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Is This App Developer Practicing Law Without a License?

In past articles, we told you about the app Tikd and how it could be used to fight traffic tickets without ever leaving the comfort of your own home. In an interesting twist, the developer of the app is being accused of practicing law without a license to do so. A legal battle between the Ticket Clinic and the ticket-fighting app has sparked an investigation by the Florida Bar.

An entrepreneur by the name of Christopher Riley launched the app earlier this year. Riley said that app would be an easy way for those cited with minor infractions to get their tickets dismissed. Users of the app upload their ticket, pay a fee and the app sends the ticket to a local attorney. If the alleged offender loses their case, Tikd will pay fines and court costs.

The Ticket Clinic, comprised of real lawyers, said that the app misleads those accused of traffic violations. The group says that the app creator has violated Bar rules by saying that it will pay fines and court costs. Attorneys in the state are not permitted to do this. On its behalf, Tikd said that attorneys were hindering its business.

Whether Tikd will be permitted to continue offering its services will depend on the finding of the Florida Bar.

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