are ready to start building your defense.


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