Over the years, lawyers known as ambulance-chasers have raced the sirens and flashing police lights to the scene of traffic accidents in hopes of representing the victim in a lucrative personal injury case.
Nowadays, the same entrepreneurial spirit thrives at the opposite end of the legal big-money spectrum: traffic tickets. But to this day, it’s the speeders and drunk drivers who are chasing the lawyers to represent them.
Ads for traffic lawyers are heard popping up daily on radio waves, highway billboards and the Internet in major urban areas. And if you’re unfortunate enough to get ticketed, you might well see one to three dozen solicitations show up in your mailbox within the next week to 10 days.
They have names such as Harris County Traffic Tickets
For less than the cost of a business lunch, a traffic attorney will place your speeding ticket to court on your behalf. We’re not talking about having your family attorney go to traffic court for you — these traffic ticket lawyers often devote their entire practice to traffic tickets, sometimes handling hundreds per day. Some even offer a money-back guarantee if they fail to get your fine reduced or keep the ticket off your record.
You might be thinking ………”Can they get the tickets dismissed?
Yes, because they know the procedures/needful. They also know which ones they can’t get dismissed. When the ticket is perfect, nobody is going to be able to do anything for you, so they appeal those. The attorneys turn out great if you don’t have time to go to court or if your driving record ain’t great.”
The ticket trap
You probably aren’t aware of it, but when you receive a moving violation, you enter the complex machinery of your local municipal or county traffic court where negotiation is more the rule than the exception. They don’t tell you that, of course; that’s why nine in 10 traffic offenders simply pay the ticket rather than fight it in court.