Let me get two things out of the way right up front; no one is paying me to write this post, and yes I should maybe slow down behind the wheel. That first bit? I’m referring to the fact that this will sound like an ad but it’s in fact just me being supremely impressed with a product. The second bit? That’s tougher since my job essentially has me driving a wide range of vehicles on a wide range of roads. With that comes pushing vehicles just a bit to see what they’re all about. And occasionally that means a speed limit is going to get broken, in the process.
Thankfully, I’ve now gone two-for-two fighting tickets through the app Off the Record. I first heard of it where it was in an ad over on the The Smoking Tire Podcast. A few months after hearing Matt speak about it, I got a ticket. I decided to give the the app a shot since the ticket in question (essentially rolling through a red while making a right turn at a very empty T-junction) is an expensive one. The app matched me with a traffic lawyer in my area after I uploaded a photo of my ticket.
He barely said a word to me via the in-app messaging system, and just said he’d handle it. I could see updates that the court date was pushed and pushed again. And then one night, while sitting on the couch, I got a text an app notification, and an email all saying that my ticket was fully dismissed with no fines incurred.
I was rather impressed as I’d had to do nothing other than pay less than $200 for a lawyer, supply no other info other than the ticket, and my infraction was gone. The fine I would’ve received plus any potential points far exceeded the cost of hiring the lawyer through the app.
More recently, I received a speeding ticket. The officer was not impressed with the capabilities of the new Ford Mustang GT. As soon as I got home, I uploaded the ticket to the app. A lawyer was found quite quickly, and he messaged me saying he’d take care of it. Three months later, after a few court date updates via the app, I got a text, email, and app notification that the ticket was dismissed with no fines owed.
Now, I am not saying that this will work for your ticket. It really depends on what you’ve done (allegedly, of course) and maybe also where you live. But I do believe that the app could at least help you get stuff knocked down, reduced, or hopefully, as I’ve experienced, it will get dismissed.
I’m impressed with the app. I’ve now gone two-for-two, though I consider myself lucky to get both dismissed regardless.
I’m going to reiterate that Off The Record isn’t paying for this. This is just me leaving what amounts to a bit more than a very good review for a service that’s worked well for me. And if you need to use it, I hope it works well for you too.