People often ask how the whole process works, how they go about getting started, and how long does it all take. This is the exciting part. Technology has allowed us to greatly simplify the whole process so that the least amount of time and effort is required on your part. We can boil it down to a five simple steps.
- To get started we set up payment right over the phone. Your case manager then sets up your account and will email you a receipt. Attached to that email are two documents: (1) an Agreement form, and (2) a Defense Form. You simply print them out, fill them out, and send them back to us. It will take no more than 15 minutes to fill out the two forms. You can fax them back or scan/email them back, along with a copy of your ticket. And that’s it! You are done! You can even take pictures of the documents with your cell phone and email them back if you don’t have access to a fax machine or scanner.
- Once we receive your forms, one of our attorneys will be given your case and will go to work on your customized defense package. Our normal turnaround time is 10-14 days. However, we do have rush services available.
- Once the attorney finishes your defense, he/she will email it to you. You then simply print it out, sign it, and mail it off to the court listed on the ticket. That’s it! We have created clear and simple instructions on how to go about mailing your defense package in.
- Once the court receives your defense package, they will set a trial date for the judge to review all the evidence that we have created. The citing officer is notified and given a small window of opportunity to send in his/her notes. If the officer fails to do so or do so within that window of time, you win! After the judge reviews the evidence and makes a decision, the court will mail you a verdict back in the mail. Depending on the particular court, this can take anywhere from 2 to 12 weeks. If the verdict is “Not Guilty,” it means that the ticket has been dismissed and it’s as though the ticket never existed. No point goes on your record, and your insurance carrier will never even know that you got a ticket!
- If, you happen to fall into that 20% of our clients who do not win, and you get a guilty verdict, we can then move to set up a new trial (trial de novo) where we at that point will send one of our attorneys into the court to fight your ticket in person. This gives you essentially two opportunities to win your case. Most tickets don’t even need this step, but if it is needed, we can take care of this as well and you never have to go to court.