Using Your LegalShield Plan for Traffic Violation Assistance
Police issue more than 41 million speeding tickets a year, many of them around the holidays. Without a LegalShield membership, hiring a lawyer to fight your ticket could cost more than $150. If you receive a ticket, LegalShield has you covered. A feature of the LegalShield app lets you take a picture of your traffic ticket with your smartphone and send it directly to your LegalShield provider law firm. You can download the LegalShield app from the Apple App Store or Google Play today.
Here is what you should do if you are pulled over and how to use app if you receive a ticket. Drive safe and avoid speeding. If you are pulled over you should first move safely off the road, turn your interior light on at night and keep your hands on the steering wheel.
Avoid taking off your seat belt, searching, or moving around in your vehicle while waiting for the officer. Do not exit the vehicle unless you are directed to do so by the officer. It is important to be polite and cooperative. Avoid arguing with the officer. Comply with the officer’s requests for your name, driver’s license, registration, and insurance information. Let the officer know you need to look for your insurance or registration information.
Signing the ticket is not an admission of guilt, it only shows that you were provided with a copy of the citation. Save any objections or arguments for court. Ultimately a judge will decide if the ticket is valid.
You are not required to consent to a search of your car. If the officer searches over your objection, stay calm, and tell the officer you object to the search but do not physically resist the search. If you are issued a ticket, use the app to send the ticket directly to your LegalShield provider law firm. Make sure the image is legible before submitting it to the lawyer.
Easy Access to a Lawyer
Once received, your LegalShield provider law firm will process the information and call you within 4 business hours. Submitting your ticket right away helps ensure a lawyer is available for your court date and has plenty of time to prepare your case.
If you have questions or do not hear back from your LegalShield provider law firm within 8 business hours you may call them directly. The LegalShield app also gives you access to the LegalShield will questionnaire, lets you update your membership contact information, and provides important legal tips and plan information.
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LegalShield provides access to legal services offered by a network of provider law firms to LegalShield Members through member-based participation. Neither LegalShield nor its officers, employees or sales associates directly or indirectly provide legal services, representation or advice. See a plan contract for specific state of residence for complete terms, coverage, amounts, and conditions. This is not intended to be legal advice. Please contact an attorney for legal advice or assistance. If you are a LegalShield member, you should contact your Provider Law Firm.