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Everyone gets traffic tickets...

...and when it comes to horrible traffic ticket stories, we've heard it all. When our customers give us the nitty-gritty details of their ticket scenario, we beg them to spare us the part where they "really, really had to go to the bathroom", and the cop was just not letting them go, so they wet themselves right there in the car! (True story). Honestly, if that's happened to you, it's probably not enough to convince the judge to dismiss your case. (If you were planning to use that defense, please, please spare yourself the embarrassment in court and leave it to the pros to come up with defenses, aka, TicketKick, duh!) With all of the stories we try to tune out due to their sheer cringy-ness, there are some that we legitimately think were unnecessarily rude, wrong, or simply horrible on the part of the officer or government. Now, let me interject myself: we support police officers. Yes! They're out there to keep our roads safe, and that's the number one priority. We don't, however, support abuse, unnecessary rudeness to the everyday driver, or tickets generated to raise revenue for the government. We asked Californians to send us their traffic ticket nightmare stories. We asked how they felt about how they were dealt with, and if they feel that the incident justified the fine.

"Just a scam to generate revenue"

Comedian Dan Nainan (www.danielnainan.com) travels from New York to Los Angeles every year for our weather and to perform. While in LA, he got pulled over after making a right turn at an intersection. Although he didn't quite understand why he was getting pulled over, the cop wrote him the ticket. "I decided to contest the ticket," he said. "The policeman came and spoke to me and said that I could plead guilty and pay the fine, but avoid any points point on my license, or any information going to my insurance company. He was very nice about it, and I actually felt grateful." Until he got the fine in the mail. "You know much the ticket was? FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS! I realized that this whole thing is just a scam to generate revenue, and it is disgusting! Because of this experience, I'm seriously considering not going to Los Angeles anymore and just toughing out the winters in New York, where one does not have to have a freaking car." Well said, Dan.

"Traffic tickets WERE intended as a safe driving measure"

Ben Schorr, CEO of www.rolandschorr.com received a ticket for supposedly doing 56 in a 50 zone. Fortunately, he was able to get his fine lowered and the violation knocked off his record because the judge thought the officer was silly for citing him for such a low speed (compared to much higher tickets given!). Ben certainly got an eye opener on how the whole system works. "Speaking to my friends who are LAPD officers, they told me that while they don't have any quota for tickets to write in a shift, their shift commander knows how many tickets they usually write in a shift and if they're considerably below (or above) that number, they might get asked why it was so different. I think that the traffic tickets were intended as a safe driving measure but I think in some areas, especially in these difficult budget times, they have occasionally been perverted to be a revenue-generator."

"I had never gotten a ticket because I always followed the rules"

My favorite was from Jane Angelich of www.supercollar.com. She said, "I have received one ticket in my 43 years of driving, and it was in California in 1991 while teaching my 15.5 year-old son to drive. As we were approaching our house, I began the lecture about how I had never gotten a ticket because I always followed the rules when operating the car. My son then informed me that my track record was about to change because the police car following me with the lights ablaze was about to pull me over. I was supposedly clocked going 40 mph in my own 25 mph residential area. I was so adamant that it was unjustified that I did go to traffic court and fight it. My son and I actually measured the distance between the two stop signs where we were stopped and compared it with the 0-60 performance of my car. It showed that the car couldn't get to 40 miles per hour at the point we were stopped. We prepared an elaborate visual, went to court and made the presentation to the judge. The officer that issued the ticket spoke first about the calibration of his radar gun and then I spoke. I thought I proved my case when the judge asked the officer to come behind the bench and they began whispering. But, I was found guilty and given the choice to go to traffic school, which I took to avoid the points. So much for my perfect driving record and my son, now 35, still reminds me of that great driving lesson."

Sushi Roll

The biggest complaint we hear is on red light camera tickets. California's red light fines are about $500, plus a point on your driving record, and most people feel that the systems are simply revenue generators. I haven't heard from too many folks who thought that making a right turn on a red without coming to complete stop before the limit line justified such a high fine. Blowing across the intersection, sure. But in reality, almost 75% of the red light camera cases we handle are NOT the type where the driver blew straight through the light. From my personal experience, if a cop's sitting there and you make that "California roll" (get the "sushi roll" heading now?), he wouldn't pull you over. I'm just sayin'...

Share your traffic ticket story!

Got a traffic ticket nightmare story you'd love to share? I'd love to hear it. Send it to: sara@ticketkick.com.

TicketKick's New Year Resolution: Celebrate Their Employees

TicketKick®, a California based legal document service helping drivers beat traffic tickets, rolls out their Employee Appreciation Initiative, aimed at fostering a fun work atmosphere, honoring their employees' hard work, and creating a positive and meaningful experience within the company.

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) December 30, 2011 TicketKick, California's fastest growing legal document assistant helping drivers contest speeding tickets, red light camera tickets, and other common traffic infractions, has recently launched an Employee Appreciation Initiative, to supplement their customer service initiatives already underway. Their plans include providing health benefits, personal growth classes, personal allowances to decorate each employee's office, family and friends' discount of TicketKick's services, snacks and beverages available for free in the office, and fun employee outings and bonuses when company goals are met throughout the year. "It's a joy to work at TicketKick, I get to help people who desperately need help with their ticket all day long in a great, low pressure working environment," said Lewis Guess, one of TicketKick's Customer Service Representatives. To kick off their initiatives, the company recently treated their employees to a steakhouse dinner in downtown San Diego and two Disneyland tickets as a gift to each employee. TicketKick's founder and President, Greg Muender gave a speech, thanking each employee individually for their hard work and dedication to the company and announced his upcoming plans with the Employee Appreciation Initiative. Muender, recently inspired by the book, "Peak" by Chip Conley, said "Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs can be applied to employees very easily. As the leader of the company, it's my job to ensure that our employees have all levels of their "needs pyramid" met. We've got to lay the proper foundation with wages and benefits. Then, we've got to create a sense of community, somewhere people actually want to do work. Finally, we need to empower our employees to allow them to feel that their work is meaningful and impactful. We are really excited to roll out our new initiative, not only because we can show our appreciation to our amazing existing team, but we can attract new talent to come work at a great place." TicketKick is confident that by investing in their employees, their bottom line will benefit. They look forward to continuing to add great employees to their team and to continue to grow as a company. Their goal is to help 12,200 people fight traffic violations in 2012. About TicketKick® TicketKick is a registered and bonded legal document assistant in California, providing self help services in assisting drivers to beat traffic tickets, using a similar service model to companies such as LegalZoom and E*Trade. TicketKick works with traffic attorneys and law school graduates who work together to complete legal documents in a ministerial manner at the specific direction of the customer with the goal of helping the customer obtain a ticket dismissal. About 70% of TicketKick's customers receive a dismissal of their ticket. TicketKick offers an industry exclusive money back guarantee for customers who may be found guilty after using their services. TicketKick Customer Service Representatives can be reached at (800) 580-1902. For press inquiries, TicketKick's Vice President can be reached at (619) 569-1001. ###
Posted in Press Releases
Jan 14th, 2012

TicketKick® Celebrates Grand Opening of Two Authorized Service Centers in Southern California

TicketKick® helps drivers fight traffic tickets in California, and recently celebrated the grand opening of their first two TicketKick Authorized Service Centers in West Covina and Baldwin park, expanding their service from exclusively phone and online to in-store locations for people who want professional help in contesting red light camera tickets, speeding tickets, and other common traffic tickets.

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) December 27, 2011 Within just a few years, TicketKick has become the fastest growing legal document service, helping over 500 drivers per month fight traffic tickets through the mail. Until recently, their customers could either sign up for the service online, or over the phone. This month, TicketKick celebrated the grand opening of their first two in-store locations, complimenting their online and phone service. At TicketKick Authorized Service Centers?, customers can speak with a bilingual TicketKick Authorized Agent to learn more about how TicketKick can help them obtain a ticket dismissal, or, they can sign up for the service right in store. The TicketKick Authorized Service Centers? are conveniently located inside Papa Cash stores in West Covina at 1001 E Amar Road #104 West Covina, CA 91792 and in Baldwin Park at 14135 Francisquito Ave. Baldwin Park, CA 91706. TicketKick plans to offer their service at more convenient in-store locations in the future. "Everyone gets traffic tickets, so our market is very diverse. We find that many people in the Hispanic community prefer to do business face-to-face, and we're happy to cater to their needs and preferences," says Greg Muender, Founder and President of TicketKick. "At each location, we provide bilingual reps and documents in both English and Spanish, making it convenient for those who prefer either language to take care of their traffic ticket." TicketKick helps drivers contest their ticket through a trial by written declaration, or, trial by mail. About 70% of TicketKick's customers get their tickets completely dismissed, and, since TicketKick offers a money back guarantee, those who don't win their case get their money back. "Traffic ticket fines in California are as high as ever, and people simply can't afford to have one on their record. We help people facing hundreds of dollars in fines get their tickets dismissed without ever having to go to court. We know the economy is tough out there, so we've built our service to offer the money back guarantee, that way people have nothing to lose in trying. It's a win-win," Greg said. TicketKick's service can help drivers with speeding tickets, red light camera tickets, stop sign tickets, cell phone tickets, and most other common traffic infractions. About TicketKick® TicketKick is a registered and bonded legal document assistant in California, providing self help services in assisting drivers to beat traffic tickets, using a similar service model to companies such as LegalZoom and E*Trade. TicketKick works with traffic attorneys and law school graduates who work together to complete legal documents in a ministerial manner at the specific direction of the customer with the goal of helping the customer obtain a ticket dismissal. About a 70% of TicketKick's customers receive a dismissal of their ticket. TicketKick offers an industry exclusive money back guarantee for customers who may be found guilty after using their services. TicketKick representatives can be reached at (800) 580-1902, at http://www.ticketkick.com, or at questions(at)ticketkick(dot)com. # # #
Posted in Press Releases
Jan 14th, 2012

TicketKick® Announces Two Authorized Service CenterSM Locations in Southern California

TicketKick®, California's fastest growing legal service helping drivers with traffic ticket defense, announces their grand opening of two Authorized Service CentersSM in West Covina and Baldwin Park, with plans to expand into about a dozen other locations in the upcoming months. The Authorized Service Centers will provide a walk-in service to help drivers beat traffic tickets for a low cost. Bilingual representatives will be available at each location to provide legal assistance to the diverse community.

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) November 30, 2011 Drivers with traffic tickets in Southern California will now be able to receive professional legal assistance at two of TicketKick's Authorized Service CentersSM located inside Papa CashSM Check Cashing stores starting in December 2011. TicketKick is the fasting growing ticket dismissal service in California, helping drivers contest tickets through a trial by written declaration (trial by mail). They help drivers with basic traffic infractions such as speeding tickets, red light camera tickets, and other common violations. TicketKick and Papa Cash plan to host a grand opening celebration on Thursday December 8, 2011 at their West Covina location. Until recently, TicketKick's service was only available to customers by phone, online, or by a walk-in appointment in TicketKick's corporate office in San Diego, but will now be available on a walk-in basis in two Papa Cash stores located in West Covina and Baldwin Park starting in December. TicketKick has created an affiliate model with Papa Cash, and will provide trained TicketKick Authorized AgentsSM in the Papa Cash stores. TicketKick and Papa Cash have plans to roll out the service in about a dozen other locations in the upcoming months. Customers who sign up for the TicketKick service at the Papa Cash locations will have full access to TicketKick's corporate customer service team. Papa Cash was established in 2003 to provide retail financial services to a wide array of customers. They offer services and products including check cashing, personal loans, money orders, stamps, phone cards, buss passes, bill pay, and gold buying. The owners of Papa Cash reached out to TicketKick after seeing TicketKick featured in a Yahoo! article in September, and presented an interest of offering the TicketKick service to the customers in their stores. "We're excited to be able to offer a ticket fighting service in the Papa Cash stores. Just about everyone gets traffic tickets, and it'll be convenient for Papa Cash's regular customers to now be able to get professional help with their ticket in store," said Aaron Padilla, Papa Cash's Consumer Credit Director. TicketKick's mission to help drivers easily fight traffic violations while providing friendly and helpful customer service aligns seamlessly with Papa Cash's mission of offering first-class financial products and services, at a fair price, in a clean and professional setting, with courteous and respectful service. Greg Muender, TicketKick's President and Founder said, "Papa Cash really focuses on treating their customers well, just as we do. When you walk into any of their stores, their reps are always so friendly and helpful, and we're confident that the TicketKick service is going to fit right into the service model they've created." About TicketKick® TicketKick is a registered and bonded legal document assistant in California, providing self help services in assisting drivers to beat traffic tickets, using a similar service model to companies such as LegalZoom and E*Trade. TicketKick works with traffic attorneys and law school graduates who work together to complete legal documents in a ministerial manner at the specific direction of the customer with the goal of helping the customer obtain a ticket dismissal. About a 70% of TicketKick's customers receive a dismissal of their ticket. TicketKick offers an industry exclusive money back guarantee for customers who may be found guilty after using their services. TicketKick representatives can be reached at (800) 580-1902, at http://www.ticketkick.com, or at questions(at)ticketkick(dot)com. ###
Posted in Press Releases
Jan 14th, 2012

TicketKick® Changes Mission Statement to Better Reflect Customer Service Initiative

California's fastest growing traffic ticket dismissal service, TicketKick, changes their mission statement in an attempt to better illustrate their goals in providing the most effective legal defenses for traffic tickets and top-notch customer service for their customers.

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) October 31, 2011 TicketKick is the fastest growing legal service assisting in traffic ticket defense, and is out to change the reputation of the legal industry for the better. The team at TicketKick prides themselves on providing the best of both effective legal arguments and helpful customer service, making the process of fighting a traffic ticket easy and convenient for about 500 customers per month. TicketKick's founder and president, Greg Muender, said that on their journey of becoming a successful legal service, he's learned what really matters, and it's reflected in their new mission statement: "Our mission at TicketKick® is to develop the most comprehensive and compelling legal arguments possible for each case, to provide the friendliest and most helpful customer service team available, and to leave each customer satisfied with our service, regardless of the outcome of their case." Muender discussed how early on in business development, they actually considered outsourcing their customer service team, and how grateful they are that they decided against it, since they feel that the customer service team is just as integral of a part of the company as the attorneys and defense writers, and should stay in house. "Our customer service reps are hired because they are the friendliest, most helpful, professional, and quickest learning candidates there are. The number one quality we look for when hiring is a friendly and helpful attitude. It's so rewarding that our team cares as much about helping our customers as we as managers do," said TicketKick's Vice President, Sara Schoonover. "Ultimately, everything we do in this company is for the betterment of the customer. I've never worked for a company before that would literally go against their own terms and conditions to appease the customer at times. In the end, doing whatever it takes to leave the customer satisfied definitely results in long-term fans, referrals, and ultimately, growth and success. You simply can't take shortcuts in customer service, or you will fail miserably, and I've seen it happen to so many companies." About TicketKick® TicketKick is a registered and bonded legal document assistant in California, providing self help services in assisting drivers to beat traffic tickets, using a similar service model to companies such as LegalZoom and E*Trade. TicketKick's defense team consists of seasoned traffic attorneys and law school graduates who work together to formulate comprehensive legal arguments with the goal of helping the customer obtain a ticket dismissal. They maintain about a 70% dismissal rate and offer a money back guarantee for customers who may be found guilty. TicketKick representatives can be reached at (800) 580-1902, at http://www.ticketkick.com, or at questions(at)ticketkick(dot)com. # # #
Posted in Press Releases
Jan 14th, 2012

Governor Vetos SB 29

We thought we'd put out an update on whatever happened to Senate Bill 29, a bill that would have put new restrictions on cities operating red light camera systems. Most notably, SB 29 would protect the rights of Californians cited by traffic enforcement cameras (red light cameras) and would require that cities using red light cameras establish policies and procedures to better ensure that citations are properly and appropriately issued, and that motorists can effectively challenge incorrectly administered tickets. For more history on SB29, check out this blog post. SB29 worked it's way through the senate for nearly a year until it was finally vetoed. On October 7 of this year, Our Governor put out this veto message: "To the Members of the California State Senate: I am returning Senate Bill 29 without my signature. This bill standardizes rules for local governments to follow when installing and maintaining red light cameras. This is something that can and should be overseen by local elected officials. Sincerely, Edmund G. Brown Jr." What does this mean for you as a driver? Apparently, it means that your city may still be able to operate red light cameras on a basis of revenue generation if they so need to, which many people accuse is the underlying reason for red light camera systems. Interestingly, opponents of SB 29 argued that hundreds of millions of dollars would be lost in government ticketing revenue if SB29 was signed, since it would prohibit the government in considering revenue generation when proposing to install a new red light camera system, beyond recovering its actual costs of operating the system. These things are supposed to be used to reduce the number of accidents at specific intersections, but the studies on this are controversial. How do you feel about red light camera systems? Voice your concerns on our Facebook page or you can leave a comment on this blog post. Be sure to give a big shout out to our team at TicketKick for continuing to help educate the public of what their rights are options are with red light camera tickets. Until more laws are put in place to actually help protect driver's rights regarding red light camera systems, we'll keep on helping hundreds of drivers fight them every month.  
Posted in Government, News, Red Light
Nov 11th, 2011

Got a Traffic Ticket Nightmare Story? We want to hear it!

Over 16 million tickets are given out in California every year. Everyone seems to have a great traffic ticket nightmare story, and we want to hear them. We'll be compiling the top 10 stories into an article with the goal of bringing awareness of our legal system and help to educate the public of what their rights and options are. Can you help? Please include the following in your story. (The more elaborate, the better). 1) Did you feel your ticket was warranted? Why or why not? Did it affect your decision to contest it or not? 2) What did you end up doing about it? What was your experience with the court like? 3) Did you feel that the fine imposed by the court was justified by the violation? Do you think that California's traffic tickets are a revenue generation source, or designed to promote safe driving? Please note that by providing your name and website, we are assuming that we may quote you directly, unless you specifically request to remain anonymous. We will let you know if we decide to use your story in our article and we'll send you the link! Email your story submissions with contact information to: sara@ticketkick.com by Friday, November 18 2011.
Posted in General
Nov 07th, 2011

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

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. ###
Posted in Press Releases
Oct 27th, 2011

TicketKick® Offers Free Tips on Avoiding Red Light Camera Scams

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. ###
Oct 25th, 2011

TicketKick® Sales Triple Thanks to HARO

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. ###
Oct 25th, 2011