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Miscellaneous Legal Issues

Obscured License Plates

You may already be breaking this law, and not even know it!  If your license plate frame “alters or obscures the letters or numbers on the plate, the color of the plate, or another original design feature of the plate”, you could be found guilty of a Class “C” misdemeanor, and subject to a fine of up to $200 plus court costs.  Look around… many of the license plate frames you see would seem to be in violation of this law.  Yours may be one of them!

Aiming A “Laser Pointer” At A Uniformed Safety Officer

With luck, you do not feel compelled to break this law.  However, laser fiends beware!  If you zap a “safety officer” (a peace officer, security guard, firefighter, emergency medical service worker, or other uniformed municipal, state, or federal officer), you could charged with a Class “C” misdemeanor.

“Point” System for certain traffic offenses

Certain traffic convictions will cause “points” to accrue against you.  For example, “moving violation” convictions will result in two points being credited toward your driving record (three, if the violation resulted in an accident).

The Texas Department of Public Safety will assess a yearly “surcharge” on the drivers license of anyone who has accumulated six or more points during the preceding thirty-six months.  The surcharge is $100 for the first six points, and $25 for each additional point.  For each conviction of driving without your license, the surcharge is $100.  If you are convicted of driving with an invalid license, a suspended license, or for “no insurance”, the surcharge is $250.

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Can I Represent Myself in Court?

There is an old saying: “a person who represents himself in court has a fool for a client.” Yes, you can represent yourself in court. However, you will be expected to know and adhere to the same rules of law, evidence, and procedure that attorneys spend years learning in law school, and perfecting in the courtroom.

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Why Hire Berlof & Newton, P.C. for my traffic ticket case?

There are many reasons to retain Berlof & Newton, P.C. to represent you on a traffic ticket case. Our attorneys can:

  • Remove Arrest Warrants in the City of Dallas for only $100
  • Provide Drivers License Protection
  • Avoid State Surcharge
  • Use Every Lawful Means to Keep Your Traffic Ticket Off Your Driving Record

What Does Berlof & Newton, P.C. Do?

Our goal is to keep your traffic ticket from appearing on your driving record. Oftentimes, our criminal defense traffic ticket lawyers are able to obtain an outright dismissal of your traffic ticket case, in which case you will owe the court nothing. Failing an outright dismissal of your traffic ticket, our Dallas traffic ticket attorneys can usually obtain a disposition on your traffic citation that will keep the ticket from affecting

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If Someone You Know Is In Jail…

Call us at   214.699.7975

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If someone you know is in a Dallas County jail, we may be able to assist you in getting them released, as well as representing them in court for any criminal charges that may be pending.  Find out how we may be able to post an attorney bail bond, and

get them out of jail FAST!  Also,

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