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So flipping thru YouTube today this add popped up. I never watch adds but this one interests me. It looks like there is an app and you take a picture of your citation and post up for lawyers to view. Lawyers can sign up for the service and view the citations and decide to take on the case. It looks like your fees are refunded if you are found guilty; otherwise, you pay the fees and any court charges. I've got no personal experience with the site but it looked interesting. You can find more information by clicking here: OffTheRecord.com - The smart way to fight your traffic ticket

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I know Ed Bolians Vinwiki channel is sponsored by them... GREAT NAME
 

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Sounds cool, but does it work? We need a guinea pig lol
 

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Sounds cool, but does it work? We need a guinea pig lol
You first!

Edit: That's the question I hope none of us ever have to answer!!!
 

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To the OP you're correct.

There are services that will offer you a reduced amount of your citation, and have a lawyer fight it for you in hopes they can get the charges dropped. If it's dropped then your payment to them is pure profit. If they don't get it removed the service will pay your citation or agreed upon amount.

Ask me how I know about this? In my line of "volunteering" I see the behind the scenes payments for citations (traffic/ordinances/etc). Doing another project related to something I can't describe I would see this recurring name on a lot of traffic payments related to different "customer" names. So I decided to flag this one particular credit card, because it was "fishy". Well come to find out it was the credit card of the wife who's husband runs a similar service in the state.

So yes it is an option, but that being said in my known state the service is being taken to court by the bar.
 

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the service is being taken to court by the bar.
Can you expound on this some more? What would be illicit behavior in connecting suspects with willing legal representation?
 

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Can you expound on this some more? What would be illicit behavior in connecting suspects with willing legal representation?
In this scenario they're using regular people, and not actual attorneys when they do go to court. So misrepresentation, and the states bar doesn't want this sort of thing to get off the ground so they're fighting it any angle possible.
 

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In this scenario they're using regular people, and not actual attorneys when they do go to court. So misrepresentation, and the states bar doesn't want this sort of thing to get off the ground so they're fighting it any angle possible.
Oh I see, I not much in favor of the law but it sounds like it's the right call.
 

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