As many of you know, I graduated from “Dear Old” Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA and I call Richmond, VA my home. As a consequence, Cheryl and I have made the drive between the two cities many times. One day while Cheryl was making the trek north from Atlanta up to Richmond (on I-95 of course), she was stopped by one of North Carolina’s finest. To this day, I’m convinced she was stopped because she had the wrong Nascar sticker on the back of the car (they don’t like Jeff Gordon too much ’round those parts) but I can’t verify that. In any event, the allegation was speeding…in a construction zone if memory serves with all the double penalties that go along with that. And while the police officer talked to her about what she had done wrong with that police officer smirk, Cheryl did what all good people in that position do…she sat there and took it.
I’m sure the police officer thought he was doing his “good dead” for the day. He had what seemed like a sure win. The VA license plate on he vehicle and Cheryl’s baby bump suggested that there would be no court date associated with this ticket. It looked like she would just pay the fine and call it a day – chalk it up as a loss. He would have been right – if it hadn’t been for LegalShield.
Because she was properly licensed and the vehicle was properly insured, the ticket was defensible. So, what she did instead of just take it was call our provider law firm in Virginia who, in turn, called the provider law firm in North Carolina. As a provision of our membership, we had an attorney appear in court for her as she wasn’t able to appear herself. After the hearing, we got a letter from our attorney telling us the results of the trial. As it turns out, the ticket was thrown out and we didn’t get any points on our license and our insurance didn’t go up as a result. The cost for all that was…$0 over the cost of our membership.
LegalShield saved us time, money and aggravation. Being a LegalShield member gives me the piece of mind that lets me “worry less and live more”. Thank you LegalShield.
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