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Bail Bond for Traffic Tickets in Texas

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Getting a traffic ticket in Texas is an aggravating experience. It is probably one of the most disputed charges, along with being fairly confusing. Though traffic offenses are by and large smaller tickets, they still leave drivers questioning what exactly comes next. Questions of how many points they will lose, or what happens to their insurance; these are legitimate concerns when a traffic ticket is issued.

Reasons for Issuing a Traffic Ticket in Texas

There are multiple reasons someone can be issued a traffic ticket while operating a vehicle in Texas. Some of the more common traffic violations include the following:

  • Speeding
  • Using a cell phone
  • Running a red light
  • Driving while intoxicated (DWI)
  • Seatbelts and car seats
  • Passing an authorized emergency vehicle
  • Operation of a motor vehicle in violation of motor vehicle liability insurance requirements.

Traffic Ticket Fines and Penalties in Texas

What’s important to note about getting a traffic ticket in Texas is that the fines vary according to county. When or if you are issued a ticket, the amount will be right on the ticket. You can also contact the local county court if you are unsure about how much your ticket will cost.

It’s also important to remember that there are circumstances in which you may have to pay additional surcharges on top of the original ticket amount. This will depend on your previous driving record and points.

Each traffic violation in Texas carries with it either two or three points, with the points being added to your record and staying on it for three years. You can expect to gain two points for any in- or out-of-state traffic conviction. For any in or out of state traffic violation involving a crash, you can expect to gain 3 points.

Once you get up to six points, you will have to pay a yearly surcharge until those points are reduced under six. The surcharge will be $100 for six points and an additional $25 for every point after that. You can also expect your insurance rates to go up with each violation, depending on the severity and the frequency.

Some more serious violations which require a higher fine includes:

  • First offense DWI: $1,000
  • DWI with blood alcohol level 0.16 or higher: $2,000
  • Driving without insurance: $250
  • Driving with an invalid license: $250

Bail Bond Service for Traffic Tickets Available 24/7 in Tarrant County

Though most people do not take traffic tickets seriously, there are many instances in which violations can lead to an arrest. For those situations, PCS Bail Bonds is prepared to help those arrested post bail once bail is issued. We are available around the clock, 24/7, so feel free to contact us at any time should you find yourself in need of bail from a traffic ticket in Texas.

For more information about PCS Bail Bonds, contact us today at PCSDFW@aol.com or call us toll free at (888) 335-1655.

The content in our blog articles is for general information purposes only and should not be used in the place of legal advice. PCS Bail Bonds strives to provide content that is accurate and timely as of the date of writing; however, we assume no legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, timeliness or usefulness of any information in the articles.

For legal advice, readers should contact a licensed attorney and consult the appropriate documentation for information on individual state laws.

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