One of the best choices I've made.
I am glad I chose Rosenblum Law Firm (RLF) to represent me to fight a ticket which could've costed me money and points. I acknowledge I could have handled the situation better (surely will in future), but I didn't feel it was fair as I got "forced" into committing the traffic violation. The RLF lawyer I interacted via phone first and email later, was professional, understanding and helpful when I explained at great lengths why and how I got ticketed by the somewhat overzealous officers.
Apologies in advance for the length of this review, but I must add a premise to put things into perspective.
I was riding a motorcycle when got issued the ticket, probably that didn't play in my favor. We know the reputation biker's have, no matter how carefully and defensively one may ride, usually one is "guilty by association". I also love my KLR, but sadly that's the bike of choice for many who take the streets riding chaotically, doing wheelies, taunting drivers, etc. I am way far from being such kind of rider. I ride to commute and enjoy the ride (all year round). I'm not interested in childish show-off behaviors. To some that's "boring", I call it safe. I ride always aware that a split second distraction can end in catastrophe and while I don't let such thoughts ruin my rides, I Íride as responsibly as I can at all times. Still, I'm far from perfect and not immune to making bad calls, even if done to try and avoid danger. This ticket was exactly that.
I passed a truck (a 2 axels, not an 18-wheeler) in front of me while on a single lane. I passed on the left riding on a large painted divider fitting the bike's full width (didn't invade the other lane). I did so in the most careful way possible. I waited until we were all stopped at a traffic light and had enough space in front of the truck to fit the bike before the pedestrian crossing. I do acknowledge that's still a violation, but the sole reason why I did it was due to being tailgated by a very distracted, reckless driver who kept texting and driving.
She couldn't care less that not stopping in time meant running over a biker! After the 3rd close call where she panted her brakes and almost hit me, I decided to get away from that killer driver. Admittedly was more a reaction fearing for my safety (one which probably also involved some adrenaline) rather than a well thought through move. Lesson learned, if I'll ever find myself in the same situation, I'll just pull aside and let the jerk pass me so she can go get stuffed under a truck instead of me! ;)
I wasn't happy to get a ticket not so much for the fine and points but more because I felt it was unfair the reckless driver got away with it while I got punished for trying to avoid getting injured (again I acknowledge I could have handled it better).
That was the main reason why I decided to hire RLF and be represented by professionals with experience who would maximize the chance of getting my reasons across to the judge during the hearing.
I wasn't present at the hearing but I'd like to think the lawyer presented my case and my reasons, leading the judge to understand and apply leniency given the circumstances. Regardless I am very pleased with the results and would wholeheartedly recommend RLF to anyone looking to get legal representation on a traffic violation.