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TicketKick® Hires Former Traffic Ticket Prosecuting Attorney to Help Fight Tickets

Thursday, Oct 27th, 2011

California legal company, TicketKick, has recently brought on staff Robert Romero, a former traffic prosecuting attorney to help amp up TicketKick's legal defenses. TicketKick expects to help even more drivers fight and beat traffic tickets in California.

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) October 27, 2011 TicketKick®, California's largest resource for self-help traffic ticket defense, assists over 500 California drivers each month with traffic tickets. TicketKick's team has consisted of paralegals, law school graduates, and out-of-house traffic attorney assistance. This month, they welcomed Robert Romero, former traffic ticket prosecuting attorney in Sacramento to join their team on-staff to assist in developing compelling legal arguments for their customers. TicketKick's specialty lies in assisting with the trial by written declaration, a legal process that the California court system offers to ticketed drivers to contest their ticket through the mail. TicketKick's customers bring them their speeding, red light camera, stop sign, cell phone, and other common traffic infractions to obtain a customized, comprehensive legal defense written by law school graduates and attorneys in the TicketKick office. TicketKick has branded their Sign and Send™ process, making fighting traffic tickets easy and effective for their customers with no court appearance required. They will refund their fee if their customer's ticket is not dismissed. Greg Muender, TicketKick's founder and president says, "TicketKick has always had great relationships with traffic attorneys outside our office, and to bring in a prominent traffic attorney on staff as an employee is a big step for our company."Although TicketKick will remain a legal document assistant, Muender is confident that bringing in Mr. Romero's experience with traffic tickets and his knowledge of the inner workings of the court system will contribute to the overall success for their customers' cases. They hope to continue to improve their 70% dismissal rate and look into expanding into other legal services in the near future. About TicketKick® TicketKick is a registered Legal Document Assistant in California, providing self help services to beat traffic tickets, with a similar service model to companies such as LegalZoom and E*Trade. TicketKick works with attorneys in California in developing their defenses, which utilize many different arguments and tactics. TicketKick's goal is to help people get their traffic tickets dismissed, maintaining about a 70% success rate, and offers a refund of their famous Flat Fee™ and a free consultation for guilty verdicts. TicketKick representatives can be reached at (800) 580-1902, at http://www.ticketkick.com, or at questions(at)ticketkick(dot)com. ###
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TicketKick® Offers Free Tips on Avoiding Red Light Camera Scams

Tuesday, Oct 25th, 2011

California legal company, TicketKick, warns of red light camera telephone scams- when drivers are coerced into giving up credit card or personal information over the phone for an alleged red light camera ticket. TicketKick helps drivers become more aware of the difference between real red light camera tickets and red light camera scams, what to avoid, and how drivers can safeguard themselves.

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) September 27, 2011
In addition to fighting the high fines associated with red light camera tickets, California drivers must beware of another type of red light camera worry. It's one of the newest types of identity theft scams and it comes as a phone call from a government official impersonator, demanding payment for an alleged red light camera ticket said to have never been paid. TicketKick, California's leading resource for traffic ticket defense, specializing in red light camera tickets, aims to help inform and protect drivers from these types of scams by publishing blog articles and social media alerts and offers free consultations over the phone. As more and more cities in California utilize red light camera systems, it can be confusing for people to know what are legitimate tickets that they must respond to, and what could be considered a scam. The red light scammer may ask for the driver's personal information such as their name, driver's license number, address, social security number or credit card number. They may threaten to suspend the person's license unless they pay the caller immediately for the alleged ticket fines over the telephone or by providing a credit card number through email. Drivers should be clearly aware of the differences of the ways scammers use fake red light camera tickets to trick people, and how the court system really works. California law sets specific rules and guidelines for the cities to follow when issuing red light camera tickets. Real red light camera tickets must be issued by a qualified police officer and mailed to the address on the vehicle's registration. It would have the driver's information, courthouse information, a due date, and a fine amount due. It would also have a signature by the officer who issued the ticket, and a certificate of mailing. Neither the courts nor the police department contact drivers via phone or email about a traffic ticket or court case. They must correspond by mail to have a paper trail and follow the state guidelines. TicketKick's founder and president, Greg Muender, shares a few tips on how to avoid getting scammed, and what people can do if they think they may have fallen for it: "If you get a phone call or email from an alleged police officer or other government official about a red light camera ticket, immediately dismiss its authenticity. Do not give any personal information to the caller such as your name, address, driver's license number, or credit card number. If you are concerned about a possible red light camera ticket you may have never received, contact the courthouse directly, or check the status of your driving record with the DMV. If you think you may have fallen for the scam, contact the police, your credit card company, and the credit reporting bureaus." Another type of red light camera scam may actually come directly from the police department. "Snitch tickets" are notices issued by the police in an attempt to get the recipient to give up information who was driving the vehicle in the red light camera photos so that they can issue a real ticket and file it with the courthouse. Snitch tickets are not real tickets and do not result in any consequences if ignored. Drivers can detect such a fake ticket by examining the following that may or may not be listed on the notice: Does it have courthouse information? Does it say something like, "Do not contact the court about this notice?" Does it have a due date or a fine amount due? Real red light camera tickets generally have all of this information, snitch tickets do not. Drivers who ignore real red light camera tickets that are filed with the courthouse can expect severe penalties. TicketKick urges all to fight their red light camera tickets, regardless of whether they think they are guilty or not. "Real red light camera tickets are serious matters, but fortunately, they are some of the easiest for us to beat," Mr. Muender added. About TicketKick TicketKick is a registered Legal Document Assistant in California, providing self help services to beat traffic tickets, with a similar service model to companies such as LegalZoom and E*Trade. TicketKick works with attorneys in California in developing their defenses, which utilize many different arguments and tactics. TicketKick's goal is to help people get their traffic tickets dismissed, maintaining about a 70% success rate, and offers a refund and a free consultation for guilty verdicts. TicketKick representatives can be reached at (800) 580-1902, at ticketkick.com, or at questions(at)ticketkick(dot)com. ###

TicketKick® Sales Triple Thanks to HARO

Tuesday, Oct 25th, 2011

TicketKick, a legal service helping drivers beat traffic tickets, attributes a triple in sales to an article mention on Yahoo Finance and CNN Money, thanks to Help A Reporter Out (HARO), a free PR and social media service.

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) September 30, 2011
California legal company, TicketKick, specializing in helping drivers beat traffic tickets, was recently featured in an article on CNN Money and Yahoo Finance, driving web traffic to TicketKick's website up 3,000%, and tripling sales. The article by Andrea Williams, "From Unemployment to Startup," featured the success story of TicketKick's founder and president, Greg Muender, and how receiving three traffic tickets in college inspired him to launch the successful ticket-fighting legal service and help thousands of drivers save money on ticket fines and insurance rates. According to the article published on CNN and Yahoo, "The company boasts a 70% success rate and is on track to break $1,000,000 in sales in 2011." TicketKick attributes the recent spike in sales to the article being published thanks to Help a Reporter Out (HARO), a free service which links journalists and other media representatives to experts in specific industries. The PR team at TicketKick had only been a HARO subscriber for a few months before being featured by the journalist who wrote the article that launched their company exponentially. Muender says HARO has forever changed the way his business will consider marketing strategies from here out. "A friend of mine mentioned HARO one day over lunch, so I checked it out. It was free, so I signed up immediately, and right away I saw the potential benefits after getting emails every day with lists of journalist's queries. We've responded to several topics and have been quoted in a few online articles here or there because of it, but we hit the jackpot when we were featured on CNN Money and Yahoo Finance. We've literally been unable to keep up with the amount of leads we're getting from it." HARO, founded by serial entrepreneur, Peter Shankman, and recently acquired by Vocus, has become TicketKick's favorite marketing tool. "This is marketing for 2011 and beyond," Muender proclaims. "Some studies say that over 16 million traffic tickets are given out in California every year, and the only reason we're not helping each of those people fight their ticket is simply because they don't know we exist yet. It's all about getting the word out. We are totally shocked and amazed what one article on the internet can do for your company, and it's all thanks to HARO." About TicketKick TicketKick is a registered Legal Document Assistant in California, providing self help services to beat traffic tickets, with a similar service model to companies such as LegalZoom and E*Trade. TicketKick works with attorneys in California in developing their defenses, which utilize many different arguments and tactics. TicketKick's goal is to help people get their traffic tickets dismissed, maintaining about a 70% success rate, and offers a refund and a free consultation for guilty verdicts. TicketKick representatives can be reached at (800) 580-1902, at ticketkick.com, or at questions(at)ticketkick(dot)com. ###

TicketKick® Featured in the News on Fighting Red Light Camera Tickets

Tuesday, Oct 25th, 2011

A local San Diego news station features California legal company, TicketKick, and discusses how to beat red light camera tickets in California. A San Diego County resident shares her story of success using TicketKick, saving her hundreds of dollars in ticket fines.

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 31, 2011 In the midst of all the controversy on red light camera tickets in California, TicketKick®, a California legal company, was featured on San Diego Channel 6 news this month, discussing TicketKick's ticket-fighting service, and how to fight a red light ticket. TicketKick's Founder and President, Greg Muender, tells his story on how the company started, and how they've come to help over ten thousand drivers each year. "In 2006, I got three tickets in three weeks, and not that I am promoting driving recklessly of any nature, it was just an unfortunate series of events." Muender discusses how the trial by written declaration helped him get two out of three of his tickets dismissed in 2006, and how he has built TicketKick, a California legal document assistant, with the help of attorneys and other experts in traffic law. TicketKick now helps hundreds of people every month fight speeding tickets, red light tickets, cell phone tickets, and most other common traffic tickets in California, for a low fee and a money back guarantee. TicketKick's specialty lives in helping people fight red light camera tickets, a ticket that would cost drivers about $500 in fines, plus a point on their record. Utilizing the trial by written declaration, which allows drivers to contest their ticket through the mail in California, TicketKick helps people get their ticket dismissed. Customers end up saving money from the high fines associated with these red light camera tickets, keeping their driving records clean, saving potentially thousands of dollars in insurance premiums, and saving people the hundreds of hours it takes to research tactical defenses. A local San Diego County resident shares her story of success with San Diego 6 news, beating her own red light camera ticket with the help of TicketKick: "I was traveling southbound on Sycamore, about to make a right. So I couldn't believe it. Almost $500 for a slow down and turn, you know, turn on a red." She utilized the help of TicketKick to help her fight it, and her ticket was dismissed, saving her hundreds of dollars in fines, a trip to the courthouse, and a clean driving record. According to the California Vehicle Code, turning right on a red without coming to a complete stop before the limit line is the same violation as if the driver were to just blow straight through the light, costing drivers about $500 on average just in fines. TicketKick's strategy is based around many legal and technical issues with the cameras. "Believe it or not, most cities in California are not in full compliance with all the aspects of the law regarding red-light camera systems." added Muender. The San Diego 6 reporter comments that over 16 million traffic tickets are issued each year in California. "In a down economy, ticket fines go up, and more and more people get tickets," says TicketKick's Vice President, Sara Schoonover. "People simply cannot afford to have a ticket in California, plus an increase in their insurance premiums, or take the time to go to court, or take traffic school, so we say, "fight it!". Most people also cannot afford to hire an expensive attorney to represent them. Our service is simply a no-brainer for someone who gets a traffic ticket, since it's low cost, effective, and we offer a money back guarantee so there's nothing to lose," Schoonover adds. "And just to make things easier for everyone, we've made it a top priority to provide the best customer service possible and employ the friendliness and most knowledgeable team members to help our customers." About TicketKick® TicketKick is a registered Legal Document Assistant in California, providing self help services to beat traffic tickets, with a similar service model to companies such as LegalZoom and E*Trade. TicketKick works with attorneys in California in developing their defenses, which utilize many different arguments and tactics. TicketKick's goal is to help people get their traffic tickets dismissed, maintaining about a 70% success rate, and offers a refund and a free consultation for guilty verdicts. TicketKick representatives can be reached at (800) 580-1902, at ticketkick.com, or at questions(at)ticketkick(dot)com. ###