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Mobile app makes shopping for traffic attorneys easier

Posted December 16, 2013
Updated December 17, 2013

— Shopping online is common, and now, a new website and mobile app is allowing drivers facing traffic charges in North Carolina to shop for attorneys in North Carolina.

Wake County attorney Terrence McEnally developed the service, called BernieSez, in which users upload a photo of their traffic citation, provide basic information and then receive bids from traffic attorneys wanting to represent them.

McEnally says the service is a more efficient way to hire an attorney in that drivers don't have to sort through sometimes dozens of solicitations and then have to explain their case multiple times to multiple attorneys.

With BernieSez, users can compare competing bids and pick the attorney they want to represent them.

The service is free for drivers, and lawyers will pay a fee once beta testing of the service ends in March.

Ray Beard started using the service when he got a speeding ticket last month.

"What I'm hoping to do, because I haven't had my trial date yet, is to get (the ticket) off my record, and so that's why I'm looking for an attorney," he said.

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  • clintoflannagan Dec 18, 10:50 a.m.

    This sounds like a great idea to me. Just a few clicks and have someone take care of a routine ticket? We do everything else in our lives that way. Why not this?

  • Rebelyell55 Dec 17, 6:33 p.m.

    @ No Respect, ya got that right, but I guess someone think ya need an app. for anything. Funny part is, some people will actually buy it.

  • mafiamic Dec 17, 4:45 p.m.

    The only ones getting this app are the ones who know they are going to get a ticket or more.

  • NoRespect Dec 17, 3:45 p.m.

    You don't need this ap.... The lawyers will flood your mailbox with offers to represent you within days of getting your ticket.

  • baldchip Dec 17, 10:22 a.m.

    If you don't speed or run stop signs, you won't get a ticket. No ticket means no need for a lawyer!! Ah yes-novel thought!!