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The blood-sucking lawyers

Posted on | November 4, 2008 | 2 Comments

If you are reading this from my facebook profile, you already know that I received a traffic violation a week or so ago. I was going a little fast on the way to work and, frankly, got caught.

Being a resident of Texas for about 16 months has been quite educational, but even I was surprised to see the lawyers grab hold of this one. You see, three days after the “incident”, I received no less than three letters from lawyers looking to help.

The Law Offices of [name withheld] has obtained information from Dallas County IT Services that you recently received a Dallas County Justice of the Peace citation. Our firm will handle your case by appealing the case from the Justice of the Peace Court to Dallas County Criminal Court of Appeals No. 1.

Note to self: Dallas county publishes all the traffic citations so that blood-sucking lawyers can solicit your patronage.

Another, exactly as typed grammatical errors and all:

No office visit necessary – Just Call – We accept all Major Credit Cards

How many attorneys do this work? Well one letter said this:

Why hire [name witheld]: Nine dedicated and experienced attorneys with offices in Dallas and Houston representing motorists across Texas!

And my favorite:

We are here to help you!

Now I know that there are times when you need an attorney to represent you. But the fact is, I was going too fast. There is no need to appeal this to criminal court.

What’s wrong with accepting a little personal responsibility?

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2 Responses to “The blood-sucking lawyers”

  1. Becky GIllespie
    November 4th, 2008 @ 7:12 am

    Well, I guess they have to make money somehow right? Can’t hate a lawyer for tryin’.
    I agree, though, that this is a bit outlandish. Funny how they make you seem like the victim in need of help.

  2. ipod
    November 4th, 2008 @ 5:38 pm

    i think that i don’t like responsibility. it is icky-yicky. i wonder though, do these lawyers ever win cases? i mean, most cops will put in on video that you are speeding, so how can you win a case like that?