Abilene Traffic Ticket Lawyer

Don’t Let a Speeding Ticket Stand without a Fight

Minor traffic violations along Texas interstates may seem inconsequential on the open road. However, when those infractions add up, you could face serious criminal consequences, including heavy fines, points against your driver’s license, and license suspension. To protect your right to remain on the road, you should contact a skilled criminal defense lawyer.

At the Law Offices of David M. White, our San Angelo and Abilene traffic ticket attorneys represent drivers throughout Texas for traffic violations. With offices in both Abilene and San Angelo, we are very familiar with the Texas roadway system. From speeding tickets to drunk driving offenses, we do what it takes to minimize the penalties our clients face in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible.

Know the best options for your traffic violation in Abilene. Schedule a free case review today by calling 325-437-3311!

Texas Speeding Laws & Penalties

Speeding refers to the act of operating a vehicle at a speed exceeding the posted speed limit or driving too fast for the prevailing or changing road conditions, such as heavy traffic, adverse weather, or road construction. The speed limits for urban or residential areas are around 15 to 35 miles per hour (mph), while most Texas highways and non-urban roads have posted limits ranging from 60 to 70 mph.

In Texas, the fines for speeding tickets are generally determined by the local municipality or county where the offense occurred. This base fine serves as a starting point and can vary depending on the severity of the offense, such as the degree of speeding over the limit. Therefore, the higher the speed, the higher the fine.

Keep in mind, speeding could result in being charged with reckless driving. Unlike a speeding ticket, a reckless driving offense is a misdemeanor, punishable by a maximum 30-day jail term and a fine of up to $200.

Know Your Options After Receiving a Traffic Ticket

We represent anyone using Texas roadways. Many of our clients have received multiple traffic tickets for various offenses and we know how easy it is to let traffic violation to stack up against you. Letting your traffic violations add up may lead to a warrant or a hold on your license.

Depending on the individual circumstances, there are a couple of options available after receiving a traffic citation:

  • Participate in defensive driving programs
  • Contest the traffic ticket

If you’ve received a traffic ticket in Texas, defensive driving school will not only dismiss the ticket but it will also keep your driving record clean and prevent any increase in car insurance rates.

How Do I Know if I Qualify for Driving School?

In order to be eligible for driving school, motorists must meet the following requirements:

  • You haven’t taken a defensive driving course in Texas within the 12 months prior to receiving your ticket
  • You must have a valid Texas driver’s license
  • You were not driving a commercial vehicle at the time you received your ticket
  • Your ticket was not issued for speeding at 25 MPH or more over the posted speed limit
  • Your ticket was not issued for a violation within a construction zone

If you are not eligible to complete the defensive driving course, you have the option to contest the ticket. Although contesting a traffic ticket is a big time commitment, it gives you a chance of beating the ticket.

In order to dispute a traffic citation, you are required to appear in traffic court at least one time. In Texas, traffic violations are handled by individual local traffic courts. As an Abilene local, our attorney is known by the judges and prosecutors throughout the region for his legal skills and professional representation.

Have a traffic violation in Texas? Start with a free consultation with our traffic ticket lawyer.