Warren Michigan Traffic Ticket Attorney:
Have you received a traffic ticket in Warren Michigan? Our attorneys frequent 37th District Traffic Court and have work well with the judges and city attorneys of that Court.
Many people come into our offices with a story about how someone they know went to court to fight a ticket and got lucky when the officer didn’t show up. However, this is actually very rare. When you hire an attorney, we can often bypass the officer and work directly with the city attorney or prosecutor assigned to your matter. They may have more discretion, and are often much more willing to work with you, working to eliminate points, fines, and suspensions.
Recently, we have had several cases in Warren be reduced so low they do not even abstract on the client’s driving record. This means no points, no driver’s responsibility fees, and no increases in insurance premiums.
What Impact do Traffic Points have on my Driving Record?
Michigan is a points system state, which means that every point on your driving record matters and they can add up to license revocations and/or suspensions, all in addition to state imposed Driver’s Responsibility fees (Drivers with seven points or more on their driving record must pay an annual fee each year until they no longer do). In Michigan, points stay on your driving record for two years. While it may be tempting to pay a ticket and get it over with, the consequences can last long beyond the date you send the court a check.
The amount of points on your record dictates how much you pay in auto insurance. Drivers who have a record of speeding, disobeying red lights, or failing to heed other signals or signs on the roadway are statistically more likely to cause damage to people and/or property. Such drivers are the ones most likely to experience automobile insurance increases, or even be unable to find insurance at all.
Additionally, according to Michigan law some traffic are misdemeanors or felonies while others are violations are civil infractions. Depending on the violation and how it is resolved, you may be fined, referred to a special program or, in the most serious situations, sent to jail. In many cases, if you do not take care of a traffic ticket, your driver’s license will be suspended.
Each time you admit responsibility to a traffic violation, you will have to pay certain court fines and costs. In addition, points may be posted to your driving record. Under Michigan’s point system, each traffic violation has a point value, which is set in the Michigan Vehicle Code. Points are placed on your driver record only after you have been convicted or found guilty of or responsible for a civil infraction. The Secretary of State cannot set aside a court conviction or the points for it.
For information about traffic crimes see the links below:
- Superdrunk/High BAC
- Operating within the Presence of Drugs
- Fake or Forged ID
- Leaving the Scene of an Accident
- Drunk Driving
- Michigan Driver’s License Restoration / Appeal