Why should I hire a San Antonio traffic lawyer?
It is important to understand your rights and options when you receive a traffic citation. Often times, traffic lawyers will appear on your behalf and help you dismiss the citation you received. You should contact the Law Office of Ryan M. Cohen (“RMC”) as soon as you receive a traffic citation.
How much do you charge?
RMC charges a flat-fee of $79 (representation fee) + your current fine amount.
For example, let’s assume you received a traffic citation for speeding and the fine on the citation is $190. Your total flat fee would be $79 (representation fee) + 190, or $269.
Additional $25 per warrant fee. It also does not include trial (trial is unlikely in most circumstances).
What happens if I “just pay the fine” and submit payment to the court?
Sometimes, if you submit payment to the court online or by mail, you might be convicted of the underlying violations you received. This can cause unforeseen consequences, such as increased points to your driving record, increased insurance premiums, additional fines, surcharges, or even a suspension of your driving privileges.
How does it work?
San Antonio traffic lawyer Ryan M. Cohen will appear on your behalf and enter into a plea of no contest with the court in exchange for deferred disposition (and/or defensive driving if under the age of 25). RMC’s main goal is to help you keep convictions off of your driving record.
Do I have to attend court with you?
No, you do not need to attend court. The Law Office of Ryan M. Cohen will appear on your behalf, and all communication between client and attorney will be by telephone or email. In fact, you will not need to make any office visits, court visits, or attend any appointments of any kind.
What is deferred disposition?
In essence, if you are eligible for deferred disposition, the court will accept your no contest plea, and in exchange for your plea they will place you on “probation”. As long as you complete your probation terms, the court will discharge you from probation and dismiss the offense against you without finding you guilty. Most commonly, the probationary terms require you to not receive another traffic citation for 30 to 180 days. The court may also request a copy of your driver’s record. The deferred disposition process varies by court.
I have a warrant for my traffic tickets. What should I do?
If there is a warrant issued because of your unpaid traffic violations, RMC will send a letter of representation to the court in an effort to lift the warrant. There is an additional $25 fee per warrant lifted.
What if I have a Commercial Driver’s License?
If you carry a Commercial Driver’s License, then deferred disposition is not available and the above-fees do not apply. Please contact RMC directly for pricing.
What do I need to do?
Go back to the home page and click the “Sign Up” button. Fill out that form, and RMC will review and get in touch with you one way or another.
If it looks like you have a promising case, we can discuss entering into a formal representation agreement to represent you regarding your traffic violations.
Simply filling out the form does not commit either of us to taking any action, nor does it create an attorney-client relationship. It is just a way to get in touch with one another and allow me to evaluate your case.
Who are you?
I am Ryan M. Cohen, an attorney based in San Antonio, TX. I am a 2015 graduate of Texas A&M University School of Law and 2012 graduate of University of Texas at San Antonio (Go ‘Runners!). I am licensed to practice in TX, as well as the U.S. District Court- Southern District of Texas. I concentrate my practice areas to family law, property tax protest, and traffic violations.
You can find more about me at my law firm’s website. Or just call me at (210) 460-7100.