This is what we charge you to do the legal work. We guarantee and take pride in the fact that our fees are not only reasonable, but are some of the most competitive rates in the market. Due to the volume of tickets we handle, we can afford to reduce our fees. Of course, fees will vary, depending on the case.
Clients submit a wide variety of cases through this website, including everything from speeding to DWI. After you submit your ticket information through our ticket submission form, we will review your information and consider these factors. Within 24 hours, we will contact you regarding your ticket information.
If we agree to represent you, we will update your file with a quote for the attorney fees we will charge to resolve the traffic matters you submitted through the website. You will be notified via email that your case has been updated. You can then log on and pay your attorney fees. Please note: Your representation does not begin until you have paid all attorney fees in full.
Also, please understand that sometimes, due to a mistake or inexperience with the legal system, the information you submit may not clearly reflect the seriousness of a traffic matter. On very rare occasions, we may need to modify the attorney fee after we make contact with the legal system and have been informed of the actual facts surrounding your case. While we have designed this site to minimize such confusion, we reserve the right to modify the attorney fee if, once engaged in your case, you change your mind as to what you expect of the attorney or more facts are revealed to show that the case is much more complex than originally expected. Please note that the attorney fee quoted does not include a trial but only for our work in negotiating a plea agreement.
This is what the court system charges you to process your ticket.
Every city, county & state has laws that require the payment of court costs on traffic tickets. These costs are used to maintain the court system, paying the overhead of the court operations and the costs of court employees. If you get a ticket, you will have to pay court costs when you resolve the ticket, often even if the case is dismissed. The court costs are different in every jurisdiction, and some tickets include certain costs, while others don't. Thus, it is hard for an attorney to estimate your court costs upfront. For courts in which we routinely operate, we may be able to estimate the costs, but the final costs bill may be different.
You will be required to pay the court costs after your ticket is resolved or after a plea agreement has been reached. Most of the time, you will be able to pay the costs directly through this site. Please note we charge a 3.5% handling fee on all fines and costs paid through our firm. Court costs are time-sensitive; if you don't pay them within an allotted time, the court can revoke your plea agreement and may issue a warrant for your arrest! When you get a bill for court costs, make sure you pay them promptly to avoid such problems.
This is what the court charges as a penalty for breaking the law. A fine is punishment. When entering into a plea agreement, you are often pleading guilty to the charge in exchange for a reduced sentence, or you are pleading guilty to a lesser charge. Regardless, sometimes your plea agreement may require that you pay a fine as a penalty for breaking the law. Once again, we cannot estimate this cost upfront; only after reaching a plea agreement will we be able to tell you if you will need to pay a fine.
You will be required to pay any fines after your ticket is resolved or after a plea agreement has been reached. As with court costs, most of the time, you will be able to pay fines directly through this site. Please note that we charge a 3.5% handling fee on all fines and costs paid through our firm. Fines also are time-sensitive; failing to pay them within the given time can cause the court to revoke your plea agreement and issue a warrant for your arrest! Make sure you pay your bill as soon as it arrives to avoid any problems.
This is what "alternative sentencing" programs charge you for the cost of performing a service to the public.
Under your plea agreement, you may be required to attend driving school or, in very rare circumstances, perform community service through what is called an "alternative sentencing" program. Most of these programs are not run by the court; instead, they are often run by non-profit organizations that operate these programs for the public and in conjunction with the court system. These programs incur costs of operation, and they recoup that cost by charging fees to the individuals who take part in their programs.
Thus, if you attend a driving program, you will be required to pay a tuition fee to the driving school. Or if you perform community service, you will be required to pay a fee to the organization that coordinates your community service efforts.
You may be required to pay fees to an "alternative sentencing" organization after your ticket is resolved or after a plea agreement has been reached. Such fees will always be paid directly to the "alternative sentencing" program, and most programs will require that you pay the fee in full before you can take part in the program. Such fees are time-sensitive, due to the fact that the court grants only a limited amount of time to complete an "alternative sentencing" program; if you don't pay them within the stated time, you won't be able to complete their program in time to meet the court's deadline, and the court may issue a warrant for your arrest! Make sure you pay these fees and complete "alternative sentencing" programs promptly to avoid any issues.
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