Pay Your Ticket with an App?

Man and woman reading ticket

Not every person chooses to fight a traffic ticket in court. For some, it doesn’t make financial sense. For others, time in court means time away from work and a day without pay. No matter the reason, sometimes paying a citation just makes more sense.

In today’s world, there are two options when you get a citation: Pay it or fight it. What if there was a third option? An entrepreneur in Florida is hoping to offer people what he says is a game changer. An app that would allow people to not only pay their citations, but save money in the process, is in the works.

The new app, called TIKD, gives people the choice to pay their ticket in seconds. What people don’t see is the backend of the app. Here’s how it works:

A driver snaps a photo of their ticket and uploads it to the app. They enter their credit card information and call it done. On the other side of the app, a fee is taken and a lawyer is hired. That layer takes the ticket to traffic court and fights it. If the driver wins, nothing more is paid. If they lose, nothing more is paid. The cost associated with the payment is refunded if the case is lost and points are added to a license.

The app went live in Florida earlier this month and so far, each ticket uploaded has been dismissed with the exception of one.

So far, the app has not been released nationwide, but it may soon be. Users should note that the app is only for minor infractions like running a stop sign. Those charged with driving under the influence or another serious charge cannot use the service.

If you are charged with a traffic violation in New York, you still have to handle your ticket the old fashioned way. Feifer & Greenberg can help you decide if it makes sense for you to pay or fight. Call now to schedule your free consultation.