Abel Guevara knew his wife, Sonia, couldn’t be guilty of speeding. Not only does she drive slowly, but the circumstances of the ticket sounded suspicious: on her way to pick up her granddaughter from school, Sonia was stopped at a red light, waiting for the left turn signal to turn green. Once the light changed and she turned the corner, lights flashed in her rear view mirror, and an officer told her she was getting a ticket for speeding in a school zone. How could she have been speeding when she barely turned the corner?
Sonia didn’t argue and signed the ticket, but when she told her husband the story later that day, Abel remembered that he was a Texas Legal member. He called Texas Legal’s customer service hotline and got information for several local attorneys. The Guevaras chose Houston attorney Ashton Adair, who specializes in traffic tickets.
“It was an easy choice to go with Mr. Adair because he is an easy-going person. He listened to my wife, went to Google Maps and saw how there was no way she could have been speeding, so we decided we would go to court,” said Guevara.
“He gave us scenarios about what might happen and what approach we would use. On the day of court, the officer did not show up so the case was dismissed,” said Guevara.
Guevara said he was impressed with Adair’s work on the case and his knowledge of the subject. After court, Adair recommended they get the case expunged from Sonia’s driving records, which the couple appreciated.
“He is well-versed in the traffic tickets arena and will tell it like it is, whether or not you might have a chance to win,” said Guevara. “I want to thank Mr. Adair for his work in this case.”
Although Guevara has been a Texas Legal member for a few years, this was the first time he’d used his membership.
“It is a good value if you ever need a lawyer, and I’m extremely sure I will use the service again,” he said.
Want to learn more about what to do when you get a traffic ticket? Ashton Adair has shared his expertise with us on How, When and Why and Why to Fight a Traffic Ticket in Texas.