PLEASE READ THIS PAGE COMPLETELY, IT WILL TAKE YOU NO LONGER THAN 2 MINUTES. ALL REQUIRED STEPS, AS LISTED BELOW, WILL BE FOUND ON THE MENU ABOVE THE WEBSITE UNDER "CLIENT SERVICES". PLEASE READ:
(1) Register as a client, look for CLIENT REGISTRATION ON UNDER THE CLIENT SERVICES LINK ABOVE on the top menu of this website.
(2) Make payment on the agreement AS QUOTED, look for PAYMENTS on the top menu of this website under CLIENT SERVICES FOLDER.
(3) Please fax ((415) 276-1968) or scan and e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) a copy of the following: A legible copy of your ticket, any and all Court communications and courtesy notice that you may have received from the Court. Also, to inform us of any future court dates you may have. Please include any and all other paperwork that you think is relevant.
(4) Please fill out the form below and read the agreement in full and click submit to accept the terms.
Only after completing all required steps can you consider our office to be representing you on your case. You are hereby on notice that a failure to complete ANY OF THE AFOREMENTIONED FOUR STEPS, will mean that we are not representing you in your matter. Once all steps are completed, we will automatically open a file for your case and notify you that we have received your information and are now working on your matter.
We look forward to working with you to a successful resolution of your case/s. Please note that if someone else is paying for your services, you also agree that we owe no fiduciary duty to such payee and that our duty is to you (THE PERSON WHO APPEARS ON THE TICKET) and no one else. By submitting this form you are agreeing that you have been placed on notice of such owed fiduciary duties. Please feel free to call us for any questions you may have.
TRAFFIC AGREEMENT/TERMS OF RETAINER - PLEASE READ BELOW:
I, the aforementioned person , hereby understand and agree to be represented by the Law Offices of Katsuranis & Rodriguez under the following terms:
(A). You hereby agree that the amount you pay on this contract is the amount of the fee agreed upon by me and Attorney Rodriguez for representation on your matter. This amount was agreed on during previous discussions and quoted to me by Attorney Francisco Rodriguez. I understand that this is a flat fee for legal services that will cover the selected type of representation as chosen by Client from the drop-down menu found below on this form. The attorney’s fee is a flat non-refundable “true retainer fee” as defined in Rule 3-700(D)(2) of the State Bar Professional Rules of Responsibility. The Firm limits the volume of cases accepted and the fee is therefore paid to secure the Firm’s availability to respond to your case. A person can hire and fire their Attorney at any time, however, if client chooses to terminate the flat fee agreement, Attorney will bill for any and all time spent on the case, in or out of court, at the hourly rate of $450 dollars. This amount represents the firm’s hourly rate for non-flat fee agreements. The flat fee paid is therefore earned upon receipt by the Firm.
Under the Rules of Professional Conduct, you have the right to have the amount paid as a flat fee deposited in a bank account labeled “TRUST ACCOUNT.” The California Rules of Professional Conduct allows an attorney to deposit this amount in the law firm’s operating account, provided that you are aware that:
(i) you have the absolute right to have the amount deposited in a TRUST ACCOUNT until the fee is earned;
(ii) you consent in writing to allow the legal fees to be deposited in my law firm’s operating account; and
(iii) you are entitled to a refund of any amount of the fee that has not been earned in the event the representation is terminated or the services for which the fee has been paid are not completed.(B). I understand that the fee is not dependent on the outcome of the case. The fee is charged regardless of the result in the case. NO PROMISES ARE MADE as to the outcome of your matter. You further understand that this fee is for Attorney fees only and you remain responsible for any court fees or fines assessed by the Court as a result of the outcome of your case. Please note that we do not carry malpractice insurance.
(C). You understand that there are no refunds once we begin work on your matter due to the reservation of time for the firm to be available to respond to your case. This is called a “true retainer”. We begin work when a file is open in our office on your case. You further agree that Attorney/Firm can be assisted by associate Attorneys for the representation in your case.
(D). Appeals or Writs are not included in the fee.
(E). If a citation includes a fix it ticket, it is your responsibility to provide us with proof of correction before the date set for trial. Continuances are not covered by this fee caused by failure to present proof of correction. Please get all corrections before trial or a fee will be assessed.
(F). You will receive an email informing you of the trial date, it is always recommended that you be present in order to give you the best chance at winning the case. Having said that, your presence is not mandatory it is only a recommendation from our office, the court will not require that you be present. If you choose not to be present then you are authorizing us to act in your best interest on your behalf and in your absence.
(G). You agree to have our office do everything legally possible to win your case or get it reduced to a non-point violation. If you are eligible for traffic school please inform us of this before you pay and in writing after you pay. Traffic School is a guaranteed way to get a point of your record and it is a good option. Your case has a current bail and If you wish to take advantage of a Trial by Declaration (recommended call us for questions on this procedure, and only if APPLICABLE) please forward a check payable to the Clerk of the Court, (INSERT COUNTY NAME); to our office. It is your responsibility and you agree to send any communication from the Court as soon as it is received to our office by fax or email as it may be time sensitive.
(H). Client agrees to make payment for the contract on our website (LOOK FOR THE PAYMENTS LINK UNDER CLIENT SERVICES UP TOP).
(I). By paying the fee on this agreement you are accepting the terms listed above.
(J). You also agree that the agreement contained herein will be considered the original contract and further agree to print a copy of this webpage for your keeping.
(J). In order to complete the signup process you also agree to do COMPLETE THE FOUR STEPS AS LISTED ABOVE. :