Only 5% of People Contest Speeding Tickets in Court
Jeff Bell, Chief Executive Officer, LegalShield
(Ada, OK, Friday, June 24, 2016) – Only 5% of people contest their speeding tickets in court, meaning more people choose to pay the ticket, court and insurance costs over paying high attorney’s fees to fight the ticket. LegalShield is making it easier and more affordable than ever for customers to resolve traffic tickets with Snap, a new feature in their updated app. Snap allows members to take a picture of a traffic ticket and, through the app, send it directly to their law firm.
In addition to the cost of the ticket, traffic violations can add points to your motor vehicle record, which can lead to higher insurance premiums for the next several years. But with Snap, users don’t have to choose between costs associated with the ticket and costs associated with representation by an attorney. Compared to similar apps, Snap is more cost effective, offers more legal services and is more widely available.
But Snap is for more than speeding tickets. For no additional fee, Snap includes:
- Consultation and representation for moving violations—like speeding tickets and failure to yield tickets—that do not result in a misdemeanor or felony;
- Consultation and representation for motor vehicle collisions, including defense by an attorney on any criminal charge for manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter, negligent homicide or vehicular homicide, arising from permitted use of a licensed motor vehicle;
- Up to 2.5 hours of attorney assistance to collect property damage claims of $5,000 or less when a member experiences property damage as a result of them driving, being a passenger in or being struck by any motor vehicle;
- Up to 2.5 hours of attorney time when a driver’s license is denied, cancelled, suspended or revoked and the right to appeal is provided;
- Up to 2.5 hours of attorney time when legal assistance is needed to reinstate or maintain a driver’s license because of job related matters or medical reasons;
- Consultation and representation with an attorney who has a minimum of two years’ experience practice law and is in good standing with the state bar association; and
- Response from an attorney within eight business hours.