What To Expect
This page is provided to our clients after hiring us to represent them on a traffic ticket. Please read this page very carefully as it explains the process involved, what we need from you, what to expect during this process, and commonly asked questions.
What We Need From You
In order to successfully fight to reduce your ticket, we will need the following from you:
- A clear copy of your ticket
- A clear copy of the supporting deposition, if provided
- A clear picture of your driver's license
- A copy of your driver abstract. See below for how to get a copy of this.
- If there was an accident involved, a letter from your insurance company stating that a claim was filed.
- If there was an accident involved, a copy of the accident report.
- Patience. This is a slow moving process. We understand it can be nerve-wracking.
We ask that you provide all documents, except your driver license, in PDF FORMAT if possible. Sending photo images can delay resolution of your case as we must convert them to PDF to be usable.
Getting Your Driver Abstract
In order to successfully combat your ticket, we will need a copy of your Driver Abstract. This is a document that you obtain from your state's Department of Motor Vehicles that shows your driving history.
Listed below are links to where you can get this online for most states. If your state is not listed, please contact us for further assistance.
For New York and Florida drivers, we can obtain this abstract on your behalf for a fee of $25.00. This covers the cost of the abstract and our time spent obtaining it. If you are interested in this service, please contact us.
The Ticket Process
Below is a general overview of what the process looks like in resolving your ticket:
- We receive everything that we need from you, as noted above, in readable and usable formats.
- We will send you a retainer agreement to sign. This is done using a simple electronic signature process that you can do from your phone or computer.
- We will send a "Notice of Appearance" to the court. This lets them know we're representing you and that you plead Not Guilty. This will result in an automatic adjournment of your case.
- We will reach out to the prosecutor in the jurisdiction of where you got the ticket to seek a reduction of your traffic ticket. This is the part that takes the longest - waiting to hear back.
- Once we have received an offer from the prosecutor, we will contact you, typically by email, to discuss the offer. If you accept the offer, we will coordinate signing the offer letter, and return it to the court.
- Once the court receives the signed plea offer, the judge will either accept or deny the plea. In most cases, the judges accept the plea offers. If the judge accepts the offer, a fine will be set, and we will notify you as soon as we get the fine notice.
- After the fine is set, you make arrangements to pay the fine directly with the court. We can also accept payment of your fine by credit card for a small convenience fee to cover our processing charges.