Keeping tickets off your record, it's as simple as an app.
Getting a ticket is always a bummer. We immediately see the amount owed on the ticket as the cop walks away but the larger cost is that of the insurance increase you will see over the next 3 years. Accidents and tickets stay on your driving record for 3 years. Also meaning insurance companies will rate you for three years. The only remedy for accidents is to carry accident forgiveness (if you qualify). For tickets there are a few ways to fight tickets and our office has the resources to help you keep your rates from going up when you get a ticket. Our office has working relationships with traffic attorney’s that require a $200 retainer to take you on as a client and work to get the moving infraction amended to a non-moving violation. This way it does not go on your driving record. You will still have a fine you will pay for the ticket but the silver lining is your insurance rates will not go up. Say you get a speeding ticket and your rates go up $35 for 36 months (3 years). That’s $1260 over 3 years (plus the ticket)!! If you take care of it upfront your cost will be $200 for the traffic attorney and on average for a speeding ticket, $143.
There is also a new app called “Off the Record”. You can download it on your smart phone. It is a lot more convenient. You just snap a picture of the ticket with your phone, pay the $200 on the app and you get a traffic attorney assigned in that area to contest it for you. They have the same remedy where they work to get it amended to a non-moving violation so it does not go on your driving record. Usually amending the infraction to seatbelt or tabs ticket. So again, you will just pay the $200 retainer and the fine of the final infraction and will never have to go to court or miss work. Stop trying to contest tickets and having it interfere with your schedule when you can do it from your phone with the resource of your insurance office to help. This is why service and empowerment through information can really make a difference on who represents you when it comes to anything financial. The idea is to pay a little more now so we do not have to pay more later. We want to make sure our clients always know the best options available.
Commonly asked questions about the app “Off the Record”
-I'm not sure whether my ticket is worth fighting. Can I talk to someone over the phone?
Absolutely. If you're not ready to fight your ticket yet, call us or email your ticket to us. We'll go over your options and help you decide whether it makes sense to fight the ticket.
-What does the OTR flat fee ($200) include?
The fee you pay when you book a case on OTR is the legal fee to fight your ticket. You will not have to pay any additional fees to either your lawyer or Off The Record. The OTR fee does not include any fines or court fees that you may have to pay depending on how your case is resolved.
We work hard to make sure we have the most competitive fees you can find, combined with the best service. If you find a lawyer that has lower fees than we do, please let us know and we'll do our best to price match!
-Do you fight all types of traffic tickets?
Yes. We work exclusively with traffic lawyers who have extensive experience dealing with all types of traffic matters. The lawyers we work with can contest any and all traffic violations. Some of the most common violations we see are speeding, illegal use of the HOV lane, and negligent driving.
-What outcome can I expect?
Our primary goal is to get your ticket - and fine - completely dismissed. Sometimes, that's simply not possible, so your lawyer will attempt to get the ticket reduced to a non-moving violation that doesn't go on your driving record and doesn't impact your insurance premiums. Most tickets fall within one of those two categories.
We believe that no one should be penalized for contesting a traffic ticket. That's why we stand by our money back guarantee. If your ticket is not successfully resolved and you qualify for our money back guarantee (most tickets do), you'll get a full refund.