Traffic Ticket Lawyers in Harris County
At Kubosh Law, we are Harris County traffic ticket and criminal defense attorneys. If you are facing a traffic violation or a criminal charge, we are experienced legal counsel who can help. The consequences of even a minor traffic ticket can be long-lasting. You deserve experienced lawyers that you can trust with your future and your freedom. Our attorneys for traffic tickets and criminal defense in Harris County give you the confidence to know that your defense is in good hands.
How do I look up my traffic ticket in Harris County?
To look up your traffic ticket in Harris County, determine what court has jurisdiction over the case. Most courts have searchable records on their websites. If you go to the court website or search for the court and records information, you should arrive at a search function for specific case information. If a court doesn’t have open public records, you should be able to find your initial court date on your ticket or call the court clerk for information about the case and court dates.
What happens if I ignore a traffic ticket in Harris County?
If you ignore a traffic ticket in Harris County, the court may issue a warrant for non-appearance. In addition, you may be charged with the offense of failure to appear, which may result in an additional fine. See Texas Transportation Code § 543.009.
Fines for Traffic Tickets in Harris County
Harris County Justice Courts use a fee schedule to set uniform fines for traffic tickets. Municipal courts use their own schedule of fines and fees. The amount of a traffic ticket depends on the offense charged and any special circumstances that may enhance the fine.
What are my options if I get a traffic ticket in Harris County?
If you get a traffic ticket in Harris County, your options are:
You can agree that you committed the offense and enter a plea of guilty. If you plead guilty, you do not have a trial. All the consequences apply as though you are found guilty including payment of fines and any applicable license penalties.
Plead no contest
A no-contest plea is like a guilty plea in that you must pay the fine and you accept all the consequences of committing the offense. The only difference is that you don’t admit guilt, and the conviction cannot be used against you later if there is a related civil claim.
Ask for a deferral
For minor traffic offenses, the court may allow you to receive a suspended sentence and deferral of final disposition (Texas Code of Criminal Procedure 45.051). The program allows you to pay court costs and complete other conditions. If you complete the program, the court dismisses the case without a final conviction. However, if you do not complete the program, the conviction enters, and you face the applicable fines and penalties.
The attorney representing the police may agree to a plea bargain to a less-serious offense. The plea bargain may reduce the possible exposure and potential penalties from the offense. It is within the discretion of the state attorney to decide whether to extend a plea offer.
Go to trial
You have a right to a trial if you are charged with a traffic offense. A neutral jury ultimately decides your case rather than the police officer who issues the ticket or the state attorney that pursues the prosecution. The state must prove the charges, and you have the right to present a defense. An attorney can represent you throughout the trial.
When you’re facing a traffic ticket, you have rights, and you have options. What you should do depends on the strength and circumstances of the case, the potential consequences associated with a conviction and your personal situation. There is no one right answer on what to do in all circumstances. An experienced attorney can help you weigh the many factors involved to determine the best option for you when you’re facing a traffic ticket. They also have the legal training and experience to help you aggressively fight the charges against you.
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What to do in Harris County
Harris County is the largest county in Texas in terms of population. Houston is the county seat. Houston is the largest city in Texas and the fourth-largest U.S. city. The population of Harris County as of 2020 is 4.7 million. An individual may be charged with a traffic offense if they are present in the county even if they are not a county resident.
Popular attractions in Harris County include Space Center Houston, the Houston Museum of Natural Science and the Houston Museum of Fine Arts. Animal lovers can enjoy the Houston Zoo, featuring animals from all over the world and the Houston Downtown Aquarium for a large collection of aquatic life.
Sports fans can cheer on the many professional sports teams in Harris County including the Houston Astros, Houston Texas, Houston Rockets, Houston Dynamo FC and Houston SaberCats. Nature enthusiasts can enjoy the many outdoor walking and hiking trails including the Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge, Houston Arboretum Ravine Trail and Brazos Bend State Park.
Texas Traffic Violations
Harris County Police Stations/Sheriffs/HWY
Harris County Court Houses
Where is traffic court in Harris County?
Justice of the Peace Courts and Municipal Courts hear traffic cases in Harris County. Justice of the Peace courts have original jurisdiction in Class C misdemeanor cases. In addition, municipal courts are incorporated in the cities of each county to hear ordinance cases including traffic violations. Most traffic tickets are Class C misdemeanors.
*If the case is a felony, a state district court has original jurisdiction to hear it. If the case is a Class A misdemeanor, Class B misdemeanor or an appeal of a Justice of the Peace court or a Municipal Court, a county court hears the case.
Where do I go for traffic court in Harris County?
If you have a traffic ticket in Harris County, you can find the court information on the ticket. There are 16 Harris County Justice Courts in eight precincts, plus municipal courts. Where you go for traffic court depends on where you receive the ticket and what law enforcement agency issues it. The information should be listed on the ticket.
Are Harris County criminal courts open?
Yes, Harris County criminal courts are open and running. Harris County modified its operating plan on March 15, 2021, applicable to Judiciary District Courts, County Courts at Law and Probate Courts. The modified plans allow for resumption of in-person proceedings with standard health protocols and complying with county official and Supreme Court mandates for masking and social distancing. If you have questions about your hearing location or protocols, contact the court in advance of your hearing.
There are 16 Harris County Justice Courts. They are divided into eight precincts. Each precinct has two places or locations. In addition, there are 10 municipal courts in Harris County:
Harris County Hospitals and Medical Centers
Harris County is home to many hospitals and healthcare systems including:
Houston Methodist Hospital
HCA Houston Healthcare
Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital
The Woman’s Hospital of Texas
Cornerstone Specialty Hospitals
First Texas Hospital
Harris Health System
Contact our Harris County Traffic Ticket Attorneys
Kubosh Law is a full-service traffic ticket and criminal defense law firm located in Harris County. When you choose our experienced attorneys to represent you, we take care of court appearances, paperwork, case building and legal strategy. You have the peace of mind to know that your case is in good hands. We represent all individuals including commercial drivers, transportation companies and businesses. Whatever your situation, we fight to get our clients results.
Our attorneys are taking new cases. We offer a free case evaluation so that you can learn about your case and how our legal team can help. Call (713) 322-7410 to get started with a free confidential consultation.
Hiring Kubosh Law Is Easy
We've made it easy to hire Kubosh Law. With our easy-to-use traffic ticket signup app, you can hire us in 3 easy steps.
Once you've signed up, our attorneys will handle every aspect of your traffic ticket case.