Warrants Lifted In Garland
Hiring A Lawyer To Lift A Warrant In Garland Municipal Court
Getting issued a traffic ticket in the City of Garland is one thing. Getting issued a warrant in Garland is a completely different matter altogether. If you have outstanding warrants in Garland you need to understand Garland Municipal’s judicial philosophy and structure in order to minimize any potential damage that can be caused.
First, Garland Municipal Court is considered an “old school” judicial system. We refer to this court in this way because it is one of the few courts in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex that continues to issue active arrest warrants instead of simply reporting a hold on your license to The Department of Public Safety.
Don’t Go To Jail For Warrants In Garland, Texas
What does that mean to you? If you have warrants in Garland and get pulled over, be prepared to go to jail. If you are pulled over in a city other than Garland and have warrants you will be held in the city you are stopped in until you can be transferred to Garland City Jail. Once you are in Garland jail, you may be asked if you want time served. If you say yes in order to get released, the citations will be reported as convictions against your driving record and could cause your license to be suspended. For an explanation of what a driver’s license suspension could force you to do, see our Garland occupational license link.
What do you do if you or a loved one get arrested? Do not ask for “time served.” Time served does you absolutely no favors if your warrants are for moving violations, no insurance tickets and/or no driver’s license tickets. These offenses will only cause your license to be suspended and surcharges to be applied to your license. Many times, the surcharges you will be required to pay will cost you more than the credit you will receive from the court for time served.
You always want to plead “not guilty” and be patient. Call a loved one who can then call an experienced Garland warrant attorney to assist you. A warrant lawyer in Garland can quickly lift the warrants that got you arrested as well as keep the traffic tickets off your record to protect your driver’s license.
Stay away from bail bond companies. Bail Bond companies are a complete waste of money if you are getting bailed out for Garland traffic ticket warrants. Here is the secret with bail bond companies in Garland. They don’t do anything other than refer you to a Garland lawyer like us to go get you out of jail for the same money that we charge to (1) get you out of jail in Garland and (2) represent you in court. The bail bond company’s fee only covers part (1) listed above. Part (2), the most important part, will cost you more. The attorney that got you out will be quick to explain to you that the fee you paid only covers jail release. It does not cover representation. Then you are left either representing yourself or shelling out more money.
What is the bottom line? Go directly to a Garland traffic ticket lawyer and cut out the “middle man” bond company. If you need your warrants lifted in Garland and are looking for an experienced team of lawyers and paralegals that you can trust for solid legal representation give us a call today.